Sea Kayak Guide Training Course

This course is not affiliated with Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia. It is posted here as a service to the community. If you have a Paddle Canada certified course you would like posted please e-mail us at

This is a comprehensive training course covering everything you need to safely and competently lead sea kayaking trips. It runs from October to June and takes place on the water, in the classroom and in the pool. Successful participants are eligible for national certification and employment at East Coast Outfitters next season. This course is also perfect for those of you that just want to be more confident when taking friends out kayaking on the ocean

Topics include:

Paddling skills & techniques
Rescues, rolls & tows
Kayak and equipment design, construction repair and maintenance
Nautical charts
Compass use, piloting and ded reckoning
Navigation in the fog and at night
Wind, waves, weather
Tides and currents
Coastal ecology and wildlife ID
Group dynamics and risk management
Wilderness Remote First Aid

For cost and course outline or for more information, contact us at: 902-852-2567 or at
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