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Whether you’re interested in trying out a sport for the first time or are looking to improve your skills in one you’re already involved in, Comox Valley Kayaks offers various classes for every level of experience. Join any of my courses to develop your skillset in a professional and positive environment, and start playing today.


Intro to Kayaking


Introduction to Kayaking is the place to start your new adventure.  We teach the basics of boats and gear then head onto the water for Kayak strokes.  We try to stay on top of the water for this whole lesson, and teach you the skills that will serve you best when exploring close to shore where all the cool things are anyway.



Our rescue class takes place in the comfort of the Courtenay & District Memorial Outdoor pool.  In this lesson we learn how to fall out of our boat and help each other get back in.  The skills taught are wet exits and tandem rescues, and if there's time we play with types of solo rescues.  

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Edging & Bracing


This is the final step in our series of Introductory lessons.  During edging and bracing we explore all the strokes taught in Intro to Kayaking and add the element of doing them while edging our kayaks to increase manoeuvrability.  We end with a lecture on weather
and sea state that is required when planning short excursions.


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Custom Lesson


Custom lessons are a great option if you have specific goals in mind.  We have instructors that will build a plan with you before heading out on the water and we offer this in one hour increments.  Most lessons will require two hours or more but if you are interested in learning or building on your kayak roll one hour is plenty of time.

Senior Tour Tuesday


Discover the joy of paddling and explore the waterways of the Comox Valley with our Senior Tour Tuesday! Join a friendly group of seniors, aged 60+ as we embark on an adventure to learn the basics of paddling. Led by two certified instructors/tour guides, you'll receive guidance and support every step of the way. Suitable for beginner paddlers. 

Group Kayaking Trip

Intro to SUP


Want to try a new adventure that gets you on the water with minimal gear? Our SUP lesson will teach you about the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Typical skills covered include strokes, techniques to improve your balance, and how to get back on the board, however; topics can vary based on your experience level and preferences.  Meeting point and location will be weather and conditions dependent.

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Let's learn together!

Thanks for interest.


Kayak in the middle of the sea
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