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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: $300 + $50 if kayak rental required
Location: St. John's
Prerequisites: None
Includes: Course e-manual, Paddle Canada certification and group equipment.
Course Dates:

Last Date for 2023:

September 2 & 3 in St. John's and Avondale

2024 Dates:

June 8 & 9 in St. John's and Avondale

June 26 & 27 Central

July 13 & 14  in St. John's and Brigus

Other Level 1 courses on demand. Please inquire : ) 


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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


[email protected]


(709) 740-0821