Ocean Discovery

Are you interested in exploring sea kayaking in the ocean? Have you been paddling in protected bays, lakes and rivers but want to see what the ocean is all about? Maybe you have been paddling on the ocean, but only choose the perfect flat water days? If any of this is ringing true for you, we have something new to offer. The Ocean Discovery program is designed for paddlers that have taken some instructional courses and are ready to get out and explore the ocean or explore more days on the ocean by building comfort and confidence with variable sea conditions. We like to call it Kayak Camp for Adults!

This 4 day immersive program is designed to be an introduction to ocean paddling and is focused on paddlers that have had formal sea kayak instruction (Paddle Canada Level-1 or Level-2 Skills) , but have limited (or no) experience paddling in tidal waters and exposed coastline or chooses to steer clear of any wind and waves. It is designed for those looking for a structured program to guide and facilitate the learning required for you how to safely paddle in these waters. All of our programs are lead by highly trained Paddle Canada instructors and the Ocean Discovery program will be facilitated by our lead instructor – Jarrod Gunn McQuillan. He has selected multiple locations in Prince Edward Island and knows these locations are ideal for introducing paddlers to the ocean environment.

We will combine some foundational theory components focused on tides and currents, coastal weather, ocean navigation and trip planning, however, the majority of the time will be spent getting out on the water and building confidence with this thoughtful progression.

We will start but refining our paddling strokes and boat handling techniques as well as working on our safety & rescue skills to sharpen them before we head out to the ocean. After this we will get out and push ourselves a bit to explore paddling in more dynamic water including currents, waves and swell. This progression will use a model of building scaffolding to not only increase your competence, but your confidence as well.

We will explore multiple beautiful locations in Prince Edward Island and visit lighthouses and beautiful coastline as we learn. We will also visit local play spots to safely introduce ourselves to more dynamic water. The program will set up as day trips, with our home base being the newest glamping resort in Prince Edward Island called Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre. This will provide a comfortable and relaxing location for our theory sessions as well as private hot tubs and on-site sauna to return to after our days of paddling. The resort also has regular yoga classes should you wish to add this to your experience and truly make this a complete learning and relaxation adventure!


We have two program dates for you to choose from. Group size is limited to 6 people. Cloud 9 Adventures uses small group sizes as this helps in creating an optimal learning environment. This ensures a customized and tailored experience that allows every guest to have appropriate attention and focus on their development.

Location: Prince Edward Island

Spring Dates: May 26 – 29, 2022 $600+tax (no accommodation/no food) ** One spot remains in Spring session**

Fall Dates: September 23-26, 2022 ** Four spots remain in Fall session**


September Program Cost Options

Full Package – includes 4 days of high quality instruction, 5 nights accommodations at luxury glamping resort, 4 breakfast, 3 suppers and travel to and from paddling locations starting on day one (**Lunches are not included**)

  • Private Yurt (yurt all by yourself) – $1759/pp + taxes
  • Shared Yurt (two people) – $1269/pp + taxes
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No Accommodations Package Septmeber – includes 4 days of high quality instruction, 4 breakfast & 3 suppers (**Lunches are not included**)

  • $749+tax
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Additional Add-On’s

  • Kayak & Gear Rental – $199 (includes sea kayak, skirt, pfd, paddle & required safety equipment for duration of program)
  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off – $149/pp
  • Yoga Classes in the Yoga Yurt – $15/pp
  • Additional Night stay (if available) – $179/nt (normally $199/nt)

Rough Itinerary

As the safety of our paddlers and instructors is our top priority, our schedules are always subject to change based on weather and environmental conditions as well as our group. We have provided an example of a tentative plan so paddlers can get a better sense of how the program will run.

Guests staying in our yurts will arrive before day one and get checked-in and settled to allow them to be prepared for the first day!

Day One – FLATWATER SKILLS

7:00am – 8:00am – Breakfast at Nature Space (Yogurt, Fruit & Granola Buffet)

8:30am – 9:30am — Welcome, Introductions, Overview, Goal Setting & Expectations

10:00am – 12:00pm – Stroke Review & Refinement

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Rescue Review & Refinement

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Tides & Currents Theory Session

6:30pm – Group Supper (provided)

Day Two – PADDLING IN TIDAL CURRENTS

7:00am – 8:00am – Breakfast at Nature Space (Oatmeal, Fruit & Toppings Buffet)

8:00am – 1:30pm – Paddling in Tidal Currents Session at Local Playspot

  • 8:00am – 9:30am – Introduction to Area and Skills Warm Up
  • 9:30am – 11:15am – Paddling in Currents
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm – Lunch & Currents Theory on-site
  • 12:00pm – 2:30pm – Paddling in Currents

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Navigation & Trip Planning

6:30pm – Group Supper at Nature Space Resort (provided)

Day Three – ON-WATER NAVIGATION & COASTAL TRIPPING

6:30am – 7:15am – Breakfast at Nature Space Resort (Grab & Go Selections)

7:30am – Morning Departure to Off-Site Location

9:00am – 5:30pm – Murray Harbour Islands and Murray Head

  • On-Water Navigation with Chart & Compass
  • Decision Making
  • Risk Assessment
  • Front Stroke Skills
  • Introduction to Exposed Coastline

5:30pm – Travel to Restaurant

7:00pm – Group Supper at Bogside Brewing

Day Four – COASTAL TRIPPING & SIGHTSEEING

6:30am – 7:15am – Breakfast at Nature Space Resort (Grab & Go Selections)

7:30am – Morning Departure to Off-Site Location

9:00am – 4:00pm – Cape Tryon – Red Cliffs, Lighthouses & Caves

  • Coastal Exploration
  • Ocean Waves
  • Coastal Weather Theory at Lunch
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sightseeing
  • Skills Review & Practice
  • Towing Techniques

4:30pm – Depart to Return to Nature Space Resort

7:00pm – Group Supper at Nature Space Resort