KAYAKING BASICS CLINICLearn basic knowledge and practical skills for sea kayaking
All Experience Levels
Saltery Bay Provincial Park, Boat Launch
9 am - 12 pm
May-June & Sept-Oct
Sea Kayaking Basics Clinic
- Becoming familiar with the essential equipment required for kayaking
- Practicing how to enter and exit the kayaks from the shoreline
- Practicing basic paddle strokes including forward, backward and sweep strokes
- Learning the single recovery and assisted recovery either on land or in the water (No pressure to get wet)
- Information on tides and currents, weather and safety management
- An overview of kayak etiquette and possible situations that may arise during a kayaking trip
- The differences between various kayak equipment
Where We Paddle
When & Where We Meet
We will meet at the Saltery Bay Provincial Park Boat Ramp. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time as a trip form and waiver will need to be filled out. Public washrooms are available. If you are under 18, an adult will need to sign on your behalf. Map
What is Included
- A Certified Guide
- All Kayak and Safety Gear
- Paddle Jacket for Wet Days
- A Dry Bag to Store Layers and Camera.
- Gourmet Lunch if listed in description
What to Bring
- Shoes that can get wet and most importantly have grip. They need to have ankle support. I recommend runners, water shoes, Keen or Croc sandals. Closed toed shoes help against stubbing toes on rocks.
- Shorts or pants that dry quickly when wet.
- 2 shirts so you can adjust your layers depending on the weather.
- 1 light sweater
- A wool hat for cold days.
- Gloves for those who easily get cold fingers.
- Face mask
No cotton/jeans. They become heavy and cold when wet. Synthetic clothing such as fleece or polyester is a better option. These will warm with your body if wet.
Other items include:
- A hat or sunglasses for sun protection
- 1 litre of water and snack
- Personal medications
- Waterproof camera if possible, otherwise we have dry bags which will keep the camera dry
Please contact us with any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org