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Private Tuition - Learn to Kayak - Full Day

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Product Description

 New to kayaking or have special needs that require our special attention?

If you are looking for specialised or individually tailor programs outside our scheduled course dates we can accommodate you.

Specialised Tuition for:

  • Anyone that prefers a personalised / 'one-on-one' learning environment
  • Anyone who requires instruction who is not available for weekend courses
  • Sea Kayaking groups who need a basic introduction to paddling to increase confidence before a journey
  • Paddlers looking for training ahead of an event - marathon paddling (Massive Murray Paddle) or Adventure racing
  • Singles, couples and families who are booked in for sea kayaking holidays who would like to gain some experience (Antarctic cruises!)
  • Paddlers with special needs

We can deliver any skills that you require, from a basic introduction to sea kayaking to more complex skills.

Any of our Sandringham-based courses can be delivered by Private Tuition:

  • Kayak Fishing
  • Sea Starters (one day intensive course)
  • Learn to Surf Ski & Ocean Kayak
  • Beyond Basics - Advanced Strokes
  • Recreational Sea Kayaking (3 hr course)
  • Learn to Paddle Sit-on-Top Kayaks (2 hr course)

We can also provide:

  • Eskimo Rolling training
  • Efficient stroke techniques (sea kayaking and Surf skis)
  • Expedition preparation
  • Adventure race preparation
  • Tuition for family groups
  • Sea Kayak introductory experience in preparation for your Antarctic Cruise, Whitsunday holiday or any other destination
  • Preparation for extended sea kayak tours
  • Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme assessment and training (see our PA Qualification Scheme page  - Mentoring days, priced separately)


We can deliver any skills that you require with our one-on-one instruction (or one to 2 or 3), from a basic introduction to sea kayaking to more complex skills such as Kayak Rolling. Accelerate the learning process with our qualified and patient Instructors.

Contact us to discuss your needs and availability prior to booking on info@eastcoastkayaking.com or 03 9597 0549.

Our specialised tuition classes are run from The Kayak Shop - Training & Hire Centre at Sandringham. Training is also available from other venues upon request (POA). 

Course fees include the use of kayaks, pfd, paddle and all relevant safety equipment.
When purchasing for groups of 2 or 3, select your group size from the drop-down menu and leave Quantity as 1 (ie. one session).


Session Length  1 person  2 persons  3 persons  Suits: 
2 Hours  $140  $210
($93 pp)
Instruction at any level from introductory sessions 
to advanced skills and kayak rolling 
3 Hours  $180  $270
Full Day

We can tailor our Learn to Sea Kayak - Sea Starter Course to fit
into a single day on a one-on-one basis.
includes Paddle Australia Basic Skills Award

U14s free - in a double kayak with an adult
When the water is cooler a wetsuit (for rescue or rolling practice) advised - hire additional (same discount applies for 2-3 persons).

For larger groups please contact us to discuss your requirements and for a quote.

Multi-session programs: if you would like ongoing training, book a 5 session program and receive a discount on your tuition plus complimentary kayak hire so you can practice your skills. For a 5-session 2 hour program pay only $500 (save $200). Use this link to book for a Multi-session Pass.

How to Book:

  1. Email us to discuss your needs and availability info@eastcoastkayaking.com . 
  2. Once you have a date confirmed, payment can be made through the options below, including discounts for multi-session bookings and 2-3 persons. Do not make payment until we have confirmed a date with you.
  3. We will send you an email confirming your booking.
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  1. An excellent introduction to sea kayaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Oct 2019

    As a novice I really appreciated the care and attention to tailor the day to my needs. Practical and patient instruction to build up my competence and confidence. Thanks Rohan.

  2. basic skills essential for anyone who thinks kayaking is easy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th May 2018

    I had been kayaking alone for years but knew I lacked essential training & skills. My Learn to Kayak training with Rohan Klopfer made me realise how little I know but should know. Rohan is a great teacher and this training is essential to be a proficient and safer kayaker.

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