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. You may have just signed up for an Arctic or Antarctica cruise that includes sea kayaking as one its activities. For first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction. The aim of this course is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for safe and enjoyable paddling. Single kayak, paddling gear, course notes and 1 complementary Half Day Single Sea Kayak hire down the Yarra River, are all included in the cost.
Location: 300m west of Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Pier Rd, St Kilda, Melway Ref 57 J9
Description: For first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction. The aim of this class is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for safe and enjoyable paddling. Single kayak, paddle, PFD, spray deck, pump, spray jacket, thermals and course notes are all supplied and included in the cost. 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.
Day 1 you will learn about: kayak equipment, kayak design and what to wear, manoeuvring your kayak (forward, reverse, side ways, turning and steering) low support, sculling, edging, a short afternoons paddle, "wet-exits" and recovery from a capsize.
Day 2 is part theory such as tides, weather, navigation, group management, safety and trip planning. We go for a long paddle to test out what you have learnt. Additional skills are added such as rescuing others, sculling and towing.
DURATION: 2 days (each day 9:30 am to 3:30 pm)
INCLUSIONS: All kayak equipment (single kayak, pfd, paddle, pump, spay deck, spray jacket, thermals, course notes and 1/2 day single sea kayak hire on the Yarra River (worth $45 and to be taken up some time after the course) are all included in the cost.
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.Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
The St Kilda Sea Kayak Tour is a great way to see the city. The group launches from a sandy beach and has lunch half way through the tour, looking out over the water. You might see a little penguin. Lunch and drinks included. 6 vacancy. Refer to link for full description. St Kilda
Come along on this multi day sea kayak tour to Wilsons Promontory. Bush camping at Tin Mine Cove, explore Bennison Island and Biddies Cove. Fantastic scenery, sandy beaches, great swimming, good company. Camping gear included. Refer to Link: Corner Inlet (Wilsons Promontory) Sea Kayak Tour.
Tour Dates: 26 - 29 December 2017, 10 - 12 January 2018, 25 - 28 January 2018, 10 -12 March 2018