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Paddle Phillip Island

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Product Description

Develop your sea kayaking skills in coastal and enclosed sea environments around Phillip Island and southern WesternPort

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th November 2018

Online bookings closed - contact us by phone or email if you wish to express interest

Spend 4 days with us base camped in a coastal setting on Phillip Island and experience some of the best paddling locations close to Melbourne. For only $395 for 4 days' tuition (minimum an maximum numbers apply).

Locations and activities are weather dependant and may include, but are not limited to:

Possible locations are weather (wind, swell and tide) dependant and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Western Port coast of Phillip Island - Rhyll, Cowes, Ventnor
  • Crossing Cowes to Tortoise Head (French Island) or Sandy Point (Mornington Peninsula)
  • Mangrove meander - Rhyll, Swan Bay, Churchill Island
  • Tide stream paddling - Newhaven-San Remo Bridge
  • Cleeland Bight - Cape Woolamai cliffs
  • Anderson Inlet - Inverloch area
  • Cat Bay & the Nobbies
  • Southern Phillip Island coast - swell dependant
  • Cape Paterson - Inverloch coast

Activities focus on developing your skills, knowledge and experiences of:

  • Paddling skills - including kayak control
  • Self-rescues, capsize prevention, rolling
  • Towing and managing rescue situations
  • Weather interpretation
  • Navigation and route planning to compensate for weather conditions and tidal influence
  • Safety equipment for day and overnight paddling
  • Understanding the clothing, equipment and provisions used in sea kayak trips
  • Developing leadership skills for group management

Meet: 8.30am Tuesday 27th November, location to be confirmed, on or near Phillip Island
Please be aware that we ask participants to make their vehicle available to assist with car shuttles if necessary. 

Cost: $395 for 4 days tuition
If you require kayak hire, $150, includes paddle, PFD, spray deck and safety equipment (check the box above).

Minimum numbers: 3 participants

Prerequisites: Completion of our Sea Starter Course or equivalent experience. 

Equipment: Participants will need to bring their own kayak and personal kayaking equipment (including a helmet), dry bags for day paddling, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, rain jacket, rain pants, cooking and eating equipment and 2 person tent. Hire of this equipment can be arranged at extra cost.

Accommodation: We will be camping on Phillip Island - location TBA but possibly the Big 4 camping ground in Newhaven - you are welcome to join us there or organise your own luxury accommodation. 

Food: BYO food. We can offer some menu suggestions. There are opportunities to shop for anything you need (or buy take-away) while on the program and we will have at least one meal out so bring some extra cash.  

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