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School Programs

East Coast Kayaking has been providing kayaking activities for schools since 1997. 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

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking Environment
Sea Kayaking Safety Guidelines
Staff and Supervision
School Sea Kayaking Risk Management

Operations Manual (sample)

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

Our Training Centre at 37 Jetty Road is conveniently located on right on the beach at Sandringham, adjacent to the sheltered waters of Sandringham Harbour on Port Phillip Bay. We can be contacted on 03 9597 0549 or info@eastcoastkayaking.com.

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 

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Yarra River - Melbourne Docklands

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Gippsland Lakes

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Overseas - Prince William Sound, Alaska

Sit on Top Programs

imgp0634.jpgEnjoy a fun introduction to kayaking with our user-friendly sit-on-top kayaks. We can blend a range of Adventure Based Learning initiatives with kayaking ensuring your students are challenged and having a good time! 

These sessions are designed to fit into class lesson time and can be tailored to provide 1-2 or more hours of activity and can be a one-off experience or a series of sessions building on skills. An ideal addition to your existing Physical Education or Outdoor Education program, providing a focus on Marine Safety.

Suitable for students of all ages. 

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Day Journeys

Half and full-day journeys provide more time on the water, to explore, have fun and maybe integrate other project outcomes. Journey down the Yarra, exploring the history and land use of our major urban waterway, or paddle on Port Phillip Bay. Contact us on 03 9597 0549 or info@eastcoastkayaking.com to discuss the possibilities.

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Multi-Day Excursions

Our multi-day journeys provide the opportunity for students to develop team and leadership skills in a natural environment. We can also assist with integrating outcomes with other curriculum areas.

Westernport, Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Coastal Park provide wonderful opportunities to explore by kayak for 2-5 day excursions. We can advise on camping gear and catering.

We can also provide programs further afield and are experienced in running 7-10 day expeditions in the Whitsundays and in Alaska. These are much more committing journeys so we provide a training programme and extensive pre-expedition support. Contact us on 03 9597 0549 or info@eastcoastkayaking.com.

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Student and Staff Briefing

On all overnight trips we offer a briefing for your students and staff at school. Our staff can brief students on gear requirements, tides, weather and campcraft prior to their excursion. School briefings on various aspects of kayaking activities are available on our YouTube Channel

Teacher Skills Training

As part of our commitment to enhancing school programs all partner school staff are encouraged to attend a complimentary kayaking course - see our Kayak Programs and Courses page for options and dates.


If you have any questions about our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 9597 0459, or info@eastcoastkayaking.com or use the form below.

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