Secondary School Programs

Explore and learn to your full potential

East Coast Kayaking has been delivering innovative Outdoor Education programs to Victorian Schools since 1997. Our kayaking based programs are designed in partnership with school staff to ensure a positive experience for your students. Our convenient location on Sandringham's waterfront offers protected paddling and a range of activities that compliment your student’s sea kayaking experience. We also operate from a variety of locations around Victoria's magnificent coastline for part, full and multi-day programs.

Risk Management
School Sea Kayaking Programs
Teacher Basic Skills Training - Professional Development
Student Briefings
Resources and Downloads

Download a printable version of these documents: Secondary School Programs - Information and Risk Management

Risk Management

East Coast Kayaking aligns all activities in accordance with Australian Canoeing, Department of Education Victoria, Transport Safety Victoria guidelines and Australian Activity Standards. We are a licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria.

Our Operating Guidelines and Risk Management Procedures are based on those of the Department of Education Victoria. For more information follow the links below:

Kayaking Environment
Safety Guidelines
Staff and Supervision
Sea Kayaking Risk Management

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Learn, Develop and Excel

Delivering innovative Outdoor Education programs to Victorian Schools.

We can help assist you with your school programs, such as:

  • Outdoor activities on the open water
  • Physical education classes
  • End-of-year breakup programs
  • Providing combined activities, such as sit-on-top kayaking, windsurfing, raft-building and boating

School Sea Kayaking Programs


Our Training Centre at 37 Jetty Road is conveniently located on right on the beach at Sandringham, adjacent to the sheltered waters of Sandringham Harbour on Port Phillip Bay. We can be contacted on 03 9597 0549 or

We can also operate from your school camp or a range of locations across Victoria. Perfect for day trips and extended journeys, sea kayaking is a great way to develop student confidence and leadership. We focus on group co-operation and the natural environments we explore. Some of the magnificent locations we use include:

  • Yarra River
  • Port Phillip Bay
  • Westernport
  • Gippsland Lakes
  • Nooramunga Marine Park
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Overseas

Sit-on-top Programs

Enjoy a fun introduction to kayaking with our user-friendly sit-on-top kayaks. We can blend a range of Adventure Based Learning initiatives with kayaking ensuring your students are challenged and having a good time!

These sessions are designed to fit into class lesson time and can be tailored to provide 1-2 or more hours of activity and can be a one-off experience or a series of sessions building on skills. An ideal addition to your existing Physical Education or Outdoor Education program, providing a focus on Marine Safety.

Suitable for students of all ages.

Day Journeys

Half and full-day journeys provide more time on the water, to explore, have fun and maybe integrate other project outcomes. Journey down the Yarra, exploring the history and land use of our major urban waterway, or paddle on Port Phillip Bay.
Contact us on 03 9597 0549 or to discuss the possibilities.

Multi-Day Excursions

Our multi-day journeys provide the opportunity for students to develop team and leadership skills in a natural environment. We can also assist with integrating outcomes with other curriculum areas.

Westernport, Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Coastal Park provide wonderful opportunities to explore by kayak for 2-5 day excursions. We can advise on camping gear and catering.

We can also provide programs further afield and are experienced in running 7-10 day expeditions in the Whitsundays and in Alaska. These are much more committing journeys so we provide a training programme and extensive pre-expedition support. 
Contact us on 03 9597 0549 or

Complimentary Activities

We can also arrange delivery of the following activities in conjunction with your kayaking program:

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Wind surfing
  • Raft Building
  • Orienteering
  • Coastal Walks
  • Environmental Interpretation

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Teacher Basic Skills Training - Professional Development

As part of our commitment to enhancing school programs all partner school staff are invited to attend a complimentary Sea Starter Course (value to $300 - two day course).

Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) Basic Skills Certificate can be added for an additional $35 (included certificate and registration with AC)

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Click here for further information about the Duke Edinburgh awards.

Student Briefing

On all overnight trips we offer a complimentary briefing for your students at school. Our staff can brief students on gear requirements, tides, weather and campcraft prior to their excursion.

School briefings on various aspects of kayaking activities are available on our YouTube Channel. 

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Resources and Downloads