Here at OENZ, we offer beginner, intermediate or advanced sea kayak training courses.
A 2-day introductory course that covers paddling, self-rescue & safety equipment. A must-do course for anyone interested in buying a boat. Prior experience is not required to attend this course. Click here for more details.
This 2-day sea kayak surf course, focuses on all the skills needed to launch, land and play in breaking waves in your boat. This standalone course is focused on getting you working on techniques to avoid injuries and have a bit of fun in the breaking waves.
A 4-day course for beginner paddlers and people with some experience. This course covers paddle strokes, surf landings and rescues. Prior experience is not required to attend this course. Click here for more details.
An intermediate to advanced expedition kayaking course. This course includes planning for extended trips and advanced paddling techniques. Direct entry into this course requires prerequisite skills and experience. Click here for more information.
A course for people that have done some paddling before. Learn rescue skills and refine paddling techniques. Delivered from Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbour as wells as around Banks Penninsula. Direct entry into this course requires some prerequisite skills and experience. Click here for more information.
Go from zero to hero on this 9-day sea kayaking course. Learn new skills while exploring the harbours, bays and coastline around Banks Penninsula. Prior experience is not necessary for this course as this course covers it all. Click here for more details.