Sea Kayaking Tours, Rentals and Lessons
East Coast Outfitters (ECO) offers sea kayak tours, sea kayak lessons and sea kayak rentals. We are a community-based outdoor resource centre and give visitors a chance to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area while experiencing some of the best sea kayaking anywhere.
ECO is located in the community of Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia, 45 minutes from the Halifax International Airport, and halfway between the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia and world famous Peggy’s Cove.
Daily Guided Sea Kayak Tours
East Coast Outfitters has specialized in offering guided sea kayaking tours since 2001. No experience is necessary, as every trip begins with a brief yet thorough safety and skills overview. We have plenty of single and double sea kayaks to choose from, and we will work with you to make sure you are comfortable. Every one of our guides has been through our intensive 8-month training program, and will happily show you everything you need to know. We have developed a full range of guided kayaking tours to meet your needs: half-day, full-day, and sunset tours offered every day, customized private tours both from our base and multi-day trips on the beautiful South Shore, group tours, and shore excursions for those of you who are visiting Halifax via cruise ship.
Sea Kayak Rentals
We are pleased to work with a variety of kayak manufacturers and retailers in North America to provide quality sea kayak equipment. ECO’s founder, Dave Adler, has extensive experience working in the paddling industry and has worked as a sea kayak and equipment design consultant for some of the world’s leading manufacturers. He is careful with his selection of equipment, and the ECO fleet reflects that. If you are interested in purchasing a kayak, come to ECO first to try one out and work with one of ECO’s staff or Dave himself to learn about the different hull shapes and outfitting options to make sure you select the right boat.
Sea Kayak Lessons
With over many years of experience, ECO owner Dave Adler, has designed an instructional program which meets the needs of every level of paddler—from a beginner to professional guide.
All of our instructors have completed the ECO guide training program and are certified by Paddle Canada. Our courses cover the safety, theory, and skills you need to be a safe and proficient paddler.
We have several program streams to choose from. If you are new to paddling, have a look at our introductory courses, below. If you have paddled before but are looking to improve your skills, have a look at the Skills Development options. If you are hooked and want to become a guide, see below to find out how.
Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia
ECO offers daily specials, group and custom tours for any experience level. For the more advanced paddlers, you may rent boats for your own adventure or take advantage of our instructional programs for skills development and Paddle Canada certification.
Whether you’re in town for a conference, traveling through on vacation, here off of a cruise ship, or live in the area, we have something for you. Come visit East Coast Outfitters. It’s where Halifax paddles.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
This place is an easy 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax, and I have to say that being a little bit away from the city made all the difference. We explored the sheltered inlets and coves nearby, visited an island with some gorgeous views, and learned a lot about the history, wildlife, and legends of the area. Highly recommend