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Sea Kayaking  Beginner

Introduction to Sea Kayaking Evening Lesson

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This basic kayaking safety and skills course to give you a taste of what sea kayaking is all about.

 Duration

3.5 hours

 Price

$115  +HST

 Course Includes

  • Solo kayak.
  • Kayak skirt & paddle.
  • Lifejacket.
  • Safety equipment.

Take advantage of our single evening basic kayaking safety and skills course to give you a taste of what sea kayaking is all about. We will help familiarize you with the equipment and instruct some functional skills so that you can enjoy kayaking whenever the opportunity arises.

Most past participants of this course feel confident enough to join us for our Evening Social Paddle or to rent from us when the conditions are appropriately calm. Alternatively, this course has been used as an annual refresher to brush up on the basics.

This course is our most popular class so register early to avoid disappointment.

To see Minimum Age for this course and our Cancelation Policy, scroll down to The Fine Print.

 What You Will Learn

  • On-land safety and preparation.
  • On-water basic strokes to build both confidence and skills.

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 Course Dates and Times

Monday June 6, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday June 8, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday June 13, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday June 15, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday June 20, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday June 22, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday June 27, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday June 29, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday July 4, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 6, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday July 11, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 13, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday July 18, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 20, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday July 25, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 27, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday August 3, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday August 8, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday August 10, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday August 15, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday August 17, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday August 22, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday August 24, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday August 29, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday August 31, 2022
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 Course Prerequisites

  • None

 What to Bring

  • Water/sports drink.
  • Active clothing you don't mind getting wet.
  • Secure footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the day.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string.
  • Snacks.
  • Bagged lunch if participating in a full day excursion.
  • A rain jacket/pants (optional).

 Course Location

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre

This course starts at our mainland office at 283 Queen's Quay West. Get driving directions.

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 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

13 years of age accompanied by an adult or 16 years of age without.

Our Cancelation Policy

To receive a full refund or to switch to another date, we require 48 hours notice prior to the start of your program. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be partially refunded or switched to another date at our discretion.

We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before leaving for your program. In this case, we will try to re-schedule to another date or offer a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.