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 palace 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
Senior's Intro to Kayaking
Senior’s Introduction to Kayaking is the place to start your new adventure. We’ve created a space and special pricing just for our senior adventurists. 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.
To register for these classes call the Courtenay & District Memorial Outdoor pool @ 250-338-5371
Registration opens May 15th, 2023
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.
Wanting to take on a new adventure that gets you on the water with minimal gear? Our Intro to SUP lesson will teach you about the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Learn strokes, techniques to improve your balance and how to get back in the saddle after a capsize. This lesson is taught right from our location at Comox Valley Kayaks, we utilize the safety of the Courtenay Marina to build our confidence before heading out into the river.
$65 to $155
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.