We can provide lessons to suit your needs. Whether you want private instruction on your own, or you have a small group of people, we can put together a custom-made lesson to suit you and your group.  Get in touch with us and we can discuss what you have in mind or come up with a great plan that will be a lot of fun.

Custom lessons could be held in any of a number of locations:

  • At your favourite lake - Let me know where it works for YOU and have lessons right at your cabin or at a favourite place you love to paddle. Travel charges may apply.
  • Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre - Great for practicing rescues in the pool no matter what the weather. We would need to arrange for booking of the pool.
  • Local urban ponds - Close at hand, warmer in the spring, and not too green until mid June or July. Great for short sessions.
  • Pike Lake - Well-protected from the weather, a good swimming location, a few weeds epecially late in the season. This is my preferred location since it is close, has a good beach, and has weather protection.
  • Blackstrap Lake - More exposed to weather, water quality is sometimes questionable especially once the motorboats churn it up, many motorboats.
  • South Saskatchewan River - While I don't recommend this for a large class of first-time kayakers, the river can work OK for a small group or those that have been out on the water for a while already. The disadvantage is that the current moves us around and can make class control more challenging when people are just getting started.
  • Mini-tour - Have your lesson as a kayak tour where we paddle from point A to point B, learning things along the way.

Rates: Contact me for a custom quote. The standard rate is $200 for the first 2 hours, plus $100 per hour after that. A full day (8-hour) session is $600. I can take up to 6 people on the water at once, but you'll get more out of it with fewer people. If your group is larger than 6, people can take turns or I can bring in an additional instructor (additional charges will apply). In 8 hours I can offer a full Paddle Canada-certified Introduction to Kayaking course for up to 6 people. All courses will be registered through Paddle Canada as a clinic or at the appropriate course level; this is included in the cost.

sea kayak lessons at Pike Lake, SaskatchewanFour friends on Pike Lake

A one-on-one custom kayak paddling lesson at Candle Lake, SaskatchewanMaddie learns to kayak at Candle Lake

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- Donelda Gowan-Moody, Saskatoon

"Thank you very much for the paddling instruction.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Our son says that kayaking is AWESOME!"

What our Students are Saying about Us

"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
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- Marvin Doepker, Saskatoon

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