Flat Water Fun Kayak Lesson

From AUD $120.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: AKSA FWL
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Flat Water Fun Kayaking Lesson

This is a 2 hour course introducing you to the basic techniques and safety aspects of having fun on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm coastal areas. If you are paddling on West Lakes, the Port River, the River Murray and want to do it right, have confidence and be safe... this is for you!

The course includes the following but can be modified in negotiation with our highly experienced instructors to suit your needs:

  • Basic kayak design, fit out and essential safety equipment

  • Posture and balance,

  • Launching and landing in varied locations

  • Kayak control skills (forward & reverse paddling, turning, supporting)

  • Wet Exit-what happens when you tip over!

  • Simple self rescue techniques

  • Weather and environmental basics
At the end of your time with the instructor you can opt to take another hour of kayak hire to go practice and explore this stunning location free of charge!

The lesson includes the use of a quality sea kayak, life vest, paddle, quality paddling jacket and any other required kayaking or safety equipment. you may use your own equipment if it is Australian Standards compliant.

We recommend that all kayakers become familiar with the Marine and Safety recommendations for kayaks and canoes. Check out this link for important information and resources.

Bookings essential. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system, you can book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au  If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call 0429019141. If the date you want is sold out you can go on a cancellation list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if kayaks become available.

Full details will be sent via email immediately  once your booking is made. If you do not receive this please contact us straight away. Please review the details taking note of the starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by email the day prior to your tour if any of the details change due to weather or other conditions. Please contact us if you will not be checking your email or have any concerns about these details.

To the many international visitors we have please contact us 24 hours prior to your booking or when you arrive in Adelaide as we often have great difficulty with international numbers provided and may not be able to contact you with any changes.

We meet you at the  Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Garden Island Road, Gillman.

Relying on public transport? Unfortunately public transport doesn't travel to Garden Island. There are regular train and bus services to Port Adelaide and we can provide a free transfer from the  Port Adelaide train station. Please book a transfer when booking your kayaking. The local train and bus timetables can be accessed at: https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au. or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Note during January, 2017 the Port Adelaide train line is closed. During this time please take the bus.