"I couldn't believe how easy paddling was after our lesson. After a lifetime spent paddling canoes, I'm never going back. For the first time, I could turn a boat with very little effort or thought. Thanks to you, my good teachers at Kit's Crusades!"
"What a great environment the outdoors is to learn and play. My students and I really enjoyed our day on the water with you and I hope to make it an annual excursion."
Kayaking Lessons From Deep Cove North Vancouver
After 15 years we still believe
it to be a privilege to offer custom lessons and
pricing to recreation groups, disabled persons, community
centres, high schools, and ESL schools. Our locations in Deep
Cove (in North Vancouver) and on the Sunshine Coast (especially Egmont)
are excellent venues specialized sea kayaking
classes. These areas are endowed with excellent public beaches
with easy water access, park facilities and washrooms.
A professional introduction
to sea kayaking will furnish you forever with the main skills
to improve your kayaking or start kayaking immediately. Knowledge of streamline,
bulk heads, seat position, basic accessories, packing and
the best balancing techniques in the face of big waves will give
you the knowledge, confidence, proficiency, and zest to begin
a the paddling journey of a lifetime.
Corporate / Community / Groups
Trips / Custom Day Trips
We offer good times and skill
development to a variety of custom groups. We often host large
corporate groups, school groups, ESL classes and local
high school classes for years. It's your call -- the duration
of your kayak lesson can be anywhere from 3 hours to a full
Usually, each day trip starts with a brief introductory lesson
or a refresher for more experienced paddlers. After
a short intro, we "get Pacific" and paddle for about an
hour before beaching for a picnic. F￼rom there we can either return to our launchsite or paddle further, all decisions are made by a group consensus.
In past years, groups have included
professional hockey teams, rugby teams, high school PE classes,
corporate staff outings, special needs groups and even
a group from a senior's centre on the North Shore. **
photo archive coming soon **
Costs for most
day trips include professional guides, kayak instruction,
double or single kevlar Kayaks,
paddles, life jackets, pumps, tents, and group picnic gear.
Optional inclusion is a
professional photographer :
the choice is yours.
are in Canadian dollars. Our trips are filled on a first-to-pay
basis. Fifty percent of the trip fee will hold your spot.
Upon receipt of your deposit,
we will confirm your registration by phone and send you a
pre-trip information package. Full payment is due at least
two weeks before the trip starts or payment by phone with
a credit card can be made.
To book your trip or discuss
booking possibilities, contact Kit
Perrick at 1-800-NS-KAYAK or 604.929.4492 or 604.315.5596.