Certification: Basic Kayak

A full day of instruction for the beginner or intermediate paddler!

This full-day course provides excellent instruction for beginner and intermediate paddlers. Learn how to be prepared for day tripping. We explore the details of regulation equipment, boat design and trip planning. Practicing paddling techniques and rescue scenarios in a calm and controlled environment is a great way to increase your boat control, use less energy and develop confidence for a safe day on the water.

In this course you will learn…

  • coast guard regulations
  • necessary safety equipment
  • day trip planning
  • launching and landing
  • essential strokes and boat control
  • assisted and self-rescues

This course includes…

  • all necessary equipment
  • professional instruction
  • course review
  • full day of training

Dates 2019: No Basic levels will run in 2019, however, you are more than welcome to sign up for the Level 1 certification and at the end of the course, if you are unable to achieve the Level 1 curriculum, a Basic Sea Kayak skills certification will be considered.

Registration: N/A for 2019

Paddle Canada Waiver : To be filled out and brought the day of the course

Cancellation policy for Paddle Canada certification programs

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR COMPANY POLICIES. 1000 Islands Kayaking operates within the Paddle Canada program guidelines and offer the Basic Kayak Skills Program with a ratio of one instructor to 6 participants. Due to the logistics and planning for our certification programs, we are unable to provide a refund, if cancellation occurs within 15 days or less, of the intended program. If a replacement for the program is found or for cancellations of more than 15 days, a refund less a 25% administration fee, will be issued.

Please understand that even if you have a sudden medical problem or family emergency, we will not be able to provide the 75% refund, without a replacement for the program, unless more than 15 days are given.

Our certification programs operate rain or shine, with lots of water time and some classroom elements.

If 1000 Islands Kayaking cancels a program due to weather or insufficient registration, we will offer to alter your dates, free of charge, or provide you with a full refund.

Registration: Please contact the office directly at 613-329-6265 to book your tour and provide your payment details. Submitting a request IS NOT confirmation of a booking.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have parking specific to our facility. Parking is available along Main Street, free of charge. A public parking lot can be found at 760 Stone Street for $8.00 per day. Tickets can be purchased via the “HONKmobile” app or in person at the Gananoque Municipal marina. A free bus shuttle operates every 20 minutes.