Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Courses - 2022/23
Winter schedule now published - check out the dates below!
More Courses, More Choice, Total Flexibility!
Blue Dog Kayaking offers novice paddlers the most extensive and flexible skills training program available.
Based from one of our paddling centers at Mill Bay or Port Sidney Marina we invite you to take part in a Paddle Canada L1 skills course.
This course is packed with skills based hands on learning, paddle techniques, rescue skills and covers some of those must know theory subjects.
Our main goal is to share our passion for sea kayaking, and help prepare paddlers for their future adventures. Activities focus on safety and gaining the paddling and seamanship skills necessary for a day trip within a sheltered bay along a shoreline with easy landing opportunities.
The "core" paddling strokes, wet exits and proven rescue techniques make up day one of this excellent course. On day two participants will have the opportunity to pack a kayak with gear necessary for a comfortable a day trip and take part in group trip planning, weather interpretation, navigation and risk assessment. A full resource pack, manual and joining instructions are available on registration.
Loaded with learning and fun, this course is MUST for any new paddler or Kayakers wishing to re-visit skills.
Novice paddlers who just want a "taster" of Sea Kayaking can sign up for the first day only and receive a 40% discount on the two day course by applying coupon code TASTER22
All dates are now available to book online.
None - this course is open to anyone who wants to learn to kayak
$300 + GST
What's Included in the price
Instruction delivered by a certified Paddle Canada Instructor
Choice of Sea Kayak, Safety Gear & Paddles
Immersion gear is provided free of charge for ALL Level 1 Skills courses. Dry suits are provided FOC for all courses marks with an * Wet suits are also provided for summer courses.
Paddle Canada Certification
What's Not Included
Lunch, snacks and drinks
Personal warm clothing for under immersion gear