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90 Bells Cove Road
LaHave, NS, B0R 1C0

(902) 693-2023

Sea kayaking and stand up paddling (SUP) adventures in Nova Scotia and Canada’s North Atlantic Coast. We offer guided day tours in the renowned LaHave Island Archipelago and the Mahone Bay Islands on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. For those who prefer a self guided tour, we also rent kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. We also offer multi-day expeditions in superb locations across Atlantic Canada, as well as outdoor education, yoga, paddling instruction and other custom group programs and tours. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed!

Sea Kayak Skills Weekend


Sea Kayak and standup paddleboard (SUP) courses and training. Located in Nova Scotia’s best paddling playground, the LaHave Islands, our Paddle Canada instructors are here to help you take your paddling skills to the next level in a fun, safe environment.

Sea Kayak Skills Weekend

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Sea Kayak Skills Weekend


Paddle Canada Level 1 Certification

This two-day sea kayaking course held in Nova Scotia’s LaHave Islands focuses on safety and gaining paddling skills for a day trip within a large bay or sheltered shoreline. Issues of mutual safety between paddling partners and judgements of sea conditions throughout the day are included. Paddlers will deal with the concerns for packing a kayak, the gear necessary for a comfortable day trip and solving problems in the field. Learn how to plan your own Nova Scotia sea kayak day trips and experience Canada’s ocean playground from water level!

Location: LaHave Islands

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Sea Kayaking or equivalent experience. 

Includes: kayak, paddling gear & instructor

What to bring:

  • Water bottle, picnic lunch & snacks

  • Comfortable non-cotton clothing (quick drying)

  • Sun protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeves

  • LaHave Islands Chart, waterproof chart case, compass (recommended)

  • Tow belt (recommended)

  • Wetsuit (optional) Rentals available $15. Please reserve in advance.

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What people are saying:

Excellent Instruction

Sarah was an excellent instructor. Everything was well explained and we all came away from the course with a feeling of greater confidence out on the water. I highly recommend this course to any level of kayaker. We can always learn something new! Thank you Sarah.

2014 kayak lessons

Two of us took level 1 and had a great time. Excellent instructor! Great value. Since the training we each have bought our own kayaks.

Learning to kayak safely and having fun!

I have done a bit if kayaking but wanted to learn how to do it properly and safely. Scott and Sarah are both delightful and capable and I felt safe and encouraged. Excellent teaching on the water and also in the theory. Beautiful, safe surroundings and good equipment. Highly recommend!


We are happy to offer online booking for your convenience. We also accept reservations by phone: (902) 693-2023 or Toll Free: 1-877-413-1935. For bookings less than 24hrs in advance, please call for availability.

We look forward to paddling with you!

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