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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to assist in a professional sea kayak guiding situation as regulated by the SKGABC.

You will have learned more paddle strokes, understand what equipment you need to run a safe trip. You will have had more practice understanding the marine  weather, currents and tides and more navigational skills.

Course Details

Required Course Materials

Handouts (provided); personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List

Course Duration

6 days (55 hours)

Homework Hours

4 hours

Delivery Method(s)

In-class instruction; in-field instruction

Teaching Methods

Hands-on training

Method(s) of Student Evaluation

Ongoing assessment by instructors; peer feedback

Completion Requirements


My most memorable moment from COLT was sea kayaking. I was impressed by the rich ecosystem where we traveled.
Hiroshi Namba, President & CEO of Yamnuska Mountain Tours