Melbourne Kayaking Course, Sea Kayaking Lessons VIC


For: 1 Person Location: Melbourne Help Code: BLSKA330

Single ($180)

Melbourne Kayaking Course: Our 1 day sea kayaking lesson in Melbourne, is suitable for first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction. The aim of this class is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for paddling your sea kayaking safely and so you enjoy it. You will learn about: kayak equipment and what to wear, manoeuvring your kayak (forward, reverse, side ways, turning and steering) low support, a short afternoons paddle, "wet-exits" and recovery from a capsize.

Melbourne Kayaking Course


  • Learning the basics of sea kayaking
  • Emphasis on good foundation skills
  • Short afternoon paddle

The Melbourne Kayaking Course is designed to be fun and loaded with information. Minimum age is 16 years.

What will the Melbourne Kayaking Course teach me?

  • Strokes to make you go forward with efficiency
  • Strokes to make you go reverse
  • How to stop your kayak
  • Strokes to make you turn
  • Strokes to make you go sideways
  • Low support
  • Upwind and down wind paddling strokes

How is the course structured?

  • Emphasis is on basic paddling skills e.g. forward paddling, bracing and turning strokes.
  • These strokes will assist in developing confidence on the water.
  • Capsizing and assisted rescue techniques are normally conducted at the end of the day.

What does the course include?

  • Single kayak
  • Paddling gear, PDF
  • Professional kayak instructor

What do I need to bring?

  • Lunch & snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathers
  • Jumper or fleecy
  • Wet suit booties, tevas or old runners (compulsory)


  • Pier Rd, St Kilda (300m west of St Kilda Pier)

Length of course:

  • 1 day
  • 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • NOTE:

    Break Loose recommends that you should always get Travel Insurance.

Whats next after completing the Melbourne kayaking course?

When you've completed this course you can try on of our more adventurous sea kayaking tours.

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