You may just have bought a sea kayak, want to know if sea kayaking is the “thing for you” or just want to fine tune and develop your existing technique and seamanship. You may be heading down to Antarctica or Artic and sea kayaking is offered as an activity as part of the cruise. There are two affordable courses designed to meet you needs. Introduction to Sea Kayaking (2 Day) Course and Intermediate Skills Course. 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”, just want to fine tune and develop your existing technique and seamanship or you may have just signed up for an Arctic or Antarctica cruise that includes sea kayaking as one its acvitiies. There are two affordable courses designed to meet you needs.
Introduction to Sea Kayaking (2 Day) Course conducted in the protected waters of St Kilda.
Intermediate Skills Course (1 Day) conducted at Barwon Heads.
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:
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 spring. Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available and make a booking. Open every day in April and May 2018.
Kayak into the heart of Melbourne City, along the sheltered Yarra River. Get up and close to yachts, ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank and the City skyline. Historical commentary is provide along the way. View the sunset at dusk and see the spectacular "fire balls" at the Crown Casino. One the great experiences when in Melbourne for locals and visitors. Snacks and drinks included. VIDEO LINK