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FAQ

All You Need To Know

Kayak Rental Requirements 

Kayaking on the ocean is one of the most enjoyable activities we can think of partaking in, it does also come with some risks due to the unpredictable nature of the environment you are enjoying.  As such the below will be required to rent an ocean kayak.

  • Previous experience is required

  • Paddlers must be able to explain a solo paddle float rescue

  • rentals may be cancelled due to inclement weather at the discretion of Frigon Paddling management

  • All Transport Canada regulations for safety equipment must be kept on board and utilized at all times

  • All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and adult 

  • Waivers will be required to be signed prior to rental

Paddleboard and Sit on-top 

YAY! These rentals are going to allow you to get our and enjoy your day in the event you don't meet some of the criteria for an ocean kayak. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to the beauty of this inlet while ensuring that you are as safe as possible, so we will omit points one and two from the ocean kayak rental requirements and just leave you with the ones below.

  • rentals may be cancelled due to inclement weather at the discretion of Frigon Paddling management

  • All Transport Canada regulations for safety equipment must be kept on board and utilized at all times

  • All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and adult 

  • Waivers will be required to be signed prior to rental

Leave No Trace

This tag line is likely one you have heard before, it is a set of values that Frigon Paddling holds in high regard. When we go out to play in the natural spaces around us we love a pristine experience and there is nothing worse than coming across evidence of the persons who were there before us. 

https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/code-of-conduct/

The legal mumbo jumbo

We know we know, no one likes this part, however, it is absolutely necessary in order for us to be able to do business and for you to be able to paddle away with one of our toys. So feel free to fill this out prior to your arrival on our delightful fillable form and email it to us, if you don't feel like doing that we will have copies onsite for you to fill out. 

Rental Agreement
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Marine Mammal Interaction

What's one of the most exciting things that you could imagine happening while your out on the water?? Well if you are us it would be seeing some marine mammals in the very inlet we are paddling in! Is this a possibility you ask? Darn straight it is, with this possibility also comes some responsibility to not interfere with these spectacular creatures. We strongly encourage you to read and be familiar with the Canada/British Columbia  regulations for interacting with Marine mammals. In order to make this easy for you we've provided a handy link below. While this code of conduct may feel restrictive we can assure you, being in a small human powered vessel right next to these large creatures is actually not an overly comfortable experience.

North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association