Port Moody Kayaking: Grand Re-Opening of New Rocky Point Kayak Shack

Rocky Point Kayak Port Moody

I can smell the earthiness of the wood logs floating in the water as I paddle past them. My long-sleeved black shirt soaks up the sun’s rays as salt-water drips down the oar onto my hands.

“If you have water dripping down on you, you’re holding the oar too high.”

I couldn’t have picked a more perfect day to sign up for kayaking lessons. Did you know that you don’t have to drive all the way to English Bay or Deep Cove to experience this water sport? Right at the end of Burrard Inlet at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody is a place where you can take kayak and stand up paddleboard lessons thanks to local entrepreneur, Jamie Cuthbert.

Port Moody Kayaking Newbie

I was excited to start my Level 1 – Intro to Sea Kayaking lesson with Jamie and his crew at Rocky Point Kayak on that unusually warm spring day. With a 6:1 ratio for the class, our seven-person group, which ranged from the young to the young-at-heart, was assigned two instructors, Elizabeth and Roscoe. Seasoned on all matters related to Port Moody kayaking, they provided a wealth of knowledge (and a few laughs too) from basic safety and equipment requirements to paddling techniques and glimpses into kayak touring. They were able to provide individual attention and were not afraid to provide constructive criticism to help everyone learn better. I definitely came out of the class more confident and excited to check my calendar of when I could sign up to take the Level 2 lesson. Heck, I was ready to buy a kayak!

Kayak Storage in High Demand…Best to Rent

Rocky Point Kayak offers kayak storage but all their space is rented out at this time due to the high demand. So before you go out and buy a kayak for your own Port Moody kayaking adventure, you may want to consider the convenience of renting. Rocky Point Kayak offers rentals for single kayaks, double kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards at prices that haven’t changed since they opened back in 2001. Having rentals so easily accessible makes it a viable summer sport to consider.

Date Night, Plod & Paddle and More

Want a new place to socialize? How about a unique Port Moody kayaking date with your sweetie? Port Moody’s Rocky Point Kayak offers fun events every week to get you out there exploring Burrard Inlet with others. Check out their weekly events that include women only paddle nights and date night packages. They also have organized tours available that include sunset paddles and fiver-hour island tours, a great way to spend a summer day with friends or a chance to make new friends too.

Grand Opening Specials

Excitement is currently brewing at Rocky Point Kayak. They are celebrating their 11-year anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to move into a brand new ‘kayak shack’?  Big plans are being drawn up to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening, which is scheduled for June 9 and 10, 2012 at Rocky Point Park. Take a stroll down to see them and take advantage of their grand re-opening specials and treats planned for that day. Parking can sometimes be a challenge on summer days at Rocky Point Park so take that into account when planning your visit.

I highly recommend that you try out some Port Moody kayaking. It allows you to enjoy nature, up close and personal. The best part is that it’s great exercise without feeling like it’s exercise. That’s my favourite kind!

Do you have any tips or stories about kayaking in Burrard Inlet? Share them with us in the comment field below.

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