You may just have bought a kayak, want to know if kayaking is the “thing for you” or just want to fine tune and develop your existing technique and seamanship. There are two affordable courses designed to meet you needs. Kayak, paddling gear and notes included in the price.
You may just have bought a kayak, want to know if kayaking is the “thing for you” or just want to fine tune and develop your existing technique and seamanship. There are two affordable courses designed to meet you needs. Completing one or more of the following courses will make you a safer and more confident sea kayaker this summer.
Class sizes range from three to twelve students with an instructor/student ratio ranging from 1:6 to 1:3 depending on the course. These low student to instructor ratios ensure students receive individual attention and explanation of skills. Classes are designed to be fun and loaded with information.
Single kayak, paddle, PFD, spray deck, pump, spray jacket, thermals and course notes are all supplied and included in the cost (for the intermediate course we also supply wet suits). We will fit you to the most suitable single kayak in relation to your height and weight. You can also bring your own sea kayak for a reduced rate.
You don't need to bring any one else except yourself unless you want to bring a group of friends. We need a minimum of 3 people to undertake the course however we have lots of individual people coming from different directions (e.g. via agents and this web site).
If you don't like the dates we have scheduled in the booking system and have 3 or more people in your group, choose you own date and we will try to accommodate you.
Many other questions can be answered in FAQ section.
Choose from the following courses:
The Melbourne City Sea Kayak Tour is scheduled for Saturday 3 rd September, 1:00 pm, 8 vacancies. View the city up close, hear stories of the history of the port. Have a break and snack where Melbourne was first settled by Europeans. Refer to link for full description of tour Melbourne City
Introduction to Sea Kayaking Course for the 17th - 18th September 2016. There are 9 vacancies at the moment. Comprehensive course covering all basic kayaking skills, capsizing plus theory on tide, wind, waves and trip planning. Kayak and kayak gear supplied plus course notes. Includes complementary after course kayak hire for 1/2 day. Full Description of Course refer to link Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Kayak Hire is from Abbotsford - Yarra River (all year round). We supply a trolley and are located just 300m from the water. We are open every day in winter (except Wednesdays). Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available. Weather for 27 and 28th August is Sunny 16C and no rain, great for winter. Hire