To promote the safe and enjoyable sport of kayaking. The mainstay of the Pacific Fleet Kayak Club is ocean and recreational kayaking in and around beautiful Vancouver Island.

The Pacific Fleet Kayak Club


The Pacific Fleet Kayak Club is non-profit organization that supports military and DND employees at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in British Columbia - the home of Canada's Pacific Fleet. The club offers training in kayaking, with an emphasis on rescue and safety techniques.

We introduce beginners to the growing world of kayaking in a two-phase course that includes a "pool phase" at the Naden Athletic Centre and an "ocean phase" from the club's boathouse. The club has an inventory of kayaks and equipment available for member bookings, and the benefits of learning from certified and experienced paddlers. We welcome all levels of paddlers to join our club.

Kayaking Tips & Tricks

Shoot a bearing the night before : If you tend to overnight on islands or across channels and don't tend to carry a chart, decide where you want to reach the other shoreline, and take a bearing the night before when you can still see. Then if the morning fog obscures your view, you already have a reliable bearing to guide you to your desired end point on the other side.


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