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EAL Group Bookings

ESL Single kayaks on Deep Cove beach
Rates: Contact us for rates
Dates: May - October
Age: Grade 3 - Adult

Call 604.987.8028 to book & inquire

Overview

paddling programs for english language learners

Paddling Programs for ELL Students

Here at Deep Cove Kayak, we have been delivering quality group tours and lessons in Say Nuth Khaw Yum (Indian Arm Park) for over 20 years. The calm waters of Deep Cove provide a comfortable, safe environment for first-time paddlers and to have a quintessentially BC experience paddling through a beautiful tree and mountain-surrounded inlet.

We are a Social Purpose company, and our purpose is to INSPIRE DEEPER CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTDOORS AND ONE ANOTHER. All of our paddling programs focus on building relationships within your group as you paddle and explore together all while learning about and respecting the environment that you are paddling in.

We acknowledge, with deep gratitude, that all of our EAL Group paddling programs take place on the unceded territory and traditional waters of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

See our full EAL Group brochure here:

EAL Group brochure 

To inquire or make a reservation please fill out the inquiry form above or email: groupbookings@deepcovekayak.com or call 604 929 2268 ext 3

 

Kayak Tours

Group size: 10 – 40 people
Activity length: 2-5 hours
Intensity: Low-Moderate

Explore Vancouver with a Kayak Tour

Escape the city and kayak in the sheltered waters of Say Nuth Khaw Yum (Indian Arm Park) from Deep Cove Kayak.

EXPLORE VANCOUVER

HAVE FUN

IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

Objectives: 

1) Explore Vancouver and learn about history, marine life and our local marine environment.

2) Give students an opportunity to see and experience what they are learning

3) To work in a team of two to paddle the kayak efficiently, and use effective communication to stay together with the whole group.

Overview:

During this informative guided paddle, your students will explore Deep Cove and the southern part of Say Nuth Khaw Yum, learn about local history and relish the beauty of our surrounding mountains. Nestled in our fjord, students will find harbour seals, eagles, sea stars and other wildlife in a rich marine environment.

This tour is completely customizable. Tours can be 2, 3 or 5 hours in length and we can provide lunches for beach picnics!

Paddleboarding Tours

experience paddleboarding tours

Group size: 10 – 24 people
Activity length: 2 or 3 hours
Intensity: Moderate

Experience Paddleboarding Tours

Experience the beauty of Say Nuth Khaw Yum stood above the water on a paddleboard!

The waters in Deep Cove are calm and sheltered which lends itself to being the perfect learning environment for first-time paddleboarders.

EXPLORE WILD VANCOUVER

LEARN A NEW SKILL

WATER CONFIDENCE

Objectives: 

1) To learn a new skill while having fun and gaining water confidence

2) To explore Say Nuth Khaw Yum and learn about the local history and wildlife.

3) To create a supportive and open learning environment during the activity.

Overview:

Your instructors will meet your class and give you a safety talk and introduction to paddleboarding.

When you are on the water your instructors will take your group through the basics of paddling and maneuvering their boards. You will then be taken to spots of interest and be told about the history, marine life and geography of the area.

When the activity is completed, the instructors will safely land everyone at the beach and will give your class a chance to reflect on their experiences from the session.

Dragon Boating

Group size: 14 – 20 people
Activity length: 1.5 hours
Intensity: Moderate

Dragon Boating

Get the whole class out in our 37ft long dragon boat and paddle in time to the drum
as you explore Say Nuth Khaw Yum.

Dragon boating originated over 2,500 years ago among fishing communities based on the Yangtze River in Southern-Central China. It was originally a folk ritual designed to please the rain gods, and celebrate the summer rice planting.

TEAMWORK

STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS

FAST-PACED

Objectives: 

1) To get your class working in sync and coordinating with each other during a fast-paced activity.

2) To create an understanding that everyone has a vital role within the team and everyone must work together to have a successful experience.

3) To blow off some steam with classmates and enjoy the sights of Say Nuth Khaw Yum from our Dragon Boat.

Overview:

Your instructors will meet your class and equip everyone with safety gear and a traditional dragon boat paddle. On land, students will be introduced to efficient paddling technique and dragon boat commands.

Your class will then be safely loaded into the Dragon Boat, and then instructed to paddle out of Deep Cove. You will need to paddle in time as a unit to get the boat moving effectively. Your instructors will give you fun drills and tasks to complete while showing you points of interest in the Cove and Say Nuth Khaw Yum.

When the activity is completed, the guides will safely moor the Dragon Boat and unload your class. You will then have a chance to reflect on your successes and challenges that you encountered during the activity.