4 Day Sea kayak Course December 4, 2021

This is a 4-day sea kayak course.

4 Day Sea Kayak Course

 

4 DAY SEA KAYAK COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This four-day sea kayaking course includes the two-day introductory course and two days extending those skills. The focus is on excellent boat control and advanced paddle strokes as well as providing a consolidation day. You will gain the skills and confidence to explore rocky shorelines, and sea caves as well as paddling in moving water.

 

This is a popular course for those who have limited sea kayaking experience and would like to get some professional guidance, or no experience and would just like to give it a go.

 

 

COURSE LOCATION

 

The course is based out of Lyttelton Harbour.

Day 1: We meet at Charteris Bay, Lyttleton Harbour at 9:00 am

Day 2: Lyttelton harbour based, location determined by weather and group

Day 3: Lyttelton harbour based, location determined by weather and group – possible camp out on Quail Island.

Day 4: Lyttelton harbour based, location determined by weather and group

If the weather is windy we may use Lake Rua as a backup option

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Accommodation is included in the course, we have 3 nights available to spend in cabin accommodation, but if the weather is good we will spend the 3rd/last night camping at Quail Island.

 

 

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

 

All you will need for this course is your personal paddling clothing. We will supply all the sea kayak and the necessary equipment for you if you don’t have your own.  You can find a packing list and course outline at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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)

Governors Bay Hotel (8:45 am)

 

*Our preferred meeting location is Governors Bay Hotel.

 

 

TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

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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?

 

Sea kayaking 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: $1199.00*

 

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


 

WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS SEA KAYAK COURSE

 

Day 1: Skills & Equipment

 

Kayaking Skills

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

 

Sea Kayak Equipment

  • Fitting out your boat
  • Overview of sea kayak equipment
  • Care and maintenance
  • Transporting and storing kayaks/gear

 

 

Day two: Rescues

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

    Kayak control in a double sea kayak

 

 

Day three: Advanced Paddle Strokes and Boat Control

  • Paddle techniques/skills: Stern rudder, draw strokes, low brace turns
  • Paddling in current: Ferry gliding, entering and exiting eddies
  • Control/Maneuvering: Railing, edging, paddling around rocks

 

Rescue

  • Self-rescue in moving water

 

 

Day four: Consolidation Paddle 

 

The group will choose (with their instructor) a location to paddle to fitting to weather, sea state and group ability.

 

Photo credit: John Kirk-Anderson Banks peninsula

 

 


 

COURSE DOWNLOADS

 

Gear List
Course Outline

 

 

 

 

 


 

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PHONE: +64 3 329 9076                                EMAIL: [email protected]

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9:00am to 4:00pm