“ We learned so much from your coaching and guiding, and throughly enjoyed you both.”
- Louise McCann
Ontario 

 

 

 

Coastal Adventures has been a pioneer in providing quality instruction in sea kayaking in Eastern Canada for over a decade. Whether you are looking for an introduction to the sport or are seeking advanced training, we have something for you in our program. We offer courses leading to certification by the British Canoe Union (BCU) and Paddle Canada. In addition to our own instructors, we often bring in experienced coaches from outside our region who are leaders in the sport. This allows us to keep abreast of the latest ideas and techniques in sea kayaking.


Half Day Courses
Full Day Courses
Multi Day Courses
Eskimo Rolling
Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Introductory Sea Kayaking [PC Level 1]
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Comprehensive SK [PC Level 2/3]
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Advanced Sea Kayaking [PC Level 4 ]
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Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Instructor Course
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2014 Course Calendar

2014 SEA KAYAKING COURSES

 
 
HALF-DAY COURSES

ESKIMO ROLLING

    “I was extremely pleased with your course. You’ve helped open a door to a whole new dimension of the Maritime Provinces.”
- Serge Michaud

The first and best self-rescue following a capsize in a kayak is the Eskimo roll. This technique, developed by northern native paddlers, allows you to remain in your boat, rapidly right yourself and continue paddling out of a potentially dangerous area. During these half day clinics we will introduce you to this fascinating technique. No prior experience is required but the Safety and Sea Kayaking is recommended.

Dates: July 1, 20, August 4, 31, September 21
(All are afternoon sessions: 1:30PM-5PM)

Fee: $85 Cdn* 5 (all equipment provided, including dry/wet suits)

Additional Clinics: Depending on availability of instructors we can offer dates outside the schedule for a minimum of two participants.

DAY-LONG COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING

How do you anticipate and avoid potential dangers? How do you cope with a capsize? As with all outdoor activities there are several risks associated with coastal paddling that must be understood by participants. COASTAL ADVENTURES is offering a day long clinic where the various factors relating to sea kayak safety will be covered, both in theory and in practice. Instruction includes solo and group rescue techniques. Paddle Canada Introduction to Sea Kayaking certification will be offered.
Additional Clinics: Depending on availability of instructors we can offer dates outside the schedule for a minimum of three participants.

Dates: May 11, 25, June 22, 30, July 6, 27, August 3, 17, September 14, October 12

Fee: $185 Cdn* all equipment provided, including dry/wet suits ,& lunch)

Additional Clinics: Depending on availability of instructors we can offer dates outside the schedule for a minimum of two participants.

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MULTI-DAY COURSES

INTRODUCTORY SEA KAYAKING COURSE

These weekend courses offer an intensive theoretical and practical introduction to sea kayaking. Topics covered include the necessary equipment, the basic paddling strokes, rescue techniques, navigation and weather and water conditions. Paddle Canada Introduction to Kayaking and Sea Kayaking Level 1 will be offered. No previous experience required.

Dates: May 3-4, May 31-June 1, June 28-29, July 12-13, August 16-17, September 20-21, October 11-12
Fee:
$395 Cdn* (includes tent site, equipment- including dry/wet suits, meals, certification fees -B&B extra)

Course details available here

COMPREHENSIVE SEA KAYAKING COURSE

This intensive, 5 day, course reinforces and extends the information and skills taught in the introductory course. An overnight trip and a night paddle will be part of the course. Group leadership and risk assessment will be an important component. Paddle Canada skill certification (Level 2 & 3) available to qualified candidates. Prerequisite: PC Sea Kayaking 1, or its equivalent in experience. Details upon request.

Dates: June 17-21, August 11-15
Fee: $895 Cdn* (includes campsite, meals & snacks, course materials; excludes kayak equipment, camping gear)
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ADVANCED SEA KAYAKING COURSE

During this 5 day course we will provide the theory and skills for sea kayaking in advanced conditions. This includes tidal currents, exposure to no landing zones and surf beaches and paddling in swells and breaking waves. The awards (Paddle Canada SK 4, BCU 4* & 5* Training) contain a leadership component. Prerequisites: Paddle Canada Level 2/3 course or equivalent.

Dates: September 28-October 2
Fee: $950 Cdn* (includes campsite, meals, course materials, certification fees; excludes kayak equipment, camping gear, transportation to the various venues)

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PADDLE CANADA SEA KAYAKING INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Paddle Canada has developed the first national sea kayaking program and Coastal Adventures has been involved since the beginning. During this combination two/four day course, along Nova Scotia's rugged Atlantic coast, we will cover the theory and skills required for the Paddle Canada Introductory Kayaking Instructor Course ( formerly Flatwater Kayaking ) and the Sea Kayak Level 1 Instructor Course. An emphasis will be placed on various teaching techniques and situations. Certification for the Introductory Kayaking Instructor and Sea Kayaking Instructor Level 1 will be available to the successful candidates.

Dates: 2 Day Introductory Instructor Course: June 17-18
4 Day SK1 Instructor Course:June 17-20
Fee: 2 Day Course: $395 Cdn
4 Day Course:
$695 Cdn
Courses include campsite, meals, course materials; exclude kayak equipment, camping gear, and transportation to the various venues
Place Tangier, N.S.
Prerequisite Minimum: Paddle Canada SK 1 skills course or equivalent in experience

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ALL WOMEN SEA KAYAKING COURSE

Want to brush up on your paddling strokes for the summer?
Interested in improving your safety skills?
Tired of men?

Come and join Coastal Adventure’s three day ALL WOMEN paddling course in beautiful Tangier, Nova Scotia.

Dates: June 17/18-20
Fee: $525/$695Cdn*

Course Director: Gayle Wilson: BCU Instructor and Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer

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COURSE INSTRUCTORS:


Scott Cunningham:
BCU Level 4 Coach, Paddle Canada Senior Instructor Trainer

Howard Jeffs: BCU Level 5 Coach, Sea kayak designer
Sports and Activities Safety Officer (Oxford University)

Oisin Hallissey: BCU Level 5 Coach
Head of Canoeing: Northern Ireland Outdoor Centre

Chris Lockyer: BCU Level 4 Coach, Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer

Jim Price: Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer
Director: Eastern Edge Outfitters

Andy Stamp:
BCU Level 5 Coach
Professor (Marine electronics): University of Plymouth

Gayle Wilson:
BCU Coach & Paddle Canada SK Instructor Trainer


If you would like to register for one of Coastal Adventure's tours or courses, here is our registration form in ADOBE PDF format.

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