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About sea kayaking

Sea kayaking is a sport that requires skill, balance and endurance rather than sheer strength. There is no major physical advantage in sea kayaking, making it a terrific sport for anyone to enjoy. This explains why our club has many women members, some of whom are significantly better paddlers than the largest of our male members.

Sea kayaking differs from other types of kayaks such as sit-on-top and fishing kayaks in that sea kayaks are primarily designed to cover long distances efficiently and to carry a load. While most sea kayaks are designed to handle rough, open water conditions they are very versatile and can go just about anywhere on water. 

If you love nature then sea kayaking is the activity for you – paddling along in the company of a pod of dolphins, just metres away from inquisitive seals, observing some amazing sea birds and even the occasional whale. All the time under the safe guidance of our experienced trip leaders.

Sea kayaking is an excellent form of exercise that develops strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. It provides a great cardiovascular workout that can strengthen the heart and increase blood flow, and help keep you toned and fit while enjoying nature and the great outdoors. Whether a person is just a few years old or upwards of 60, they can enjoy sea kayaking, it reaches across generational lines.

Discover the unique experience of journeying among remote islands, cruising beneath magnificent sea cliffs, and exploring up rivers and lakes. View beautiful coastlines and stunning rivers from a totally different perspective. Land on a deserted island with golden sandy beaches and set up camp with some fellow members for an evening of tall tales around the campfire. Awake to the sounds of lapping waves and sea birds squawking.

For those who seek a bit more action our instructors can coach you in the art of rock gardening and teach you how to surf – or you could even join an expedition across Bass Strait! 

Find out more about joining the VSKC.

Red eye paddle, Port Phillip Bay


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