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At Go Kayak, we paddle and we paddle a lot, and when we don't paddle, we teach how to paddle.

The Go Kayak team has paddled extensively around Vancouver Island, including its wild West Coast. In 2015, we were on a 34 day sea kayaking trip from Port Hardy to Tofino, the most rugged and hardest place of Vancouver Island to paddle. In 2009, Go Kayak completed a 3½ month exploration of northern BC waters, paddling the Queen Charlotte Islands, from Rose Spit to Cape St-James, a 400 mile journey, taking us to the most spectacular places you can imagine as well as exploring the waters around Prince Rupert and Kitimat Inlet.
In 2010, Go Kayak was invited in New Zealand where they presented a collection of their favourite pictures and share their experience at the 2010 Coastbuster Sea Kayak Symposium in Auckland.

Choosing Go Kayak for your paddling instructional needs is choosing experienced paddlers and instructors. With extensive expedition experience in the Gulf Island reserve, Broughton Group, north and western sections of Vancouver Island as well as the mid to northern coast from, Bella Bella, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Islands, your Go Kayak team know the coast and its challenges, and are paddlers who respect the sea and will teach you how to get to your destination...safely.

Meet the Family
Yves Aquin and Patti Stevens are outdoor lovers. They moved to Victoria in 2005 and are embracing what Vancouver Island has to offer. There is a good chance that you will see them paddling, trail running, hiking, mountain biking, skiing (downhill and cross-country) or just chilling on a beach!

Yves Aquin - Founder, Owner, Operator and Instructor
I started kayaking in the Prairies, on the northern Saskatchewan lakes in 2001. When I moved to Victoria in 2006, I decided to specialize in sea kayaking instruction and here I am now, an instructor and founder of Go Kayak. An outdoor lover since my teens, I’ve been involved in various outdoor clubs throughout Canada whether in climbing, hiking, biking and kayaking. Play is the term I use most often to describe my passion for the outdoors. Come play and enjoy the beautiful environment that your region has to offer. It’s worth a try.
Yves Aquin sea kayak surfing video: - Click here -
Patti Stevens - Co-founder and Instructor
Patti Stevens
I started kayaking later in life, using the kayak as transportation to go wilderness camping. As I paddled more and more, I fell in love with just being on the water. When I am in my boat, it’s as close as I can get to feel the water without actually being in it. Now, kayaking has become as much a part of my life as the outdoors. What better way to combine a little work with a whole lot of play!
Watch the Best Of Patti Stevens video: - Click here -