Navigation and Day Tripping - Toronto Islands
Navigation and Day Tripping - Toronto Islands
Navigation and Day Tripping - Toronto Islands

Navigation and Day Tripping - Toronto Islands

Regular price $75

Let's Plan and go on a Day Trip
This class is designed to simulate a 4-6 hour long day trip, with 3-4 hours on the water. The goal of this course is to aide the paddler in becoming confident enough to do a similar trip with friends, and prepare for a level 2 skills class.



Launching from Cherry Beach in Toronto, we will tour through the island group, find a spot for lunch and get some high quality Instagrammable goodness.

At the end of this class, you will be able to:
  • Pick a launch spot from a chart.
  • Plan a route for the day's trip.
  • Use different techniques to forecast the weather and sea state.
  • Pack a kayak for a day trip.
  • Learn group dynamics on a real day trip.
  • Clean up and properly load your gear to transport it home safely.
  • Post an epic picture of yourself in front of the CN tower on Instagram


For the purposes of this class, you will require:

  • A sea kayak, at least 14 feet long with 2 bulkheads. 
    • Rentals are available, if needed.
    • Shorter kayaks are potentially fine, but may have a hard time keeping up with the longer kayaks.
  • A PFD is mandatory.
  • A paddle.
  • Lunch.

During this class, you:

  • Might get wet.
    • Bring spare clothes and a towel.
    • Cotton is not appropriate.
    • You may want to wear a wetsuit or drysuit depending on the days conditions.
      • We will discuss this in detail during the course. Come prepared with the equipment that you will be using on the water.
  • Have fun.
    • It may not seem like it at first, but learning these skills are very rewarding and a ton of fun.
  • Make friends.
    • You will meet a group of kayakers similar to you at the same point in their development.

We believe that this class should be fun, laid back and offered in a positive, inclusive experience. We will incorporate games, group activities and real world scenarios as much as possible. We will not put you on the spot, make you demonstrate in front of the class (unless you want to) or speak in front of crowds. If that and the promise of terrible Dad jokes appeals to you, you have found the place to sign up.

Navigation and Day Tripping - Toronto Islands