THE PADDLE COACH | Choose your paddling adventure....
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), dragon boat and fitness experts servicing the GTA including Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Toronto
​LESSONS

PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS

PADDLE COACH Outrigger instructor Del DaSilva comes with over 20 years experience in both outrigger canoe and dragon boat racing and coaching and offers lessons to both the beginner and advanced paddler alike. Whether your goals are outrigger canoe specific or you are using OC to cross-train for dragon boat, he's got you covered! Improve your stroke technique, your skills in bigger water, learn how to fly the ama with confidence, or even learn how to start catching waves! Lessons are always tailored to meet the participants needs and goals. Pre-purchase your lesson below, then we will contact you to set up your lesson day, time and location! 

RATES

1 HOUR SESSION
One-on-One $85 + HST 
Group of 2 $60pp + HST
Group of 3 $55pp + HST
Group of 4+ $50pp + HST

2 HOUR SESSION
One-on-One $135 + HST
Group of 2 $90pp + HST
Group of 3 $80pp + HST
Group of 4+ $75pp + HST

NOTE: We also offer 1.5 hour sessions. Rates are $115, $80pp, $70pp and $65pp + HST for groups of 1, 2 3 and 4 respectively. 









Equipment | Cost does not include the use of equipment. Equipment is available for rent.
Location | Sunnyside Beach in Toronto or on Lake Simcoe in Barrie, ON.












TUESDAY EVENING HIGH PERFORMANCE OC PROGRAM - TORONTO

This program is designed to help the competitive outrigger canoe and dragon boat paddler bring their skills, paddling technique and fitness up to the next level! Each session is 1.5 hours and is fully coached by head OC coach and Molokai2Oahu finisher Del DaSilva. Each evening will offer a properly structured workout, technical feedback and the opportunity for OC skills improvements. What skills can you anticipate working on? catching and riding waves, paddling on your non-ama side (and still getting your weight on the paddle) flying the ama, comfort in rougher water, handling windy conditions are just a few things Del will be working on with you!

DAY/MONTH 
Tuesdays in May - October 

TIME
​6:30-8pm May, June, July
6-7:30pm August, September 

LOCATION
Sunnyside Beach, Toronto, ON.

COST
​$30/session (package rate). Does not include use of equipment.











IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. Memberships are only valid for the month of purchase and are not transferable between months.
2. If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, while we cannot promise a makeup sessions, we will do our very best to offer a makeup class.
Call or Text 416-877-2104
Choose your OC Lesson
Membership Type
OC DAY-LONG ADVENTURES

Why not train and explore at the same time!

Let's take those longer weekend training sessions and add a healthy dose of adventure by exploring some of the stunning waterways and traditional canoe routes that Ontario has to offer! All of these trips will be no more than 3 hours outside of Toronto (some as close as 1.5) and will be WELL worth the trip! YCheck out our trips below to see what is up-and-coming!
THE PADDLE COACH Inc. ® Barrie, Ontario


Contact Us
Contact Us
Have Questions??
TRIP 1 // GIANT TOMB ISLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

TRIP 2 // FRANKLIN ISLAND TOUR AND EXPLORE

Franklin Island is truly one of the gems of Georgian Bay; A World-Class paddling destination with limitless routes to explore. This day trip will take you to the outer and more exposed side of the Island where you will navigate through the channels of Franklin, the open waters of the Bay and explore some of the smaller islands that speckle the region surrounding it. The route pictured below is one of the possible routes, but exact route will depend on weather conditions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants need to be physically fit enough to paddle 22km.
As you stand on the beaches of Awenda Provincial Park and look out to Georgian Bay, you can't help but notice Giant Tomb Island. It is prominent. mysterious and inviting. You will instantly want to jump in your boat and paddle around it, eager to see what the island looks like with your own eyes and to challenge the waters of Georgina Bay. On this day trip you will be guided on the 20km circumnavigation of Giant Tomb Island and not only learn how to route plan and paddle effectively in the dynamic waters of Georgian Bay, but also learn a bit about the unique biodiversity and folklore that define this island. As you make your way around, you will pass Granite boulders, cobble beaches and a beautiful sandy beach where you will stop for a snack and for the brave, a refreshing (cold!) Georgian bay swim before finishing the last leg of the paddle.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants need to be physically fit enough to paddle 22km.



Saturday June 26, 2021
4-5 hours on water (21-22km total)
$60 + HST
INCLUDED
Your expert guide 
PFD
Drybag for food and personal items
Emergency Communication and First Aid Kit




NOT INCLUDED
Boat, paddle, leash
Food and drinking water



​Not sure what to bring, how to pack or how to fuel yourself for a longer paddle? Not to worry, we will be sending out info such as this, and more, in our pre-trip info package to help answer some of these questions. You can also email your guide Del at del@thepaddlecoach.com
Participants have the option of purchasing a 10L Skog A Kust drysak in their colour of choice for only $30. Option available at checkout.


Choose your trip option
Saturday July 24, 2021
6-7 hours on water (20-21km total)
$129 + HST
INCLUDED
Your expert guide 
PFD
Drybag for food and personal items
Emergency Communication and First Aid Kit




​Not sure what to bring, how to pack or how to fuel yourself for a longer paddle? Not to worry, we will be sending out info such as this, and more, in our pre-trip info package to help answer some of these questions. You can also email your guide Del at del@thepaddlecoach.com
Participants have the option of purchasing a 10L Skog A Kust drysak in their colour of choice for only $30. Option available at checkout.


NOT INCLUDED
Boat, paddle, leash
Food and drinking water



Franklin Island Day Trip