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KAYAK LESSONS

Several types of Kayaks are now available on the market such as Sea Kayaks, Sit on Tops, and Recreational Kayaks.  Recreational and Sit on Top Kayaks can be used for our Kayaking Skills Clinics and Basic Kayaking Course.  When entering our kayak program we suggest learning these new skills with the equipment you already use and are familiar with.  However, if required, Sea Kayaks and the Required Safety Equipment is available to rent for your lesson.


              PADDLE CANADA BASIC KAYAKING COURSE​
This 8 hour course is the first step on the Paddle Canada Kayak Certification Program and is geared to the novice paddler. This course will provide the skills necessary for paddling in calm sheltered waters.   In this course we will cover safety equipment, boat design, paddles, injury prevention, kayak resources, judgement, lifting and carrying your kayak, fitting your kayak with a skirt, entering and exiting your kayak from shore, wet exits, swimming a kayak to shore, paddling strokes, draw strokes, low braces, rafting up, and assisted re-entry. 
Maximum course size is eight (Small Class Size, Instructor/Student ratio is 1:4)
$159.00 per person

​Barrie, Ontario - Saturday June 17th  9:00 - 5:00 - Completed
Barrie, Ontario - Saturday July 8th  9:00 - 5:00 - Completed
Barrie, Ontario - Saturday September 16th  9:00 - 5:00 -
Full
                                                 
​​​             PADDLE CANADA SEA KAYAKING LEVEL ONE SKILLS

The Paddle Canada Level One Course is step two in the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Certification Program and it runs over 16 hours and provides new paddlers with the skills and knowledge for day long sea kayaking trips (non-wilderness area) in sheltered waters in the company of other paddlers with Level One skills or greater.  In this course we will cover safety equipment, boat design, paddles, injury prevention, kayak resources, journeying, seamanship, navigation, judgement, lifting and carrying your kayak, fitting your kayak with a skirt, entering and exiting your kayak from shore, wet exits, swimming a kayak to shore, bow rescues, assisted re-entry, unassisted re-entry, towing, communication, signals, paddle strokes, braces, sweeps, edge control, and stern rudders.
Maximum course size is eight (Small Class Size, Instructor/Student ratio is 1:4)
$239.00 per person
Sea Kayaks and the Required Safety Equipment is available to rent for $24.99 per session.

June 17th & 18th 9:00 - 5:00 Barrie, Ontario - 
Completed


DISCOVER KAYAKING

This fun  2 1/2 hour clinic is designed to introduce you to the sport of kayaking.  In this clinic we will cover the different kayak types and the equipment required, (very helpful if you plan to purchase a kayak), injury prevention, lifting and carrying a kayak, fitting a kayak with a skirt, entering and exiting a kayak from shore, wet exits, swimming a kayak to shore, and paddling strokes.   

Maximum clinic size is six.

$59.00 per person


Barrie, Ontario - Completed


GET BACK IN YOUR YAK

Our 2 1/2 hour clinic is designed as a refresher, or to teach the new paddlers how to Get Back in Their Yak!!!   In this clinic we will cover judgement, wet exits, swimming your kayak to shore, low braces, contact tows and assisted rescues.

Maximum clinic size is six.

$59.00 per person


9:00 - 11:30 Barrie, Ontario - Completed


We are happy to run this program at a time that works for you.  Give us a call or drop us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you.


GET BACK IN YOUR YAK WITH A KNACK

​Want to go beyond  what you learned in Get Back in Your Yak?   In our 2 1/2 hour Get Back in Your Yak clinic we get right on the water and get to the heart of the skills.  We designed this clinic to build on what you have already learned and add a few more tools to the tool box.  We will focus on additional techniques for both the self and assisted rescues. 

Maximum clinic size is six.

$59.00 per person


1:00 - 3:30 Barrie, Ontario - Completed


We are happy to run this program at a time that works for you.  Give us a call or drop us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you.


DISCOVER ​NAVIGATION

​In our 2 1/2 hour Navigation Clinic we will work with you to translate the 2D world of Map and Compass back to our 3D world for navigation.  We have designed this clinic to give you the tools for effective trip planning, course and route planning, on the water time estimation, and you will be able to answer the most important question when you are on the water, "Where am I? " :-)   We will also touch on using the GPS in your handheld devices, such as your Ipad or cell phone.
Maximum clinic size is five.

$39.00 per person


Saturday April 29th   9:00 - 12:00 Barrie, Ontario - Completed

We are happy to run this program at a time that works for you.  Give us a call or drop us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you.


PRIVATE & GROUP PROGRAMS

-We are happy to provide programs at your waterfront location or ours

-Let us tailor a custom program for you, your group, or your employee wellness program!!!

-Quotes available upon request

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2.5 Hour Private Lessons and Clinics held at the Barrie, Midland, or Penetanguishene water Front are priced from
One person    $199.00 pp
Two people     $149.00 pp
Three people  $119.00 pp
Four people    $99.00 pp
Five people    $89.00 pp
Six people     $79.00 pp
(plus equipment rental at $24.99 per person)