Sea Kayak Skills Level 2 at the Island Cottage
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This 4 day course is taught out of the charming Tumblin Island Cottage, where participants can enjoy creature comforts at the end of each day, including hot showers, an ocean-front bbq and even a sauna to ease those tired paddling muscles! Accommodation is provided during the course and the night prior to the course.
The content of this course is the same as our other Level 2 course. It covers the skills and knowledge required for proficient kayaking in moderate conditions, along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy landing opportunities. Gain the skills and confidence to plan your own Nova Scotia sea kayak day long and multi-day adventures!
Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak certification is available to successful course participants
- Unassisted re-entry
- Assisted re-entry
- All-in re-entry
- Bow rescue
- Re-entry exercises or scenarios
- Introduction to rolling
- Launching and landing
- Forward stroke
- Turning strokes
- Sweep strokes
- Low and high brace turns
- Bow rudders
- Low and high brace
- Draw stroke
- Sculling draw
- Hanging draw
- Stern draw and stern pry
- Paddling in rough water
- Introduction to tides and currents
- Wilderness navigation techniques and chart/map work
- Navigation techniques
- Nautical charts and topographic maps
- Weather interpretation and basic forecasting
- Heat/cold issues
- Emergency overnight
- Leadership and decision making
- Risk assessment, incident management and evacuation options
- Kayak knots and rope work
- Transport Canada collision regulations
Equipment Rental included in all lesson prices! Have your own paddling gear? Get 10% off lesson prices when you use your own equipment. Use discount code OWN10G at checkout when you book.
We insist on small groups – that’s what makes our tours and clinics special – so there can be no rescheduling or refunds within 48hrs for day tours and rentals, and 30 days for multi-day tours and clinics unless a suitable replacement is found.
We reserve the right to cancel or alter any clinics or trips due to weather or insufficient registration. In these cases, refunds will be issued and we will do our best to reschedule.