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Our Mission is to have expert paddlers instruct courses for beginners, helping them along on their paddling journey. We are both professional educators and talented paddlers. Our goals is to teach you the skills you are looking for. Come and get Top Instruction with Top Paddlers. We offer you the ability to become a self sufficient paddler, opening the door to day trips in your area or expeditions around Vancouver Island. We offer instruction to paddlers of all skill levels and believe that no matter if this is your first day on the water, or your 10th year out there, you deserve a Professional instructor with the highest level of expertise. All our teachers are trained and currently recognized by Paddle Canada.
Vancouver Island offers incredible sea kayaking opportunity, and our Customers come from around the world to learn here with us. We also have a smaller ratio of clients/instructor and are free to conduct our courses in the best locations. Our fleet and gear is made up of a wide selection of brands, styles, and performance kayaks so that you get to try out as many options as possible. We are also the only shop on Vancouver Island that offers drysuit rentals to our students to boost their confidence and comfort, as well as their safety. And we are always there afterward to answer a question, give you information, and go paddle! [...]
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What makes a community and an industry grow is momentum. There is always something going on in the sea kayakinging community and we want you to know about it. Our blog exists solely to keep you in the loop on the latest and greatest articles, boats, big expeditions, techniques and tips and more. Join the conversation by leaving a commment and ask questions, we want to hear from you as well.Continue reading our blog
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Your instructors with Active Sea Kayaking will have experience and high skills level. Our Current staff all have several years of teaching behind them, with dozen of courses and clinics under their belt. All the instructors will hold a Level 3 or 4 Sea Kayaking Skills to ensure they have the knowledge necessary to answer your questions and demonstrate the strokes and rescues in the best possible manner. The staff also have Advanced Wilderness First Aid training and most are Instructors Trainers at some level.
Active Sea Kayaking does not offer “Show and Tell courses”. We are both professional educators and talented paddlers. Our goals is to teach you the skills you are looking for. Come and get Top Instruction with Top Paddlers, and have FUN! [...]
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Journeying, Exploring & Sharing
Want to see what the latest video by Active Sea Kayaking is? Well you've come to the right spot! Looking for more? Visit our video archive on Youtube for videos on sea kayak instruction, strokes and rescues, gear reviews and much more. There is so much information and media out there on kayaking, we hope that you find our collection useful, enlightening and inspiring.