Sea Kayaking is a great way to fulfill the requirements for the expeditions and we have worked with many schools to achieve this in a fun, safe and professional manner. Our aim of this aspect of the DOE award is to encourage young people to develop an awareness of the environment and the importance of protecting it.
- Auckland Sea Kayaks is an accredited provider of the Adventurous Journey section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.
- Qualmark Gold Award which recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand
- New Zealand and international qualified guides
- Registered Adventure Tourism Operator
- #1 Auckland sea kayak company on Trip Advisor
All participants are required to plan, train for and undertake in small groups, a journey which should involve travel by personal effort with a clearly defined purpose. This should be completed in the following order:
All participants need to undertake a practice journey in order to move on to the Qualifying Journey. They must also have completed any prerequisites prior to joining the practice. These trips vary in length dependent on whether you are doing Silver or Gold.
SILVER: 2.5 days and 2 nights. 7 hours of activity per day. Cost is $415pp and this includes the training.
GOLD: 3 days and 2 nights. 8 hours of activity per day. Cost is $415pp.
With the skills and knowledge learnt from Training and Practice Journey, participants can then plan and execute their own expedition under the guidance of our experienced instructors. Expeditions can be put together for a minimum of 4-6 participants depending on location and availability.
SILVER: 3 days and 2 nights. 7 hours per day of activity. Cost is $415pp and this includes the training.
GOLD: 4 days and 3 nights. 8 hours per day of activity. Cost is $555pp.
Location will be determined in the days leading up to the expedition based on the weather forecast. We generally run expeditions out of Mahurangi Regional Park, Waitawa Regional Park and the Inner Gulf island of Motutapu/Motuihe.
However, we have the expertise to run custom journeys anywhere in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.