Paddling Programs and Courses
About Frontenac Outfitters Courses & Instructors
We believe that educated paddlers are safer more confident paddlers! Frontenac Outfitters has been successfully introducing people to kayaking for over 30- Years. We offer a wide range of Paddle Canada certified & non-certified Kayak Courses, Clinics & Paddle Days to satisfy paddlers of all ages and experience levels. Our courses are designed to develop the connection between the paddler & kayak to best enable you to get more enjoyment & performance from your kayak. The sheltered, warm waters of our own beautiful Pearkes Lake provide the perfect on-site location to refine your techniques.
Zack Fiddis (owner) is a Paddle Canada certified instructor, and teach all Frontenac Outfitters Courses. With an emphasis on safety he shares his experiences, knowledge, and love for kayaking in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.
Our Paddlesports Centre’s massive selection of kayaks, paddling gear, and secluded campsites enhance your experience with us.
Our lifelong passion for paddling has led us around the globe from the rugged Coast of B.C.’s Vancouver Island, to Florida’s everglades and the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys. We’ve experienced the splendor of Australia’s Sydney Harbor, the magnificent waterfalls of New Zealand’s Fjord Land, beyond to Central America’s Belize and both the U.S. & British Virgin Islands.
We are kayakers, let us share our expertise & passion with you!
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Private Kayak Lessons
There’s nothing like One on One Kayak Instruction to quickly improve your kayak skills & efficiency. Over the years we have had the privilege of teaching Private Kayak Lessons to paddlers from across the country & even around the world. Take advantage of our expertise to give you positive constructive feedback and skills analysis to help you achieve your kayaking goals.
Note: Private Kayak Lessons are normally run on Thursday’s between 10 am & 3 pm on a date that is mutually convenient to both instructor & student(s). Courses run as scheduled rain or shine!
“Purchasing my kayak from Frontenac Outfitters and then returning for my Private Kayak Lessons was the perfect way for me. I could learn what I wanted in a comfortable environment at my own pace.”
– Lisa Charbonneau- 1000 Islands
Private Kayak Lessons
Prerequisite: Willingness to learn and have fun!
Length: Determined by participant: 2-3 hour session is recommended for beginners
Location: Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre’s Pearkes Lake
Cost: $75.00 (per hour) + 13% HST
Note: For group sessions, a charge of $35.00 an hour is applicable per additional student.
How to Book
Contact Us about customizing a date for your Private Kayak Lessons
What You’ll Learn
After a dry land skills and goals discussion, we complete a brief on-water paddling evaluation. Then we’ll proceed with a customized kayak instruction course specific to your individual needs
What we Provide
- Sea Kayak
- Kayak Paddle
- Spray Skirt
- Paddle Float
- Throw Bag
Suggested Stuff to Bring (Weather Dependant)
- Wide brimmed sun hat
- Sunglasses (we sell eyeglass holders & floaters)
- Sunscreen & lip balm (waterproof)
- Bathing suit & towel
- T-shirt, light long-sleeve shirt, shorts, undergarments
- Raincoat, paddling jacket & sweater (if needed)
- Water shoes or sandals
- Water Bottle (we stock pop & water)
- Lunch (on full-day courses)
- Most Importantly… an attitude for having FUN!!!
Places to Stay
- We offer on-site wooded & waterfront campsites at $25 per night
- Country style B & B’s are nearby, or endless accommodation in Kingston is 30 – 40 minutes to the south. Places to stay
Should you have any questions about our Private Kayak lessons please do not hesitate to call us at 613.376.6220 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org