Welcome to our Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayaking Course Page!  Bookings open for 2021!

How to Book

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Begin or enhance your journey into the world of kayaking with our Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayaking Skills Course!

Our experienced Paddle Canada certified guides join you on a day of learning and fun as we teach, practice and evaluate Basic Sea Kayaking Skills. This is the perfect course to take in order to begin your paddling career or compliment your existing skills and gain a nationally recognized certification. 

WHEN: June – September 2021
DIFFICULTY: Beginner – Intermediate
A moderate level of physical fitness is required
All participants must be able to perform a wet-exit an an assisted re-entry into a sea kayak for a full pass
WHERE: South Kingsway Boat launch

How to Book


Select the “Book Now” button above, you will be directed to the reservations part of the page.

Select the Date & Time that works for you, then complete our simple online booking steps to complete your reservation.



Basic Sea Kayaking Course and Equipment Rental Package: $99 + HST


Basic Sea Kayaking Course Only: $70 + HST

What's Included


Course & Equipment Rental

  • Sea kayak
  • Touring paddle
  • Spray Skirt
  • PFD “life jacket”
  • Copy of all required course content materials
  • Certification card
  • Our experienced instructor(s) to help you every step of the way!

Course Only

  • Copy of all required course content materials
  • Certification card
  • Our experienced instructor(s) to help you every step of the way!

What to Bring


  • Dress in wet gear suitable for the water and weather!
  • Something to secure your shades so they don’t fall in and sink!
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & hats, are all recommended for sunny days!
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Snacks, water/beverage and a lunch – Non Alcoholic 😉
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Photo ID
  • Don’t forget your Cameras!

*If you select the Course Only option, you must bring your own kayak, paddle, PFD and safety kit.

How It Works

We start our day by meeting up at the South Kingsway Boat launch (directions down below) and begin our orientation. After the knowledge section of the course is complete, it’s time to get our equipment together and begin our on-water section. We warm up with a leisurely paddle south to the mouth of the river and into Lake Ontario. We’ll paddle west towards the Butterfly Gardens and then east towards Sunnyside Beach. This warm up paddle is designed to practice/demonstrate our navigation skills and basic kayaking strokes and paddling posture. We return to the South Kingsway Boat launch for lunch, before spending the rest of the afternoon paddling back to Sunnyside Beach for learning and demonstrating our more advanced on-water skills and wet-exit/assisted re-entry in the semi-enclosed Lake Ontario waters, as well as the final evaluation. At the end of the day, we will return to the South Kingsway Boat launch for dismissal.
Course Start: 9:00 am
Course Finish: 5:00 pm estimated

Important Information


  • Participants must be 13 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian arrive for orientation to complete the paperwork (e.g. waiver).
  • The course is subject to weather and other factors out of our control. If we must cancel or delay a course we will let you know as soon as possible.

Click Here to view our Cancellations & Rescheduling Policy

Frequent Paddler Discount Pass

Become a Frequent Paddler today and save on our huge selection of Kayaking, Canoeing & SUP Guided Tours, Lessons & Rentals! Best of all using your Frequent Paddler Discount Pass you can bring guests and book up to 4 boats using your discount!

How Much? Our 2021 Frequent Paddler Pass is Only $20 + tax!

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