YIKES! = Youth In Kayaks Explore Sechelt
Sechelt Inlet is easy access wilderness paddling with 9 Marine Parks and just 1 ½ hours from Horseshoe Bay. Pedals & Paddles has been outfitting school groups since 1991 in Tuwanek, Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, located at the end of the road, the adventure starts here on our 78 Acres of prime waterfront property.
We would love to help your school group experience this spectacular location by offering 50% off our multi-day kayak rental rates . Outdoor programs provide opportunity for students to develop life-long outdoor skills and interests which are healthy and encourage a sense of responsibility and stewardship towards the environment. Skills such as: Low-impact camping, Wilderness first aid, Navigation, astronomy, forest ecology, marine biology, leadership, native history. You can reach Pedals & Paddles just 1 1/2 hours after leaving Horseshoe Bay, and what you will find is spectacular scenery with easy access to 9 wilderness marine parks (boat access only). These parks are maintained by BC Parks and are available to use for free. They have tent pads, fire rings, out houses, bear caches and most have creeks to obtain water.
Pedals & Paddles can also assist schools with organizing transportation. Many schools opt to drop students to the ferry in Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Click here for ferry schedules and be sure to chose sailing schedule for proposed date. Arrangements can be made to charter a school bus by contacting Randy Gould at 604-885-1260 or Sunshine Coast Circle Tours. With plenty of parking at Pedals & Paddles, it is possible to bring your own transportation. We can also assist with kayak guides with experience in leading student groups. Our guides are certified through Sea Kayak Guide Association of BC (SKGABC) . Our guides are also certified with Advanced Wilderness 1st Aid and hold a VHF Radio licence. Our guides carry First Aid kit, repair kit and VHF radio. Pedals & Paddles keeps a 22 ft Zodiac on site for quick response if required. In addition, Sechelt Inlet has several fish and oyster farms which have communication (always monitoring Channel 16 which is the emergency channel), fast boats and fully trained personal that are usually first responders to emergencies. In addition to this, Sechelt Inlet is home to Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 12, where there is another fast, fully trained and equipped crew ready to help if there are any problems. Please call us at 1-866-885-6440 or email us to start the conversation. We have been outfitting many schools since 1991 and dates do get booked so call soon to reserve your spot. Pedals & Paddles retains $5 Million dollar liability insurance (though can proudly report no accidents since 1991 as safety is our priority). To download our waiver click here Parental Consent Form Click here for our Terms and Policies
“For years we have used Sechelt Inlet as our number one kayak destination for our Outdoor Education Program. Not only does the location offer some of the best paddling around but the quality of equipment and service we receive from Peddles and Paddles brings us back year after year.” Myles Winch, P.E. Department Head Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey, B.C.
“The quality of service and equipment as well as the relaxed attitude of Lori, at Peddles and Paddles, keeps our school going back year after year. Great people in a beautiful setting.” Tim Booker Elgin Park Secondary
“This is our fifth year in a row ocean kayaking on Sechelt Inlet with students from our school. I can’t think of a better venue for beginning paddlers or a better company to work with than Pedals and Paddles. Laurie has done a fantastic job of setting us up for success on all of our trips. Paddling the inlet with my junior high students is the highlight of my school year!” Roy McConnell Woodhaven Secondary School, Alberta