Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking
with Jeff Burdison
With years of experience as a kayak guide and an ongoing passion for exploring the beautiful waters around Vancouver Island, I am now focusing on instruction, empowering others through a series of clinics and courses to prepare themselves for a safe, and exciting sea kayaking adventure. That being said, I do still offer day, and multi-day, custom tours. I am located in the Parksville / Oceanside area near Nanaimo.
Choose your Course
This clinic teaches navigation in a clear and understandable way.
Starting on land, there will be a theory session and then we will progress to the water to put our new knowledge to the test!
This clinic is for people with some paddling experience that would like to learn how to rescue themselves and their partners.
This clinic is for people with more experience who have done wet exits and rescues before but want to improve their skills.
On this one day course you will learn how to get started as a sea kayaker. Topics and activities include: what to look for when buying a kayak, basic gear, how to dress, strokes, assisted rescue, safety and much more. This is a certificate course.
Learn to safely do day paddles with your friends or family. This 2 day course will cover solo and assisted rescues, basic navigation, how to
make weather decisions, risk assessment and many other useful topics to help you have a fun and safe time on the water.
*PREREQUISITE – Paddle Canada basic course or ample experience.
(At discretion of instructor.)
Take the next step in your progression and learn how to safely do overnight trips! In my opinion camping is the best part about kayaking. If interested, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and I will contact you asap.
20 July to 1 August, 2022 – Central Coast Tour
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This tour covers beautiful coastal scenery that very few people ever get a chance to see!
Run as an expedition with educational components, this tour will likely be the highlight of your summer!
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In this post you will find answers to all of these questions.
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