Flat Water Fun Kayak Lesson
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: AKSA FWL
Flat Water Fun Kayaking LessonThis is a 2 hour session 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!
Although this lesson may not appear on our booking calendar it can be offered most days on demand. Call Phil (0429019141) to enquire.
The course includes the following but can be modified in negotiation with our highly experienced instructors to suit your needs. After learning the skills we generally explore one of the beautiful mangrove creeks or visit a ship wreck.
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
The lesson includes the use of a quality kayak, buoyancy 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.
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.
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.