A weekend safety course that has a strong focus on ocean paddling. An excellent introduction to sea kayaking and our most popular course! Includes a stroke development clinic, a day trip on the ocean, lectures on kayak safety, weather interpretation, kayak design, equipment and navigation.

Tuition: $299 + $50 if kayak rental required
Location: St. John's
Prerequisites: None
Includes: Course e-manual, Paddle Canada certification and group equipment.
Course Dates:

2021 East Coast Dates:

May 21 (evening) 22 & 23 in St. John's      Course Full

June 4 (evening) 5 & 6 in St. John's

June 18 (evening) 19 & 20 in St. John's

June 26 & 27 in Port Rexton

July 16 (evening) 17 & 18 in St. John's

August 13 (evening) 14 & 15 in St. John's

September 25 & 26 (9 - 4) in St. John's

West Coast Dates:


pdfOutline Level 1 2021.pdf

Level-1 Playground

Richard Alexander and students.

We're always eager to hear from people who are interested in our courses, or from alumni who've taken our courses and just want to let us know how they're paddling pursuits are going.


The Newfoundland Kayak Company
47 Parkhill Street
St. John's, NL A1E 6B2


[email protected]


(709) 726-0516

Quality instruction, well-organized program and a fun learning experience. This has to be one of the best Paddle Canada level 2 programs in Canada!

A sea kayak


Linda Bartlett, St. John's, NL