• 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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Skills training before next week's multiday trip with Mahurangi College. @burto1 you legend!
It's just Autumn in Auckland today #rangitoto here we come @visitauckland
Finishing the day with an epic sunset from Motuihe island. We are staying here for a multi day trip with a local high school. Amazing place to stay with kiwi, tautara to name a few 📸superguideeric
Sun's out, guns out. Stunning weather for three days of exploring the Cavalli islands in the tropical far north.
Great paddle past the Candy Cane tower (Mackenzie bay light house) while heading to Rangitoto Island. Stunning paddle with a great group of local high school students  @visitauckland
So nice to float up Williams stream in Parau on the Manukau harbor @visitauckland  thanks to @emr_nz for another amazing event
Motukorea /Browns island twilight tour. Stunning evening with a group of local friends @visitauckland @purenewzealand
Amazing adventures with a Duke of Edinburgh group last weekend. We explored loads of sea caves, learnt about sustainable journeys and the 7 steps of leave no trace @dukeofednz
Stunning morning with flat water as we got set up for another @emr_nz day. Loads of locals learning about how amazing Lake Rototoa is. For those that don't about this amazing sand dune fresh water lake which is located at the northern end of the south head of the Kaipara Harbour should go and check it out. Or even better wait until EMR runs another of their legendary experience days @visitauckland
Gift New Zealand's #1 rated guided experience this Christmas. Sunset sea kayak tour to Rangitoto Island. Escape the city to a volcanic island and see why it's a sea kayakers paradise.
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