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At West Coast Rowing Adventures, safety is our priority number one. What does it mean for you ?

  • Our guides are highly experienced in flat water, coastal and ocean rowing. We know and live in the area and decisions are made with safety as a guiding principle.
  • Our guides have the following certifications:
    • VHF Restricted Operator License (Maritime)
    • Marine First Aid
    • Rowing Canada Aviron Performance Coach
  • Our rowing boats carry all the required safety equipment as per Transport Canada Regulations for Human Powered Small Craft.
  • Every day begins with a safety briefing that includes a demonstration or reminder of safety procedures and equipment, and a detailed description of the rowing plan (e.g. navigation key points, on-board charts, potential hazards).
  • We may decide to stay on land, offer alternative activities, or adapt the rowing program for safety purposes.
  • A Validation Form may be sent to participants to confirm rowing and fitness abilities. We reserve the right to refuse someone on a tour if we feel that it could jeopardize the safety of the person and/or the group.
  • We create our boat allocation based on people‚Äôs skills to ensure safety at all time.