Our mission is to make Sea Kayaking an accessible recreational activity for all levels of paddler through innovative instruction & training programs with safety and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do.
The Blue Dog team are all experienced paddlers and coaches, we want to understand your needs and commit to getting it right and as a small business we strive to offer an individualized service to you, our customer. Our goal is to ensure that you will feel comfortable, confident and safe on the water.
A Little More About Us.......
Blue Dog Kayaking has two paddling centers located at Mill Bay and Port Sidney Marinas, here we offer guided tours for kayakers and paddle boarders (SUP) plus instruction and lessons. The intermediate and advanced sea kayak training takes place on the majestic West Coast of Vancouver Island.
The right equipment is essential in delivering confidence and safety on the water so our team can help you choose the right kayak and gear. We are the North American West Coast dealer and Expedition center for NDK Kayaks and Celtic Paddles, plus we carry a wide range of dry suits and safety gear that can be found at our online store.
Learn with Us
We offer the full range of Paddle Canada of courses for the beginner to advanced paddler. The 1 or 2 day Basic & Level 1 courses take place at Mill Bay & Sidney, every weekend.
Paddle Canada Level 2 is offered as a multi-day adventure in the West coast or a non-camping "FLEX" Level 2 from our paddling center at Sidney. Check out the information on Paddle Canada courses and Instructor training.
Instructional Expeditions - These trips are unique, as we combine the adventure of a kayak expedition to various unspoiled locations such as Clayoquot, Broken Group or Nuchatlitz on the West coast & combine the opportunity to learn. Paddle Canada certification is optional and customized coaching is always provided.