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Small Group Tuition - Learn to Kayak - Full Day

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Small Group Full Day Programme: to accommodate demand you can choose to potentially share your full day session with one or two other people who want the same sort of training in the same craft (sea kayak / surf ski). This is a more economic choice if you are booking just for yourself. Once we commit to a date we will run the session (except for really bad weather or COVID restrictions), so you may in fact still have the session to yourself if there are no other bookings for that day.

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 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 [email protected] 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.


Session Length  1 person  2 persons  3 persons  Suits: 
2 Hours  $250  $250
Instruction at any level from introductory sessions 
to advanced skills and kayak rolling 
3 Hours  $320  $320
Full Day Group  $450pp for group 1-3 persons

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

Full Day  $995  $900

When the water is cooler a wetsuit (for rescue or rolling practice) advised - hire additional.

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

How to Book:

  1. Email us to discuss your needs and availability [email protected] . 
  2. Once you have a date confirmed, payment can be made through the options above. 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. Great introduction to sea kayaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2022

    I spent the day doing the learn to kayak course 1-1. Rohan is an excellent teacher. He introduced the relevant theory about navigation, expedition planning and safety in an easy to understand and interesting way. The practical training in the kayak was also excellent. I learnt a lot about how to paddle and self rescue.

    I feel a lot more confident about kayaking safely now. The course has really set me up well to begin learning more about this amazing past time.

  2. Individual attention for a whole day 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Dec 2021

    I had Rohan's undivided attention for a full day. So I was able to work on weak points in my skill set, get plenty of practice and ask a world of questions. Rohan is patient and knowledgeable. As puzzled as he was about why I love kayaking when I'm so worried about tipping out, he nonetheless helped me work on skills that would stop me getting into trouble in the first place and made sure I could get back in the boat if I did tip out. Well worth the tuition fee and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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