Guided Kayak School

Kayak School with Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

If you’re new to the aquasport of sea kayaking or simply want to improve your skills, our New Zealand Kayak School here in Kaikoura will really help you get up to speed.

Our  Kayak School modules can provide you with the basics of sea kayaking if it's your first time in a kayak, to the Sea Kayak Leader award, and ultimately a full Sea Kayak Instructor qualification.

Instructors hold the NZOIA / SKOANZ Sea Kayak Instructor 1 qualification & have an extensive knowledge of sea kayaking, having trained themselves along the same pathway.

Here's what Leonie had to say about her Rolling Clinic experience 

"Just a quick email to say thank you for yesterday, really enjoyed it! Still cant believe you taught me to roll in a day!, thank you for your time and everything, and I'll keep an eye on your website see if you manage to get any video up. Have a good summer, and I'll let you know if I'm heading your way later in the year thank you!"
- Leonie


Our comprehensive courses include:

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking Skills Course
  • Kayak Rescue
  • Kayak Rolling
  • Kayak Surfing
  • Weather and Navigation
  • Multi Day Kayaking
  • NZOIA Kayak Leader Pre-course

All kayaks, paddling gear, pool hire, DVD lessons and shuttle rides all included.

Free phone 0800 452 456 to discuss course options with one of our instructors.

Kayak School

Half Day Group Instruction $99.00 NZD 

Full Day Group Instruction $198.00 NZD 

Half Day Private Instruction $198.00 NZD 

Full Day Private Instruction $396.00 NZD 

Pricing is per person

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