Candlebox Kayaking tours can help you experience Nova Scotia's natural beauty in a way no other form or venue can provide. Kayaking allows paddlers the opportunity to explore their environment in three dimensions: land, air, and sea. White sand beaches stretch along the coastline.
Osprey perform aerobatic manoeuvres as they dive into the water to catch their meals. Crabs, shellfish, and an ancient aquatic forest many creatures call home, sways in currents quietly below. Join us for a paddle and discover the Nova Scotia few experience.
This 6 - 8 hour course covers efficient paddle strokes to help you make your kayak move and do the things you want it to.
Expanding on skills paddlers learn in basic kayaking, this 2 day course introduces paddlers to the necessary skills and techniques used for coastal day tripping in calm, sheltered waters.
From clothing and safety equipment, to decision making, charts, and risk management, this course will inspire confidence.
Lead instructor Matt DeLong comes to the discipline of sea kayaking from a whitewater kayaking background.
Kayak rolling is a fundamental skill in whitewater kayaking and an invaluable skill in advanced coastal kayaking.
Join Matt for one of Candlebox Kayaking's 1 or 2 hour intensive rolling and/or self rescue clinics and receive coaching in some of the most confidence inspiring skills in the sport. Matt has been coaching rolling for 10 years. He is a certified Paddle Canada kayaking instructor in both whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking. Participants can receive valuable video feedback to help evaluate their skills. Instructor to participant ratio is 1:2 (max) and often 1:1. If your looking to learn to roll your kayak, or learn other self rescue techniques, this is a great session to attend. Starting at $50+tax. Price includes kayak rental and equipment.
For many, kayak surfing is a skill to develop to help safely launch and land from beaches with surf. For others, it is a skill to develop to play in the abundance of amazing surf that exists on our coastline.
You may first wonder why we call kayak instruction, "coaching"? In some ways it's a simple shift from language like "instruction" and the term "instructor." In other ways it's a focus away from telling someone how to develop a certain skill set, towards leveraging existing skills and abilities to achieve something.
Candlebox Kayaking seeks to assist paddlers achieve their specific goals in a collaborative approach to learning. Many paddlers find a more "learn and do" approach to introductory coaching, and a "discovery" approach to advanced coaching.