Sea Kayak Consolidation Trip- Akaroa
This is a 2-day sea kayak consolidation trip based from Akaroa Harbour
Come along on a 2-day sea kayak consolidation trip in Akaroa Harbour. One of our experienced sea kayak instructors will lead this trip and help you to revisit key skills from the 2 & 4-day sea kayak courses. Completing a consolidation trip is a great way to back out on the water, gain confidence and meet like-minded people. At the end of this trip, you should feel confident to plan your own sea kayaking adventures.
On this trip, some time will be spent revisiting course content and skills. However, we will not be teaching advanced skills on this trip. Consolidation trips are about reinforcing skills and gaining confidence and experience.
*A minimum OENZ 2-day sea kayak course or equivalent is required to attend this consolidation course. Please give us a call if you are unsure if you have the skills or confidence to complete this trip before booking.
Consolidation Trip Location
On this trip, we will be making the most Akaroa Harbour has to offer. Basing ourselves from the Duvauchelle Holiday Park at the head of Akaroa Harbour, we will have many options within a short drive. Akaroa Harbour’s rugged coastline is teeming with wildlife and dotted with sea caves and beaches that are only accessible by boat. A must-do Sea Kayaking location.
Duvauchelle Holiday Park will be our accommodation for this trip. We use the cabins for our stay. Tenting options are also available.
Your accommodation is included in the trip cost.
Gear & Equipment
Just bring everything that you would normally take on a day trip plus overnight equipment. We will send out a detailed gear list before the course.
You can borrow everything you need for the course if you don’t have your own. Just give us a call to organize your gear requirements before the trip.
This is a self-catered trip. Please pack all your meals and snacks for the duration of the trip. We have a large chilly bin available for you to use for any cold stuff and, the accommodation has fridges and ovens for you to use.
If you like, you can purchase an evening meal at the Duvauchelle Hotel or one of the places in Akaroa township.
A full packing list and course outline is available at the bottom of this page for you to download.
Free return transport is available for you and your sea kayak from Christchurch.
Travelling from out of town?
We are happy to collect you directly from your Christchurch accommodation if you’re travelling from out of town to attend one of our sea kayak consolidation trips.
If you have your own transport, please meet us at one of the following locations.
- Princess Margaret Hospital
Sea Kayak consolidation trips run from October to April. Please check our booking calendar for trip dates. Custom and private guided t arranged on request.
*The advertised price is the early bird discounted price.
This Sea Kayak Consolidation Trip Revisits
Sea Kayaking Skills
- Paddle techniques
- Power and touring strokes
- Kayak control/manoeuvring
- Low Brace
- Paddle float rescues
- Scramble self-rescue
- Supporting a rescue
- Emergency communications and equipment
SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
“The experience, enthusiasm and communication from the instructors was great. We’re off to buy a sea kayak and try out the stuff we learned” Carlos Rosado, Christchurch
“The best part of the course was the time spent on the water and gaining knowledge and confidence using the safety gear.” Colin Rossie, Christchurch
OENZ- OUTDOOR EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND