Sea Kayak Skills Level 1
Buy it with
Paddle Canada Level 1 Certification
Building on the skills presented in our Introduction to Sea Kayaking course, this two-day course held in Nova Scotia’s LaHave Islands aims to build confidence and necessary skills for day tripping with friends. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the trip planning skills (including navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.)
Learn how to plan your own Nova Scotia sea kayak day trips and experience Canada’s ocean playground by sea kayak!
- Unassisted re-entry
- Assisted re-entry
- Contact Towing
- Launching and landing
- Forward and reverse strokes
- Sweep stroke
- Draw stroke
- Low brace
- Stern rudder
- Edge control
- Equipment and equipment care
- Route planning and basic navigation techniques
- Half day kayak journey
- Sea state
- Risk assessment and mitigation
- Cold issues and sun safety
- Impact of kayakers on the environment
- History and heritage
- Vehicle boat tie down
- Kayaking community and resources
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.