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About Us

The Kayak Shop

Sea Kayaking Specialist - right on the water

Training & Kayak Hire Centre

Our Training & Hire Centre is conveniently located right on the beach at 37 Jetty Rd, Sandringham, VIC 3170 just 16 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, Australia- a 15min walk from Hampton Train Station (Sandringham Line).

Sandringham Harbour is a great venue to learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking and is a good base for hiring craft to explore Port Phillip Bay. If you are new to sea kayaking or wondering how you might take it up, come down to the centre and have a chat with our friendly staff.


East Coast Kayaking  aligns all activities in accordance with Paddle Australia, Dept Education Victoria, Maritime Safety Victoria guidelines and Australian Activity Standards. We are a licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria.

Our dedicated full time staff, Rohan Klopfer and Raia Wall specialise in kayaking programs, advice, online and in store retail, with a focus on:

  • Marine safety
  • Kayak Fishing and Spearing
  • Paddle Australia certification and training
  • Training and certification for Grade 2 whitewater for adventure racing (eg. Coast to Coast)
  • Preparation for kayaking on Antarctic and Arctic cruise expeditions
  • Kayaking knowledge and skills
  • Quality equipment – hire and buy
  • Courses for paddlers of all levels
  • School Outdoor Education programs
  • Individual or group tours & instruction
  • Kayaking advice and customer services 
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School Programs 

East Coast Kayaking has been providing kayaking activities for schools for over 15 years. We provide a safe adventure-based platform for schools to achieve outcomes

We can help assist you with your school programs, such as:

  • Outdoor activities on the open water
  • Physical education classes
  • End-of-year breakup programs
  • Providing combined activities, such as sit-on-top kayaking, raft building, windsurfing and boating

We can also operate from your school camp or a range of venues across Victoria. Perfect for day trips and extended journeys, sea kayaking is a great way to develop student confidence and leadership. We focus on group co-operation and the natural environments we explore. Some of the magnificent locations we use include:

  • Port Phillip Bay
  • Westernport
  • Yarra River
  • Gippsland Lakes
  • Nooramunga National Park                                   
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Overseas