SKGABC Level 1 (Day) Guide

SKGABC Level 1 Guides are trained to lead day trips in sheltered waters.

Participants will review a wide range of basic boat handling and rescue skills, record and interpret the weather, navigate by piloting, and refine group leadership, communication, and safety management skills. Our course is accredited by the SKGABC, and includes the Level 1 Guide Exam.  Successful candidates can upgrade to Assistant Overnight Guide with our AOG Upgrade course.

Cancellation Policy

Skill Level


  • Basic paddling experience.
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ISKGA Training Modules Included

  • Coastal Guide Leadership
  • Coastal Planning & Navigation
  • Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Level One

Upcoming Courses

Date: October 6-10, 2022 (5 days)
Ucluelet, BC
Date: March 25-29, 2023 (5 days)
Ucluelet, BC
Date: April 10-14, 2023 (5 days)
Ucluelet, BC
Date: May 13-17, 2023 (5 days)
Ucluelet, BC
Date: May 24-28, 2023
Prince Rupert, BC

Course Notes:

Contact John Androsky for booking your spot at [email protected]

Course Information Package
Date: May TBA 2023
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
$1075 CDN 

Course Notes:

Contact us for more information.

Course Information Package
Date: June 3-7, 2023
Farewell Harbour Lodge on Berry Island in the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park
$1075 + GST for instruction and $85/day for meals - accommodation ($425 + GST) 

Course Notes:

Contact Farewell Harbour Lodge for booking your spot at [email protected]

Course Information Package
Date: October 5-9, 2023 (5 days)
Ucluelet, BC

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Booking and Payment Notes

If you would prefer to pay a deposit in order to secure your spot, a deposit of $300 is required in order to register. The balance of your payment is due at least 30 days before the start of the program. Payment can be made by Interac E-Transfer, cheque, money order, or cash. You can also pay the full amount with a credit card using the online registration system on our website.