1 DAY SIT ON TOP SEA KAYAK COURSE January 16, 2021

1 Day Sit On Top Kayak Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 DAY SIT ON TOP KAYAK COURSE OVERVIEW

An introductory kayaking course for people looking to explore local harbours, lakes and bays safely. Spend the day learning efficient paddle strokes and self rescues.

We welcome families and children on this course but do recommend that if you are booking as a family to chat with our office first. While we have no minimum age to attend the training all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult that can actively support them during the rescues.

 

**This is our most popular training course for families.  Prior experience is not necessary**

 

 

COURSE LOCATION

Sea kayaking in Lyttleton Harbour

This course is delivered in Lyttelton Harbour, close to Christchurch. The course starts at Charteris Bay (30 mins from Christchurch) at 9:00 am. We access the water and utilise the picturesque and sheltered area of the harbour to practise our paddling techniques and rescues.

 

The course finishes at 4 pm in Charteris Bay (approx 50mins  from Christchurch airport).

 

ACCOMMODATION

This is a one day course and accommodation isn’t included.

 

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

You will need to bring your own sit on top kayak & equipment for this course, and we will supply all the safety equipment for the day. If you do not own a sit on top kayak or are travelling from out of town, please contact our office to discuss your options for the training. We do have some sit on top kayaks available for hire for our training courses.

 

FOOD

Food is not provided on this course. We recommend packing plenty of snacks and lunch that does not require cooking.

 

 

FREE TRANSPORT

OENZ 4×4

 

If you’re staying in a hotel

Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if your travelling from out of town to attend one of our courses.

 

Meeting locations (catch a ride with us)

If you have your own car and want a lift we can meet you at one of the following locations.

  • Princess Margaret Hospital Car park (8:25 am)

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  • Governors Bay Hotel lower car park  (8:45 am)

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OENZ Van for mountaineering courses
OENZ 12 seat Van

*Our preferred meeting location is Governors bay Hotel.

TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN?


We recommend that you arrive in Christchurch the day before your course. We have a few hotel & hostel suggestions on our FAQ’s page. Please avoid booking accommodation north or east of the city centre.  At the end of the course, we are more than happy to drop you back at your accommodation or directly to the airport.  The earliest time we can have you back at the airport is 6 pm.

 

 


WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

Sit on top kayak courses run from October to April, visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Custom courses can be created on alternative dates by request.

 

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PRICE:

Adults: $229*

Under 16: $179*

 

 

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* This is the early bird booking price, standard rates available on the course calendar.


 

WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS SIT ON TOP KAYAK COURSE

 

 Skills & Rescues

Kayaking Skills

  • Paddle techniques
  • Power and touring strokes
  • Kayak control/manoeuvring

 

 

 

 

 

Rescues

  • Paddle float rescues
  • Scramble self-rescue
  • Stirrup rescue
  • Emergency communications and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


COURSE DOWNLOADS

 

Course Outline
Gear List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


See what our clients have to say

 

“Fantastic team at OENZ. Excellent fun and learning with a great group of like-minded people. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and the skills will inevitably allow greater access to our beautiful country. Highly recommend.” – Rob James, Canterbury.

 


 

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PHONE: +64 3 329 9076                                EMAIL: ADMIN@OENZ.CO.NZ

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Course Timing

9:00AM to 3:00PM