There are so many skills to achieve in kayaking and so many different goals. If you prefer to learn in a small group or have a certain goal you would like to accomplish in your kayak, perhaps private kayak lessons would work better for you. Whether you are a beginner kayaker who wants to work on their first wet exit, you want to learn how to roll your kayak, or there is a skill/rescue you need some help making more efficient our coaches can work with you to help you succeed.
Private Coaching Pricing
Two Students $65pp/hour
Three Students $54pp/hour
Four Students $48pp/hour
Five Students $44pp/hour
Six Students $42pp/hour
Private Paddle Canada Courses
Paddle Canada courses or any full day or multi-day course or lesson will be quoted on request.
Paddle with a Coach for the Day
If you want to work with a paddling coach for the day we offer that too! Check out our Coaching Day-trips on Georgian Bay.
Our Accommodation in Parry Sound
Ontario Sea Kayak Centre’s Base-camp is located minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay. The 16-acre property is on the Seguin River is has private prospector tents nestled in the trees and is also home to our secluded retreat Harmony Outdoor Inn which has elegant B&B rooms. Many of our private students stay onsite and take their lessons at our private waterfront.
Guests are welcome to stay on for a few days of paddling the calm waters of the Seguin River and Mill Lake. For those wanting to venture onto Georgian Bay for kayaking day trips, we can suggest various launch sites and places to explore.
New skills and paddling adventures are only an email or phone call away. Email or call us 1-905-399-1216 to make arrangements.
What You Will Learn
- We will discuss your goals and design the lesson to meet those goals.
Our certified instructors are some of Canada’s best!
James started kayaking at 18. Since then his paddling career has taken him all over the world as an expedition leader and senior kayak instructor.
Dympna is co-owner and operator, of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre along with her partner and husband James. She loves sharing her craft with others through her coaching on skills courses and through her guiding while on kayaking trips.
Jeff is the primary instructor/mentor for all new recruits with a large southern Ontario Police Service. He also instructs senior level adult education, mental resiliency/leadership and supervisory courses.
Patricia has been kayaking now for over 12 years and is a graduate of the Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership program at Fanshawe College.
Working with OSKC, Patricia has many skills to transfer to people and her passion for the outdoors will inspire anybody who wants to step in and experience adventure and freedom.
Ray Boucher lives in Wawa Ontario with his wife Patty. Ray has been a school teacher and an x-ray technologist, and enjoys spending his time working and recreating in the outdoors.
Greg has been paddling and teaching kayaking on Georgian Bay for around 25 yrs… since he was not but a wee grasshopper.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 20 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada.
Contact us for a price quote.
We are offering this program from April until September. Call or Email us to book a day this summer.
Please contact us with any question related to these trip prerequisites.
- Depending on the goals of the lesson there might be some prerequisites and we will discuss those with you.
Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.
- Full Touring kayaks, pfd's and all safety gear
- Video Analysis
What You Should Bring
A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.
- Lunch, plenty of drinking water, and sun protection (sun block, hat).
- Towel and change of clothes (for after the wet skills portion of the course).
- Footwear that can get wet.
- A wetsuit is recommended for your personal comfort but not necessary.
- If you’re bringing your own kayak, you will need a paddle, pump, PFD with whistle, and 15m floating rope.
Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario
We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.
Driving Directions Address:Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
6 Harmony Lane
Parry Sound, ON
Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario
We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.Get Driving Directions
What a boost to your kayaking self-confidence to have Dympna and James alongside you in the water! Their wet exit demonstration and one-on-one support made learning fun not fearful.