WHY CANDLEBOX KAYAKING?

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.

EXPLORE THE WATERS OF NOVA SCOTIA

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.

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A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.

From The Rio Grande, 1949 Laura Gilpin

Whitewater Kayaking

We're pleased to offer Paddle Canada Beginner and Intermediate River Kayak Skills coaching.

Beginner River Kayak Skills will introduce paddlers to the necessary skills to influence their kayak in a moving water environment. Participants will begin on flat water and progress to a class I river run. Emphasis will be placed on basic moving water dynamics and safety and eddy turns/peel outs. Topics such as gear, river hazards, and river safety will be covered. A strong emphasis will be placed on the fundamental strokes necessary for efficient forward/lateral movement and for effectively changing the direction of a whitewater kayak in moving water. Wet exits and rescues will be covered/reviewed in a moving water environment.

Technical safety skills covered will include: wet exits, rafting, self rescue (including boat), bow rescue, assisted rescue (boat over boat), throw bag rescue, river signals, and river hazards.

Paddling skills covered will include: lifting and carrying a kayak, entering and exiting the kayak, balance and posture, edging, forward and reverse strokes, sweep strokes (forward and reverse), draw stroke (standard), bow and stern rudder stokes, stern draw and stern pry, straight line control, low brace, high brace, forward ferry, and eddy turn.

Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, throw bag, and helmet included. Drysuit included.

Course duration: 2 days. Meet at 8:45am the first day of the course. Locations TBA. The course typically runs from 9am to 4pm. Cost: $300+tax.

Our first Beginner River Kayak Skills program of 2018 is May 5th/6th.

Intermediate River Kayak Skills will introduce paddlers to the necessary skills to influence their kayak in a moving water environment. Emphasis will be placed on intermediate (class II) moving water dynamics and safety and eddy turns/peel outs.

We'll also cover:

  • river running
  • stroke refinement
  • reading/running class 2 whitewater
  • using a throw bag
  • scouting a line
  • surfing a standing wave
  • side surfing
  • rolling in moving water
  • rescues in moving water

A strong emphasis will be placed on the fundamental strokes necessary for efficient forward/lateral movement and for effectively changing the direction of a whitewater kayak in moving water. Wet exits and rescues will be covered/reviewed in a moving water environment. Paddle Canada Intermediate River Kayak Skills Certification available upon completion of the course.

Course Duration: 2 Days. Start Time: 9am. Meet at the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club and Marina, 107 Water St. (unless otherwise directed). Course costs: $300+tax.

Includes: Kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, throw bag, helmet, drysuit, gloves, booties, PC certification fees.

Our first Intermediate River Kayak Skills program of 2018 is April 14th and 15th.

Call 1-902-637-7115 to book your clinic now!

We truly care about your kayaking experience.