Sea Kayaking Recreational Programs

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Whether you are curious about sea kayaking or want to further develop your skills, we have a program for you.

Check out this video from a Paddle Canada Level 3 course.

Paddle Canada Certification Programs

Paddle Canada Level 1

This two day course is for new and enthusiastic paddlers looking to jump in with both feet.  We cover all the basics and add some weather, navigation, and day tourings skills for good measure. SKILS is providing kayak, kayak equipment and immersion gear.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
May 11-12, 2019 Ucluelet, British Columbia CDN $300 book now
April 13-14, 2019

June 1-2, 2019

Maple Bay, British Columbia CDN $300 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Paddle Canada Level 2

Level 2 builds on the skills covered in the Level 1 Program by refining existing skills and adding new ones like rolling and paddling in currents.  Touring skills are also introduced on an overnight trip. Anyone looking to tour in coastal waters should have these skills.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
April 19-23 (5 days), 2019

June 4-8 (5 days), 2019

Discovery Island Lodge on Quadra Island, British Columbia

(accommodation included for the course and the night prior to the course)

CDN $860  book now
TBA, 2019 Victoria area, British Columbia book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Paddle Canada Level 3

Skills introduced in Level 2 are polished and applied in even more dynamic waters on the open coast.  This course also includes a leadership component for those paddling in peer groups.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
April 27-May 1, 2019 Broken Group Islands (Pacific Rim National Park), BC CDN $750 book now
September 20-24, 2019 Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, BC CDN $750 book now
September 27-October 1, 2019 Tusket Islands, Nova Scotia CDN $850 Contact us at [email protected]

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Paddle Canada Level 4

This is where all the other cool paddling stuff lives!  Designed for experienced coastal paddlers, Level 4 provides a dynamic and rewarding group environment for paddlers to share skills and knowledge and add a few extra tools to their tool box.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
April 20-26, 2019 (7 days)

4 nights accommodation in a lodge included

Quadra Island and West Coast CDN $1199 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

General Recreation Programs

Surfing in Sea Kayaks

We designed this program with touring in mind.  We start our program by learning how not to surf, and slowly build in the skills and knowledge to paddle with confidence in and around the surf zone.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
May 21-22, 2019 Ucluelet-Tofino CDN $299 book now
August 10-11, 2019 Ucluelet-Tofino CDN $299 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

 Advanced Surfing in Sea Kayaks

Surfing a sea kayak with control is an incredible feeling. Dropping into a wave and doing a bottom turn before carving down the line and then sliding up into a nice top turn is possible in a sea kayak. This course is recommended for graduates of the SKILS Sea Kayak Surfing course, or for paddlers who have experience surfing a sea kayak, who are looking to add control and style to their repertoire. This Advanced Surf Course will focus on technical manoeuvres for long boats in surf.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
August 13-14, 2019 Ucluelet, Tofino, BC CDN $300 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Paddling in Currents

Currents are ubiquitous features of coastal paddling and they offer rewards and risks.  These clinics apply basic skills and knowledge to these dynamic waters, helping develop knowledge and confidence.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
TBA, 2019 Victoria CDN $299 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Instructional Tour

Our Clayoquot Instructional Tour aims to help you gain confidence paddling in the magnificent waters  of Clayoquot Sound. We combine a relaxing tour atmosphere with the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills in an educational paddling adventure.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
August 5-9, 2019  Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia  $1295  book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Advanced Currents

We love currents paddling around Quadra Island and at Skookumchuck Rapids and we want you to come see what all the fuss is about!  Lots of rapids, boils, eddies, and big waves.  If this is your idea of a good time, come play with us.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
TBA 2019 Quadra Island CDN $650 book now
Dates will be posted on January 1, 2019 Skookumchuck Rapids CDN $635 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Rock Gardening

Rock gardening is the sea kayaking equivalent of white water paddling.  We actively seek to play where waves and rocks meet.   Its a great place to refine your technical paddling skills, sharpen your tactical decision making, focus your mental concentration and awareness, and challenge your physical limits.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
TBA, 2019, 1 day East Sooke CDN $180 book now
TBA 2019, 1 day East Sooke CDN $180 book now
TBA 2019, 2 days Ucluelet CDN $360 book now
For private groups only Kyuquot-Spring Island

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Advanced Expeditions: North Coast Challenge

This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Whether you have received training through a professional organization, or you are a motivated boater with practical experience, this course will allow you to apply and polish your existing skills while deepening your understanding of their tactical applications.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
We will run again this expedition in 2020 North Coast of Vancouver Island CDN $1799 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Advanced Expeditions: Mid Coast Challenge

This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Traveling through the remote West Coast of Vancouver Island from Zeballos to Tofino will push your skills while exploring the surf beaches and rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
TBA 2019, (13 days) Zeballos to Tofino CDN $2800 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Advanced Expeditions: Tofino to Hot Springs Cove Challenge

Our Tofino-Hot Springs Cove Challenge is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey. Leaving from the small surf town of Tofino, and returning to our launch spot via an entirely different route, paddlers will discover new spectacular spaces on each leg of the trip, while also having the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills on an educational paddling adventure.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
June 24-30, 2019, (7 days) Tofino to Hot Springs Cove CDN $1400 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

Advanced Expeditions: Great Bear Rainforest Challenge

This is an expedition style program that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler who wishes to explore very remote wild locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. You will be paddling and camping amongst giant sitka spruce trees, 1000 year old red cedars and western hemlocks. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the Kermode (Spirit) Bear, a subspecies of black bear with white fur. The waters teem with whales, otters, dolphins and sea lions while wolves, black bears, Kermode bears, grizzly bears and eagles roam in the lush forests. This beautifully raw, rugged coast offers jaw dropping scenery and a rich First Nations culture. The only access along much of our route is by float plane or boat so you’ll experience solitude and truly get off the beaten track. We plan to explore some of the remotest and most beautiful offshore islands such as the Goose Island Group. We will not see much human presence along our journey for a pure wilderness experience.Traveling through the remote and wild Great Bear Rainforest you will push your skills while exploring the surf beaches and rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground. On day 1 of the expedition, you will start from Port Hardy where you will take the ferry to Bella Bella. From Bella Bella you will be paddling to Port Hardy. This adventure is 19 days long.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
To be announced as soon as BC Ferry has their summer schedule for 2019. We are aiming for June 27 – July 15 (19 days) Bella Bella to Port Hardy, BC CDN $4250.00 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

New for 2019: Advanced Expeditions: The Brooks Challenge

Explore one of the most wild and least visited areas of Vancouver island by sea kayak with other experienced paddlers. Enjoy stunning views, amazing wildlife, long sandy beaches, old growth rain forest and vast wilderness. This unique one way adventure takes you on a committing journey through some of the most exposed and remote coastline in Canada like Brooks Peninsula.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
June 9-22 (14 days) San Josef Bay to Zeballos, BC CDN $3150.00          book now

We specialize in custom programs. Contact us for details or submit a Service Quote Form.

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