Sea Kayak Consolidation Trip- Outer Banks Peninsula

Seak kayak on a beach near Christchurch
Sea Kayak consolidation Trips

Sea Kayak Consolidation Trip Overview

On this 2-day sea kayak consolidation trip, you will have the opportunity to revisit all the skills taught on the sea kayak course, by doing this trip you will be given the safety net formed by other participants of similar experience and an experienced guide/instructor to venture outside of where you feel comfortable paddling on your own.

The trip’s aim is for you to gain more experience and confidence to tackle similar trips in your own time.

Delivered by highly skilled and experienced instructors/guides, you will have the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to decisions around route choice, weather calls etc. The planning of this trip is completed by us prior, however, you get to control how things run once we are on the water.

Time will be given to revisiting any course content and skills learnt on your skills course, this can be on the land or on the water, however, no new skills will be taught on this trip.



*A minimum OENZ 2 day Sea Kayak Course or equivalent is required to attend this consolidation course. We do recommend the 4-day sea kayak course and the minimum as it will give you the skills to be more comfortable on the exposed component of this trip.


Consolidation Trip Location

Paddling around Lyttelton heads

For this trip we will be making the most of what Banks Peninsula has to offer, starting in Sumner with an overnight at Little Port Cooper and finishing the trip in Port Levy. Due to the nature of the land around Banks Peninsula, we have lots of options if conditions aren’t suitable, so we may have to be flexible on where the trip runs.




Wilderness camping will be our accommodation for this trip, Little Port Cooper has a great spot to camp on the flat ground right next to the beach.



Gear & Equipment

Kayak gear

Just bring everything that you would normally take on a day trip plus overnight equipment. We will send out a detailed gear list prior to the course.

If you’re not sure you have everything you need for the course, no need to stress. We have all the gear and equipment available for you to hire. Just add a note to your booking or give us a call to organize your gear rental in advance.



This is a self-catered course, please pack all your meals and snacks for the duration of the course.




Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if you’re travelling from out of town to attend one of our Bush training courses.


Travelling from out of town?

Our kayak trailer

Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if you’re travelling from out of town to attend one of our Bush training courses.




Meeting Locations

If you have your own transport, please meet us at one of the following locations.

Sumner Lifeboat Station

(see on google maps)


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


Kayaking Skills

  • Low brace practice

    Paddle techniques


  • Power and touring strokes


  • Kayak control/manoeuvring


  • Low Brace




Paddle float rescue
  • Paddle float rescues


  • Scramble self-rescue


  • Supporting a rescue


  • Emergency communications and equipment






Course Outline
Gear List








“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