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Sea Kayak Guide Training Course

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)

Join East Coast Outfitters in a training program that will leave you with skills you will remember forever. We require no previous experience- we will teach you everything you need to know. We only require that you are a self-identified leader and that you are willing to challenge yourself. This is a comprehensive course which spans fall, winter and spring. Topics include:

  • paddling skills
  • kayak and equipment design
  • self and assisted rescues
  • tidal theory
  • understanding wind, waves, & weather
  • sea kayak navigation
  • night navigation
  • journeying and seamanship
  • coastal ecology
  • wilderness first aid
  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • risk & crisis management
  • outdoor leadership

Successful participants are eligible for national certification through Paddle Canada and employment at East Coast Outfitters. Sessions occur on weekends and take place in the classroom, pool, and on the ocean. We are hosting 2 open houses on September 10 and 24  from 1:30-3:30. Call us at 902-852-2567 for more info or to register for an open house paddle or email to learn more about this year’s program.


This course rund from October 2017 to June 2018. Registration is open through out.

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