Sea kayak skills course – designed for those who want to do full or multiple day paddling

If you're new to the sport of sea kayaking, or want to improve on the skills you have already, our course will get you up to speed.

This is a comprehensive course designed to cover the skills required to become a technically correct and safe paddler. The course runs over 2 days, in a progressive manner to allow you to develop techniques and confidence at an enjoyable pace. At the end of the course you will have an understanding of what's involved in preparing for a day out kayaking (one day to multiple), whether you are paddling solo or in a group.

Course content

Day 1

Session 1 – At a local warm pool. We will cover;


Session 2 – is held in sheltered water in Acacia Bay, where you will learn:

Day 2

Lake Paddle: We head off for part of the day to practice what you have already learnt and cover the issues of paddling on the lake or seas in NZ. This includes weather, trip planning, communications, safety equipment, and lunch.

A great day out!!

Course includes:

What you need to bring:

Pool session

Water session

Summer Months:

Winter Months: