Guide Training Course: Leading people on the water

Join East Coast Outfitters in a training program that will leave you with skills you will remember forever. We require no previous experience- we will teach you everything you need to know. We only require that you are a self-identified leader and that you are willing to challenge yourself. This is a comprehensive course which spans fall into next spring. Topics include:

  • paddling skills
  • kayak and equipment design
  • self and assisted rescues
  • tidal theory
  • understanding wind, waves, & weather
  • sea kayak navigation
  • night navigation
  • journeying and seamanship
  • coastal ecology
  • wilderness first aid
  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • risk & crisis management
  • outdoor leadership

Successful participants are eligible for national certification through Paddle Canada and employment at East Coast Outfitters.

We will work with you on and individual basis to develop a personal paddle plan and create a timeline to complete the skills depending on your schedule and have you guiding tours by next spring. Join now and start shadowing tours with professional guides.

Becoming a sea kayak guide is a great way to spend your summer paddling, being part of a team, meet new and interesting people from all over the world, make a decent wage and improve your personal paddle skills. Whether you are a student or a teacher, retired, it’s never to late to start having the hardest fun you’ll ever have.

Call Adam at 902-852-2567 for more info or to start you guide training now! Contact us to learn more about this year’s program

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