FAQs

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Do I need to bring my own equipment?

Bringing your own gear is highly recommended but not a necessity. You will have the opportunity to rent gear through one our providers listed on our website (link) but inventory will be limited so contact them early!

Sea the Coast Paddle Festival has secured several Island outfitters/retailers who rent kayaks, SUPs and canoes who will offer a special Festival price to our participants. If you require rentals for one day or for the whole weekend please contact one of the following to arrange:

By-The-Sea Kayaking

Paul Sheridan

902-658-2700

East Coast Paddle Adventures

Matthew Doiron

902-316-1641

The Paddle Shack

James Manning

519-216-2735

Bayside Recreation

Roger Steadman

902-961-2004

What else do I need to bring?

Some of our coastal paddles are open water in exposed seas, so sea kayaks with at least two sealed bulkheads, at least 14/15ft in length, are highly recommended. ​Bring your own water and snacks. Other suggested items to bring along include sunscreen, a dry change of clothing in a dry or plastic bag, mandatory transport Canada items (PFD, bilge pump, paddle, whistle, 15m tow line, a light), a light rain jacket (in case of rain or spray), a hat, sunglasses, etc.

If I don’t have my own equipment, where can I get it?

Sea the Coast Paddle Festival has secured several Island outfitters/retailers who rent kayaks, SUPs and canoes who will offer a special Festival price to our participants. If you require rentals for one day or for the whole weekend please contact one of the following to arrange:
Festival outfitters info to come.

Sea the Coast Paddle Festival has secured several Island outfitters/retailers who rent kayaks, SUPs and canoes who will offer a special Festival price to our participants. If you require rentals for one day or for the whole weekend please contact one of the following to arrange:

By-The-Sea Kayaking

Paul Sheridan

902-658-2700

East Coast Paddle Adventures

Matthew Doiron

902-316-1641

 

The Paddle Shack

James Manning

519-216-2735

Bayside Recreation

Roger Steadman

902-961-2004

Where can I stay?

For a list of B&B’s, motels, campgrounds and cottage rentals in the area please refer to the following website:
https://centralcoastalpei.com/accommodations

How do I get to Borden-Carleton?

If traveling by car and arriving from New Brunswick by way of the Confederation Bridge it couldn’t be easier. When you exit the bridge on the Island side you are in Borden-Carleton, the Gateway to Prince Edward Island. Just locate Borden Avenue which is a right turn at the intersection traffic light and follow it toward the water to the Borden-Carleton Marine Park. Here you’ll see our signage and large tents.

If arriving by air at the Charlottetown Airport take the Trans Canada Highway #1 west straight to Borden-Carleton. At the intersection lights in Borden-Carleton (there is only one) take a left onto Borden Avenue and follow it to the water where you will see our signage and large tents at the Borden-Carleton Marine Park.

If you are arriving by ferry take the Trans Canada Highway #1 west to Charlottetown and then continue west on the Trans Canada #1 straight to Borden-Carleton. At the intersection lights in Borden-Carleton (there is only one) take a left onto Borden Avenue and follow it to the water where you will see our signage and large tents at the Borden-Carleton Marine Park.

When should I arrive to the festival?

We recommend you arrive at least an hour before any scheduled event you have signed up for. You can ask any of our staff volunteers for information or come to the large tent in Borden-Carleton Marine Park to sign-in and receive your wrist bracelet.

Who can attend/participate?

Anyone can attend, however you must be 14 years or older to participate in the clinics and paddles. You must be 19 or older to attend the Saturday night Music Concert as this is a licensed event.

What else is there to do in the area?

PEI has many Island experiences waiting for you to discover. Everything from arts and crafts, antiques, live music and theatre to lighthouses, scenic walking trails, shopping, family fun, beaches and golf courses. For a list of activities in the area please refer to the following website:
https://centralcoastalpei.com/activities_and_events

Where is there to eat in the area?

PEI has developed a culinary reputation that transcends our world famous seafood and humble, but outstanding potatoes. To find dining options in the area please check out the following link. Here you’ll find local family-friendly culinary options.
https://centralcoastalpei.com/dining

What else do I need to bring?

A sense for adventure and fun! If you are not getting wet, you are not trying hard enough. It helps to have a bathing suit (Speedos are not encouraged), towel, change of dry clothes, sunscreen, cheap sunglasses, surf/beach shoes (though not a necessary), and water for hydration. We will provide the water to paddle on, but cannot control the temperature.

We will be providing our Saturday Lunch and Evening Banquet as part of your Festival Pass. You will also have a chance to try bannock on Saturday afternoon. All other meals will be on your own.

A water proof camera is always great to capture memories.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration ends noon, Friday, June 22, 2018

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