Kayak Halifax Inc. was established on our vibrant Waterfront in 2013 to provide the opportunity for locals and travelers alike to explore our waterfront and harbour islands and to experience our city from a different perspective.
Kayak Halifax is dedicated to the sport and spirit of paddling and the enjoyment of nature at one of its most intimate levels. We are passionate about the well-being of the ecology of the islands that we visit and ensure that we minimize our impact on the local ecosystems while providing our guests with an unforgettably fun & zen experience.
Kayak Halifax is Halifax’s premier full-service outfitter, offering the highest quality instruction and trips with certified instructors and guides. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with exceptional customer service, instruction, and on-water experiences. No previous paddling experience is necessary and every effort is made to place you on the most appropriate adventure for your skill & fitness level.
In 2017, we are evolving into an outdoor adventure, culinary and glamping company. Our experiences feature the best of Halifax’s good nature, adventure, entertainment and cuisine. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page as we will be adding many new exciting experiences throughout the season.
About the CEO – Chief Experience Officer
Ed co-founded the 1st ocean kayak operation in Halifax in 1996 and has been paddling these waters and exploring our beautiful province since he was a child. Always intrigued by the mystery of Oak Island, he has offered kayaking tours circumnavigating the island for the past two seasons.
Ed has studied in Europe, volunteered in Africa, explored Australia, stayed with Buddhist Monks in Japan and spent last winter in Brazil. The entire Kayak Halifax team strives to share an authentic East Coast Experience with our guests – the same as we seek ourselves when we travel.
Ed and the Kayak Halifax team have strong ties within the community. Ed spent his youth in the Annapolis Valley with a cottage on the Bay of Fundy. He obtained his Bachelor of Education from Dalhousie University, taking courses in Outdoor Experiential Education.
In the 1700s, Ed’s ancestors farmed & raised cattle on McNabs Island before accepting a land grant in Eastern Passage which includes current day Fisherman’s Cove. In 1917, his great grandfather lost his life while working on the docks in the Halifax Explosion. Feel free to ask more about our personal history and folklore passed down from generation to generation.