This 2.5 day course goes beyond the basics in sea kayaking to provide you the skills to comfortably undertake a day trip in relatively sheltered, calm waters. You’ll develop solid kayak rescue skills and enhance key paddling/bracing strokes. Practical navigation, weather interpretation and safe travel for sheltered waters is introduced with lots of guided practice time. Paddle Canada certification is optional; learning new stuff will happen regardless, and you’ll be happily engaged with a whole new set of paddling and safe travel skills.

Our instructors are enthusiastic and skilled teachers who employ a variety of techniques to enhance your learning experience.  Approachable and generous with their time, you’ll be sure to have full days and ample opportunities to improve your paddling.


May 31 eve-June 2, 2019 (2.5 days)
July 12 eve-14, 2019 (2.5 days)

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$375 +HST

Course Notes

Friday evening, and full days Saturday & Sunday.

Offered at the White Squall Paddling Centre with some practice out on Georgian Bay.


  • Ideal if you have taken Basic Kayak Skills and Kayak Rescues or equivalent.
  • Paddling experience includes paddling excursions of 2 or 3 hours, can do a wet exit and can perform a simple assisted re-entry.
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Customer Comments

White Squall is my yardstick for great kayak paddling adventures – and their stores are awesome too. All staff from owners, sales and guides are competent and just plain nice.
– Past Trip Participant
The trips are fantastic with experienced guides, superlative equipment, terrific food and endless fun.
– Past Trip Participant
I had a wonderful trip paddling on Georgian Bay. The scenery is exquisite. Guides were attentive, professional and respectful. I was most impressed with the quality, quantity, and variety of food.
– Past Trip Participant
An excellent way to truly experience the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay; especially, for those wondering about kayak/camping. Highly recommended.
– Past Trip Participant
We were treated like royalty with attention to safety and adventure and everyone had a blast.
– Past Trip Participant
A wonderful paddling, camping experience with White Squall. The guides were exceptional in their attention and care of all patrons.
– Past Trip Participant
Group photo of women in sea kayaks.
Georgian Bay scenery.

Course Location

White Squall Paddling Centre

This course is offered at the White Squall Paddling Centre with some practice out on Georgian Bay.

This course is offered at the White Squall Paddling Centre with some practice out on Georgian Bay.
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Give us a call at 705-342-5324 and we’ll give you the full scoop.

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