• Education

Auckland Sea Kayaks are specialists in marine based education and offer comprehensive school programmes, kayak courses, adventure race training, and multi-day excursions.

We aim to build confidence on the water for guests of all abilities so they can relax, enjoy their experiences and become fully immersed in nature.

See below for the courses we offer or get in touch for bespoke education experiences.

The Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award

Auckland Sea Kayaks has supported many schools and students in fulfilling the Duke of Edinburgh requirements in a safe, fun and professional manner, and fully embrace the fact that not all learning happens in the classroom. Our goal is for students to gain a greater awareness of the world around them and understand the importance of protecting it. We use a progression model that trains, educates and empowers students to explore the outdoors safely and independently.

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School programmes

We design and operate a range of school programmes for all ages that fit within the New Zealand education curriculum.  Auckland Sea Kayaks is accredited to deliver NZQA education qualifications, hires NZOIA qualified staff, is a Surfing New Zealand certified SUP school at our beach rental location and employs qualified SUP instructors.  

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SEA KAYAK COURSES

Our courses offer a range of rewarding learning challenges. From beginning lessons for those first starting out on the water through to the development of more advanced skills, Auckland Sea Kayaks will help you hone your kayaking abilities.

Sea Kayak School & Courses

  • Learn to Sea Kayak: This learn to kayak course is set up 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 safe and enjoyable paddling.
  • Adventure Race Training: This course has been designed for amateur adventure racers who are keen to improve their skills on sit-on-top kayaks. Learn about kayak manoeuvrability, safety, capsize recovery and navigation on the water.

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Join our online photo exhibition as part of @aklphotofestival 

Final week to submit an image/s - by midnight Mon 31 May, up to 4 images can be entered per photographer. 

Image by @backcountryweb - taken on a multi day kayak trip utilising a split paddle as a handy camping accessory. 

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We are presenting an online community photography We are presenting an online community photography exhibition - Paddling the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana. 
Anyone that has a cool or interesting image of paddling in the Hauraki Gulf can enter! 

Up to 4 images can be entered per photographer - we are looking forward to including your photograph/s in the online exhibition on show from 3 – 20 June as part of Auckland Festival of Photography. 

SOO SEND US SOME PICS! 📷 

PRIZE up for grabs: 1 Photographer will win a $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

To select the WINNER we have invited Ocean, creative manager responsible for Auckland Sea Kayaks's website/digital imaging, Ocean has a tourism background and is committed to ensuring visitors to New Zealand get as excited about the country as she does. When she’s not paddling with us, you’ll find her sailing competitively or catching a few waves on her longboard.

Please submit your photo/s here by midnight Mon 31 May: https://www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Image by @ocean_patrice
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We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our communi We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our community photography project as part of @aklphotofestival

You have 2 weeks to submit photo/s (by midnight Mon 31 May) head to: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Paddling the Hauraki Gulf will be a community photography exhibition presented online, read more: www.photographyfestival.org.nz

PRIZE up for grabs: $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

Image by Eric Webster taken in the sheltered waters of Whakanewha Regional Park. 

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