We do not compromise on safety
Our sea kayaking guides are highly trained according to the safety standards of the kayaking industry. For a minimum requirement, they hold a Wilderness First Aid certificate and an advanced skills certificate by Paddle Canada, the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia, the British Canoe Union or similar.
Each tour will be tailored to the skills of our guests and adjusted to whatever the wind and waves permit. A sense of adventure is recommended. To enhance safety, we only go out in small groups and use double kayaks exclusively. We supply all safety gear. Guests are expected to wear a neoprene spray skirt around their cockpits and a zipped up pfd (‘life jacket’) when on the water. Guests participate at their own risk and must sign a waiver for personal responsibility.
Adventurous beginners are welcome
Our tours are geared towards adventurous beginners and intermediate paddlers. We paddle on open water on our kayaking adventures, so you will need to be comfortable with some waves and a bit of wind chop. Regardless if you are a fearless beginner or more experienced paddler, you will be comfortable and safe in our double kayaks, which are stable and easy to handle. Our location on the Bay of Fundy is stunning and while the waters are not always the easiest ones to paddle, it is greatly rewarding. You will receive basic instruction in paddling techniques and use of the equipment before you start out.
All tours start with basic instruction in paddling and safety. You will not have to practice a wet exit, and wetsuits are not needed.
- All clients taking a NovaShores tour are required to agree to and sign a personal liability waiver.
- Guests up to 19 must have a parent or a guardian sign the waiver.
- Children up to 16 must also have a parent accompany them on the tour.
We do not practice wet exits, and you will not have to wear a neoprene wetsuit. In the very rare event of a capsize, our highly trained and experienced guides will perform a swift rescue to get you back into your kayak or onto shore. In double kayaks, a capsize is rather unlikely to happen, and if so, all that happens is that you get wet. We strongly recommend that you wear quick-drying materials only as even without a capsize, kayaking is an activity that can get you wet.
What a wonderful day.
Thanks so much.
The rescue was great!