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Recreational Kayak Course - 3 Hours

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Product Description

Recreational Kayak Course 3 Hours

The Recreational Kayak Course gives you the fundamental skills to paddle safely and efficiently in enclosed waters with others. It covers a range of topics: interpret weather conditions, dress appropriately for the range of conditions and understand the advantages and limitations of your kayak. Join us for expert tuition in small groups with a ratio 1 instructor 6 participants. This course  was developed for transport safety Victoria Under the guide lines of Canoeing Australia to promote safe and enjoyable kayaking

The Recreational Kayak Course is:

  • a 3 hour intensive session 9am to 12 noon (some afternoons in times of high demand) on Saturdays or Sundays, held monthly September to March.
  • followed by 1 hour complimentary kayak hire – taken within 6 months
  • held at our Training Centre  37 Jetty Rd Sandringham. We are situated on the beach and accessible by public transport.
  • an ideal introduction to sea kayaking before you head off on your Antarctic cruise.

Limited dates scheduled but you can take the course by Private Tuition (personalised tuition for just you or you and a friend) or get your own group of 4 to 6 together and we will schedule a class for you - midweek or some weekends possible. Email us if you would like to organise a private class.

The Program

  • How to interpret weather conditions
  • Kayak clothing and personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Kayak design and which one suits you and your kayaking needs
  • Basic kayak skills and strokes
  • Assisted Deep Water rescue techniques 

How much & what does it include?

  •   $90 includes all kayak equipment and spray jacket
  •   Qualified and experienced instructor
  •   1 hr complimentary kayak hire
  •   Children under 14 are free but must be accompanied by an adult in a Double Sea kayaks
  •   Extra equipment hire - wetsuit $15

6 Reasons to do our Recreational Kayak Course

  • Fun, fun, fun. Good kayaking skills means you can have more fun on the water
  • Become a better paddler faster! Good instruction means you can gain skills immediately
  • increased confidence
  • Good habits from the beginning
  • Our small group sessions are supportive and enjoyable.
  • Some stuff is just too hard to learn from books - we believe in “learning by doing”.
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Product Reviews

  1. A fantastic introduction into sea Kayaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Nov 2019

    We (my wife & I) had wandered by ECK a few months and saw the intro course. We had both done kayaking in several locations previously and wanted to learn more with the goal of future excursions.
    This 3 hour course was FANTASTIC - Rowan and Raia were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and the 3 hours was a perfect taster, leaving us wanting to learn more. We could not stop talking about the experience all day.
    Whether you want to do it yourself, for a gift for a friend, just do it. How tides work, how winds work, what to look for in the sea to minimise risk; even if you never do kayaking again (unlikely) you will be amazed at the information you will learn. Best value course I have done in years.


  2. Fun day on the water 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2018

    My friend and I are travelling to Antarctica soon and have chosen to do sea kayaking as an activity - thought we best learn how to kayak !!! Our instructor was fantastic and had we had a great 3hr session with our confidence growing by the second (my friend fell in but was very supported by the instructor who diligently coached her back into the kayak)- however we did realise that perhaps we need a bit more practice before we go so have booked in for the 2 day starter course which I am looking forward to. Very professional service that caters for all levels of experience and aptitude. Highly recommended.

  3. Highly recommended 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Dec 2017

    Rohan and his team deliver a comprehensive and very enjoyable 3 hour course. The information we gained underlined the importance of remaining safe on the water while enjoying your kayaking. Our group was diverse in fitness and age and Rohan catered for all individual needs, with everyone feeling confident to try the assisted rescue. The location is great, we even saw dolphins! This course will definitely give you the kayaking bug!

  4. Great intro course for Kayaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2016

    A mate and I just completed the 3hrinto course for kayaking with Rohan Kofler and Annalise and I must say what a great experience it was. Rohan clearly has the skill, knowledge and maturity to deliver the right blend of enthusiasm and caution for new kayak recruits.

    I would highly recommend EastCoast Kayaking as the go to people for your next kayaking experience.

    We will be back....now how much is that new kayak ?

    Mark S

  5. Highly recommended intro course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2016

    A freind & I completef the 3hr intro course. Rowan & Raina were prossional articulate and highly knowledgable. Rowan 's hands on practical demo's were impressive and full of enthusiasm. I just have to learn the famed Eskimo roll ! Importantly the self assisted rescue demo's were very well demonstrated. Will have to fee up some time to book in for the 2 day course. I highly recommend East Coast kayaking if you are thinking of getting into this great outdoor sport.
    Mark S
    Eltham Vic.

  6. Top notch enjoyment! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2014

    I had an awesome time! I highly recommend this course. The instruction by Raia was excellent, professional and relaxed at the same time. I felt confident in the kayak very quickly thanks to her. There were 5 of us doing the course and everybody seemed to have a great time whilst learning a lot too. We are now going to do the 2 day Sea Starter course and I can't wait!

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