Rolling and Pool Sessions

Practice your kayaking skills.

Kayak Rolling and Pool Sessions

Support for Kayaking Skills

Coastal Bliss/Cowichan Bay Kayaking arranges pool sessions to help you get rescue skills and rolling down during the cold water winter months. If you don't have a kayak roll yet, we can also help you get there in one of our Kayak Rolling Clinics. Whether it is for Sea Kayaking or River Kayaking, the extra practice to build body memory for these skills is important. Being in still, warm water lets you really focus on the skill and not worry about being too cold.You might also want to look at our Sea Kayaking Courses or our River Kayaking Courses.

  • PC Kayak Rolling Clinic
    Paddle Canada
    Kayak Rolling
    2-Hour Clinics

    Price: $75 per person
    plus tax

    Basic River Kayaking Skills
    Course Details

    The ability to roll provides you with confidence while paddling in more challenging conditions, whether on a river or in the ocean. Our rolling courses take place either in lake, calm bay or swimming pool depending on time of year and pool availability. This 2-hour clinic introduces the basic mechanics involved in rolling a kayak leading to the ability to roll a kayak confidently in calm conditions. To roll reliably takes regular practice of the correct skills so that you train your reflexes and muscles to instinctively apply the correct sequence and body position to achieve consistent success. This course will provide you with a taste of success along with sound building blocks for continued self practice.

    This course is scheduled for:

    December 11, 2020
    January 8, 2021
    February 5, 2021
    March 12, 2021
    April 9, 2021

    Typical course itinerary. (Because we are travelling in a natural environment, itineraries can change. There are many factors that can affect how a course actually runs.) Read the COURSE DETAILS.

    ⚀ This course will usually be run in the Ladysmith Rec Centre Pool an a Friday evening.
    ⚁ Bring your own (clean) equipment or use ours

    What's Included--Coastal Bliss provides the following for your course:
    Professional instructors
    All personal equipment must be in good order and kayaks must have 2 stern flotation bags. (All equipment required for this course can be supplied by us.)
    You will need:
    River kayak with flotation bags
    Spray skirt
    Helmet (approved for river kayaking)
    Throw Bag
    For non-pool courses:
    Wetsuit or drysuit (A drysuit may be rented for an additional $25 per day charge and is highly recommended during the Fall and Winter programs).
    We also recommend you bring: snacks and water. Waivers will need to be signed prior to starting course and pertinent Medical information will need to be disclosed to course leaders.

  • Kayak Pool Sessions
    Pool Sessions
    Skill Tune-ups

    Increase your confdence in a warm environment in these one hour sessions.
    Price: $15 each, plus tax

    Kayak Pool Sessions

    One hour sessions to practice rolling and rescue skills in a warm environment.

    November 20, 2020       6 - 7 PM

    November 27, 2020       6 - 7 PM

    December 11, 2020       7:30 - 8:30 PM

    December 18, 2020       8 - 9 PM


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For more information, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have for us. You can send a direct email to us from the email form. We should answer your questions within 24 hours.

4865 Bench Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC

1769 Cowichan Bay Road
Cowichan Bay, BC

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P: +1 250 597 3031

What Our Guests Say

  • We did 8pm-10pm kayak to/through estuary and then to log booms and back to Cowichan Bay. Good overview before we left, quick fitting kayaks to everyone. Clear signals if safe/require assistance. Had the wonderful luck of seeing red sun set and then blood moon/full moon rise on the same trip. Lots of bio-luminescence, good guides. Thanks!

    Dean P
  • Our guide Jenny was wonderful and knowledgeable about the estuary. My husband and I rented kayaks and had her as our guide for a 2 hour paddle. The kayaks are in good condition, and Jenny took us to see seals basking in the sun. It was a nice easy pace for paddling, I got some wonderful photos and had a great time. Thanks Jenny and Coastal Bliss!

  • My son and I rented a double kayak for two hours. We explored the bay and marina. Saw lots of sea lions and osprey along with many fascinating boats. We definitely plan on doing this again! Gary was really helpful before and after our excursion.

    Ocean K
  • thanks again for another great day on the water. your team always makes renting a fast, enjoyable experience. you're always my go-to option for a quick afternoon paddle!

    Vince A
  • Our 2 hour kayak tour of Cowichan Bay estuary with our guide Travis was relaxing, educational, and a great way to spend a hot evening on the cooler waterway. Travis was professional, personable, and very patient with our limited experience in kayaks, and got us settled in them quickly, and safely. We enjoyed the leisurely pace, sighting different birds, and getting information about the local area from Travis.

  • Cynthia and I really enjoyed our Gulf Islands kayaking adventure with you. You happily tailored the trip and our days to meet our needs and accommodate the weather, tides and currents. The food was excellent (loved the spinach!) and the equipment you provided was of the highest quality that we have ever rented. We had such a good paddle with you we've been haunting craigslist etc and now are owners of a used Tyee fibreglass kayak like you have.

    Cynthia and Dave
  • I have very much enjoyed the Broken Group Island kayaking trip with you and Gary. I will definitely try to do it again, should I get back to the west coast in the near future.

  • For two years in a row we have used Coastal Bliss to guide us through the Wild West Coast Trail. This year we also added a 1/2 day kayaking. Using Coastal Bliss ensured we get to see the best there is to see. A further advantage is that you will learn about the fascinating fauna, flora, history and geology on the coast. People do hike up on their own, but apart from the risk they take by going at it alone, they also rob themselves of a superior experience. While we were setting up camp they were cooking incredibly delicious snacks and meals. Who knew dehydrated foods could taste so good.

  • A friend and I booked the two hour evening kayak tour in Cowichan Bay and it did not disappoint. Georgia and Gary were extremely friendly and helpful in teaching two newbies how to paddle properly and maneuver the kayak, and then Georgia guided us around the bay. It was a beautiful evening, the water was calm, and the scenery en route to the estuary was breathtaking. Georgia pointed out different bird species and we even spotted some seals swimming nearby. This was my first time on a kayak tour, but I will be back!

  • Reservedly we contacted Bliss Adventure Cowichan Bay to see if they could cope with old girls..2 with no experience. No problem, BUT "why dont you try our moonlight kayak experience?" It happened the moon was almost full just now. So we went for it. A whole new experience great fun and oh boy to see the moon rising up above the mountains as we paddled out at sea was unforgettable.We were made most welcome really enjoyed it. Thank you, it was BLISS.

  • I have done 4 brilliant multi-day trips with Coastal Bliss including 2 amazing kayaking adventures; 6 days in the Broken Group off Vancouver Island in 2014 with guide Phillip and 6 days in Nootka Sound in 2016, guided by Georgia. Both trips were fantastic. Georgia even organised a special trip for me to fit in with my itinerary as I had limited time, travelling from New Zealand. Coastal Bliss is well organised for everything; the food is fabulous, the guides have indepth local knowledge and the locations are outstanding - all reasons why I have signed up on 4 different occasions with Coastal Bliss.