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 maneuvering your kayak. Basic skills such as maneuvering 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 as the course is conducted such as tides, weather, navigation, group management, safety and trip planning.

This course supplies you with a Kayak, paddling gear and course notes.

Half day free hire included after the course on the Yarra River in Abbotsford.

The course is conducted over one day.

Contact Sea Kayak Australia for more details.

Type Indicative Prices

One day course rate, All gear and course notes included. $180 per person or $165 per person if client supplies own kayak.

$165.00 - $180.00


All kayaking gear and tuition included plus notes. Lunch in NOT included. Free half day kayak hire on the Yarra River.

Days of operation:
  • Visit the Sea Kayak Australia website for specific tour times and to book.

Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes sea kayak tours, sea kayak courses, kayak hire and outdoor education for secondary schools around Victoria.

Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous and environmentally interactive. 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 Melbourne is located close to the Yarra River in Abbotsford. Kayak hire is available all year round. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours.

All sea kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch.

Half day kayak tours are located in Melbourne city and St Kilda beach. Full day sea kayak tours are five hours duration (four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island. Multi day tours are located at Wilsons Promontory.

Outdoor Education for schools is also another service Sea Kayak Australia provide. SKA specializes in sea kayaking expeditions located at Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Nature Reserve.

Please see the website for further details.

  • Boating Industry Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
Pier Road, St Kilda West, Victoria, 3182

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