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Sea Kayak Lessons & Certification - Lund, BC

Do you have the feeling that you should take a lesson? Well listen to that feeling… it’s a good idea! There is way more to sea kayaking than meets the eye! We want you to develop good habits, understand the risks and gain the knowledge you need to safely enjoy sea kayaking your entire life.

Our kayak instructors are professional educators with years of worldwide experience. We are known regionally for our dedication and expertise in outdoor skill certification and skills instruction. Able to work with people of all ages and most physical abilities, we take pride in providing excellence in our service. 

Our lessons combine practical on-water experiences with solid theory on land to give you the tools you that you need.  It doesn’t mater if you are brand new to paddling or looking to refine your skills and perhaps get certified, our instructors and lessons are the right choice for you.

Intro to Sea Kayaking: Essentials (4 Hours)

$98 per person + 5% GST. Minimum 4 people required. 

As the name suggests this is the must have information to get you started. Ideal for those embarking on day trips, or easy short overnights, who are looking for the essential paddling skills to get them out there safely.   It is also ideal for those with prior marine environment knowledge (an understanding of weather, tides, currents, charts).

Learn About and Gain Confidences in:

  • Boat design and construction
  • Required Coast Guard safety equipment plus additional must haves
  • The origins of sea kayaking including fascinating tales of early paddlers
  • Develpping good paddling posture for an effective stroke
  • Efficient manoeuvering strokes
  • Stability and edging
  • Paddle design and how to pick the right one for you
  • Flexibility and core strengthening exercises
  • Safe launching and landing of your kayak
  • Completing a calm wet exist (tipping)
  • Recovering yourself or someone else in the event of a capsize

Intro to Sea Kayaking: Comprehensive (8 Hours)

$165 per person + 5% GST. Minimum 4 people required. 

This is the lesson for those who have little prior knowledge of the marine environment, who are wanting to do a multiday trip, and have little to no experience paddling and are wanting to be able to make good sound decisions AND learn the foundations of strong paddling skills.

Skills covered include all of the above plus:

  • Group management and decision making
  • How to prevent poor performance through proper planning
  • Basic seamanship including an overview of chart reading and basic navigation skills
  • Introduction to marine weather interpretation
  • Effective boat packing for multiday trips

2023 Availability:

  • May 29 & 31, 2023  4:30 - 8:30 pm

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Paddle Canada Certification: Sea Kayaking Level 1

$315 per person + 5% GST. Minimum 4 people required. 

Move beyond flatwater and into the sport of sea kayaking! The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, aiming to develop the paddler’s comfort. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends.

Skills covered include all of the above plus:

  • Group management and decision making
  • How to prevent poor performance through proper planning
  • Basic seamanship including an overview of chart reading and basic navigation skills
  • Introduction to marine weather interpretation
  • Route planning
  • Effective boat packing for multiday trips
  • Wet exists & unassisted & assisted re-entries
  • Equipment and equipment care
  • Impact of kayakers on the environment and more.

2023 Availability:


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Terracentric Coastal Adventures Ltd. is pleased to offer other Paddle Canada certification through these courses:

  • Introduction to Kayaking Skills
  • Sea Kayaking Level 2 Skills
  • Sea Kayaking Level 3 Skills

Please contact us for more information.

Sea Kayaking 3: Skills Upgrade (3 Hours)

$85 per person + 5% GST. 4 people minimum required. 

Here’s an opportunity for you to tell us what you’d like to focus on and for us to offer our skills to improve your paddling technique. 

All lessons include kayak, gear, instructor and resource materials.

Want to take these courses as part of an entire program dedicated to Outdoor and Environmental Learning? Click Here to learn more about Coast Mountain Academy, a partnership program run with School District #47, Powell River. BC.

Custom Lessons

Looking for some customized personal time with one of our instructors? This is the perfect choice for those wanting or needing some extra attention (or for those of you who are a little shy!).  Whether you are looking to refine your paddling technique or to complete one of our Outdoor Skills Modules, we have the time for you. Paddlers with special physical needs often take additional time with our Instructors as preparation for further trips.

Book your custom lesson today and make your dream of ultimate paddling freedom a reality!  Contact us for details.

Women's Only Lessons – WaveWalkers

Have you got a group of 4 or more female friends interested in learning to paddle or honing your skills?  Our women's only program is for you!  What a great way to create lasting friendships.  Contact us today for details!


Planning Your Trip  – Gear List, Waiver Forms and Reference Material
Paddle Canada Certification - Required


What our guests are saying about us...

"We had an amazing day taking the Ragged Island Sea Kayak Tour. Jan, our guide was very experienced as well as knowledgeable about the area history, marine life and the flora and fauna when we stopped on one of the islands for lunch. The equipment we were provided with was top notch and well cared for. We had different levels of experience in our group and under Jan’s guidance we felt very safe."