Who We Are
Rocky Point Kayak is located at the foot of the boat launch at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Our sheltered location offers easy access to the Burrard Inlet and the Indian Arm. The calm waters at Rocky Point have an abundance of bird and wildlife just a short paddle from shore. Stunning scenery and secluded beaches provide a quick wilderness escape despite being only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. We offer hourly, daily, or weekly rentals, of kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. In addition, we offer Paddle Canada certified lesson programs and tours, and many weekly drop-in social paddles. We have the staff and equipment to host large group or corporate outing and specialize in school paddle trips and lessons. We operate seasonally from April 1 to the end of Thanksgiving. We have a large rental fleet with a diverse range of boats for novice, intermediate and advanced paddlers. Our rental fleet consists of single, double, family-friendly double kayaks, canoes, voyageur canoes, dragon boats, and stand up paddle boards.
Jamie was born and raised in Port Moody, in fact, he attended pre-school at Rocky Point, had his first swim lesson at Rocky Point and his first job at Pajo’s at Rocky Point. In only seemed fitting that Jamie’s road to self-employment at the age of 21, started with a small in-line skate rental and lesson business at Rocky Point. This venture lead to other businesses, the creation of Rocky Point Ice Cream in 1997,Rocky Point Kayak in 2001 and an Italian cafe in 2002. Needless to say, you will find Jamie and his family at the park most days.
Jamie’s Certifications Include:
- Paddle Canada Introduction to Kayaking & Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor
- Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer Introduction to Kayaking
- Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor (Flatwater)
- Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor (Coastal Journeying)
- Paddle Canada Skills Level 1 & 2
- VHF Restricted Operator’s (Maritime)
- Wilderness First Aid
- Level II Canadian Ski Instructor
- Level 1 International In-line Skate instructor
Yvette grew up in Australia and spent most of her time in the ocean and on lakes. Moved to Vancouver and discovered the sport of kayaking and loved it. Yvette has been working for Rocky Point Kayak since the summer of 2002 and is a Paddle Canada Certified Instructor.
Patrik Ingelman has been teaching at Rocky Point Kayak since 2007. He is Paddle Canada certified and has 20 years of paddling experience. Patrik has led many groups on trips around the west coast, including Johnstone Straight, the Broken Group Islands, Hotsprings Cove, Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands.
Elizabeth Phillips is a Paddle Canada certified Introduction to Kayaking and Level 1 instructor. She has been paddling since 2000 and teaching sea kayaking to individuals and groups of all ages for Rocky Point Kayak since 2004. Elizabeth’s patient teaching style focuses on assessing the individual needs and styles of her students to help build skill and confidence at a pace that is right for each paddler. Elizabeth also brings her professional background in environmental science and education to her passion for paddling. Students who have never paddled before will learn how to relax and smile at their accomplishments while enjoying Rocky Point’s natural environment in safety and comfort!
Coreena moved to the West Coast in 2003 with visions of the quintessential West Coast Sea Kayaker in her mind. The first thing she did was jump into a kayak, and has since never stopped pursuing her passion for the ocean and sea kayaking and loves to share her enthusiasm with others through instruction. Coreena is a certified Paddle Canada Flat Water and Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor and Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Level 1. Her favorite thing to do is long distance kayak trips. Coreena has traveled to such places as Belize, the Johnstone Strait and Clayoquot Sound in her kayak and has been fortunate enough to share the ocean along side Killer Whales, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Porpoises, Seals and Sea Turtles. Coreena has become a pillar in the Rocky Point Kayak family and her passion for kayaking is contagious!
The son of a boat builder, I grew up in and around the water and helped build my first Kayak at a very young age. I have been on many kayak trips and tried out many kinds of Kayaks since then. As an archaeologist I have had the opportunity to paddle on all three Canadian Oceans as well as the coasts of Mexico and New Zealand. I began working with Rocky point Kayak in 2007 and got my Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Instructor certification in 2009 and as a Anmore volunteer firefighter I always keep my first aid training up to date. Through many years with the Canadian scouting movement, a general love of the outdoors I have learned all sorts of skills that apply to Kayaking, the outdoors and wilderness survival and I am always happy to share this knowledge. I really enjoy teaching people new skills, there is nothing more rewarding then the smile on someone’s face when they do something that they did not think they could do.
Curtis Sabot has been enthusiastically guiding and teaching at Rocky Point since 2009. He is a certified Paddle Canada Introduction to Sea Kayak Instructor and a Flat Water Stand-up Paddle Board Instructor. Curtis is a local high school Biology teacher and a great asset to Rocky Point.
Jessica has lived in port moody her whole life being involved in the community through coaching field hockey teams as well as playing on numerous sports teams. She has been kayaking since she was 5 years old all through out the west coast. Jessica has 15 years of experience sea kayaking and camping in the Broughten Group, Clayoquot Sound, Desolation Sound, the Broken Group Islands, the Deer Group, and the Gulf Islands. She went to Ohio University on full ride scholarship for Division 1 NCAA field hockey and recently returned home from Ohio University to focus on her studies as well as take up her passion of kayaking once again.
Ian “Roscoe” Ross
Roscoe started kayaking in 1958 and hasn’t stopped since. Throughout his kayaking career Roscoe has served on the Executive Board of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC for several years and worked for many years as a guide on BC’s Vancouver Island west coast and has more recently taken to instructing. Roscoe has renewed his stoke for kayaking through introducing beginners into the sport and working on his goal of becoming the World’s Oldest Kayak Instructor.
Roscoe’s Certifications Include:
- SKAGBC Day Guide
- Wilderness First Aid
- Paddle Canada Intro to Sea Kayak Instructor & Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor
- Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator
- CCG Coastal Search and Rescue Instructor
- Power Squadron Proficiency Certificate
- Maritime VHF Restricted Operators Certificate
Rachel is a certified high school teacher who came to Rocky Point Kayak for a change of pace after spending a couple years in the white water environment. She is excited to split her time between working in the shop and instructing kid’s camps this summer.