Learning paddle strokes on a sea kayak course
Learning correct paddle technique

Introduction to Sea Kayaking Course at St Kilda, Melbourne

Tour operated by: Sea Kayak Australia

Address: 12 Turner Street, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Mobile: 0410 329 090  

Email: info@seakayakaustralia.com
Web: seakayakaustralia.com

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Sea Kayak Australia is offering an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course. It is great for first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction.

The aim of this class is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for safe and enjoyable paddling.

You will learn how to use kayak equipment, what to wear and how to manoeuvring your kayak. Basic skills such as manoeuvring your kayak forward, reverse it, move side ways, turning and steering.

Then learn more techniques throughout the day, from low support, sculling and edging to wet-exits, capsize recovery, rescuing others and towing.

Sea kayaking essential theory is also taught such as tides, weather, navigation, group management, safety and trip planning.

This course supplies you with a Kayak, paddling gear and course notes. The course is conducted over two days. Contact for more details.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Adult fare is for 16 years and over. Two day course rate, All gear and course notes included. $290 per person or $240 per person if client supplies own kayak.


Payment methods accepted

Cash Only  Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

All tours must be booked and paid before commencement of tour. If a tour is cancelled because of bad weather a suitable date for another tour will be scheduled in consultation with the customer. Because sea kayaking is an outdoor activity there may on occasions where it could be raining - the tour will not be cancelled for this reason. Clients who fail to attend a tour will not receive a refund. Clients who are sick or injured before the tour may reschedule however no refund will be provided if they do not decide to take up this option. For group bookings it is the responsibility of the person booking to fill these positions. If not everyone turns up a refund will not be provided as the group has received a discounted rate. For multi day tours at Wilsons promontory a refund will be provided if the tour is cancelled due to poor weather conditions or insufficient numbers. The refund will be 85 per cent of total cost.

Days of operation

Departure details: 19/09/15 - 20/09/15

Sat/Sun: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Departure details: 17/10/15 - 18/10/15

Sat/Sun: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Departure details: 07/11/15 - 08/11/15

Sat/Sun: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Departure details: 19/12/15 - 20/12/15

Sat/Sun: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Departure details: 16/01/16 - 17/01/16

Sat/Sun: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Tour starting location

Sea Kayaking in Saint Kilda, Melbourne

Mode of transport

  • Canoe
  • Kayak


  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Seakayaking
  • Lessons/tutorials


  • Sports


  • Guide

Disabled access

Please contact for details.


  • English

Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne, Victoria. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes kayak tours, kayak courses and kayak hire in Melbourne and Victoria.

Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous, fun, wet and environmentally interactive as you get to see dolphins, seals and eagles at close quarters in a tranquil setting. It is a great way to see the countryside and experience something new.

Kayak hire in Melbourne is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford (three kilometres from Melbourne Central) and located close to public transport via bus or train. Kayak hire is available all year round. A kayak trolley is provided to transport your kayak down to the river. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours. Ask about the sights and places to stop for lunch when kayaking on the water.

All kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch. Sea kayak tours are a great idea for birthday parties, corporate events and schools excursions.

Half day sea kayak tours are three-and-a-half hours in duration (two hours paddling time) and are located at Docklands, St Kilda and Williamstown. Full day sea kayak tours are six hours duration (four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island.

There are also gift vouchers available online. Please see the website for further details.

Opening hours

Gift vouchers available online all year round.

Seven Days
9:00am -6:00pm
Open seven days a week. Tours can occur any day of the week however weekends are the most popular. Kayak hire is available all the time but just call them before hand to make sure they are not out on a tour.


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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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