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Guide Training Course: Leading people on the water

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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 […]

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Paddle Canada Sea Kayak level 3 course (Advanced Tripping and Leadership)

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ECO is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Sea Kayak Level 3 course this fall. We have partnered with the Ontario Sea Kayak Centre to bring you this exciting course. With most courses taking place in the spring, this course allows you to practice and refine your skills so that you are […]

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2015 Paddle Courses, Events and programs at East Coast Outfitters

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Welcome to the 2015 Sea Kayaking season at ECO! We are excited to get the season started after a long and hard winter. Our guides and guides in training have been working hard all winter learning about wind, weather, waves and tides – navigation – all important factors when keeping people safe on the water. […]

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September Newsletter

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  Although summer is not over yet, it is back to school and we would like to thank everyone who came and paddled with us over the last few months. You are amazing people and we loved sharing our passion for kayaking with you. What’s in this issue: Dock & Dine Sea Kayak Level 1 […]

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Sea Kayaking Fundamentals (Paddle Canada Level I Sea Kayak Skills Course)

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This course provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge. To participate: Call us to book your […]

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Guide Training – Night time Navigation weekend

With relatively low water temperatures and comfortably warm air temperatures early spring in Nova Scotia brings us numerous banks of fog. This makes Dead Reckoning navigation an essential skill needed to safely kayak offshore. This last weekend the 2011 Guides in Training headed out to Hearn island for a night time navigation exercise. We were […]

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April 2011 Pre-season trips

With less then a week left before the season opens we are all getting on the water more and more. Over the last week a good number of ECO guides and some of the guides in training headed down to Lower Prospect and checked to see what has changed over the winter months. We managed […]

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Guide Training under way

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Guide Training began in earnest this weekend, despite the very wet, very windy weather. 12 brave paddlers joined Dave Adler and other ECO instructors on the comprehensive training program. They will emerge in June as certified ECO guides. Good luck, folks!

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