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Course C1: Sea Kayak Basics and Rescues

Chalifant Cove in the heart of Lake Superior Provincial park, Ontario, Canada

Paddling and safety instruction is a necessity if you are new to kayaking. Throughout the summer, we offer a morning half-day course " Sea Kayak Basics" and in the afternoon " Sea Kayak Rescues". Those who elect to take both courses receive a $25.00 deduction.

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Trip at a Glance :
Dates: Sea Kayak Basics: 900 - 12:00 AM, summer weekends, beginning June 18
Sea Kayak Rescues: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, summer weekends, beginning June 18
Departure: Goulais Bay, Lake Superior (Caribou-Expeditions)
Price: $75 CDN/per half day, $125 full day (taxes included)
Level: Beginner/Novice
Distance: 1 km
Duration: 3 hrs per course
Included: kayaks, wet suit, instruction
Not Included: Personal gear, lunch
Note: Ideal for novice paddlers.
Transportation from Sault Ste. Marie airport (YAM) to Voyageurs' Lodge and return - $100.00


In the morning we assemble at our base on Goulais Bay (just 45 km north of Sault Ste. Marie) for Sea Kayak Basics, and in the afternoon for Sea Kayak Rescues. We introduce you to kayak design and equipment, demonstrate the strokes, wet exit, and in the afternoon practice rescues. So be prepared to get wet!

Note: you need to bring personal gear/clothing; we provide kayaks, etc. (see Provisions and Requirements below).

  • 9:00 a.m. Kayak Design, Paddling Gear and Accessories
  • 9:20 a.m. Safety - trip planning, skills, water conditions, hypothermia, communication and signalling devices
  • 9:40 a.m. Getting fitted into wet suits and kayaks
  • 10:00 a.m. - noon. Paddling strokes, wet exit
  • 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm. Get fitted into kayak and be prepared to get wet: contact tow, in-line tow, T rescue, solo rescue, stirrup rescue, all-in rescue

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