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+64 27 316 3879 (Sam)

Drop by our Place

Canterbury Kayaking is the only retailer in Christchurch where you can consult with a qualified kayak instructor. Drop into our residential address in Cashmere, Christchurch and discuss your gear requirements with professional kayak coach Sam Milne. Because we’re out on the water most days, bookings are essential. Please call, text, or email before dropping by.

Course Bookings F.A.Q.

I'm new to paddling and doing the Coast to Coast Race. Where do I start?
  1. We recommend starting off with our half-day Core Skills Session to get you going in the best possible way.
  2. You’ll definitely need to do our four-day Grade 2 Certificate Course as a minimum to enter the race, so book this now!  
  3. Our additional Coast to Coast Multisport Course will help you get race-ready in your multisport kayak, and rounds off everything you’d want to know for your first big Coast to Coast Race.

Book all three and you’ll have a smart and comprehensive skills package!

What dates do you have available?

Check our Online Calendar for all date options and current availability including number of spots remaining.

Do you rent kayaks for Coast to Coast Race 2020?

Yes we have a small fleet. These boats will not be offered for rental until around September. Please email us to go on the waitlist.

The course / trip I want to book is sold out. Is there still a way to get on this date?

Feel free to contact us anyway to register your interest. We may be able to add another coach to increase available spots, or we can simply add you to the wait-list (people do cancel from time-to-time). Getting a group of 2-4 friends together may increase your chances of us being able to create a custom date for you provided enough notice is given.

How do I make a booking?

Step 1. Go to our Course Calendar and click on the date you want.

Step 2. Choose your hire options (if any), enter the details of the participant doing the course and click “add to cart”.

Step 3. Continue to the Checkout Page to enter your billing information and pay with your credit or debit card.

Step 4. Once payment is processed, we will email you a confirmation and information pack within 12 hours.

How do I book multiple dates at once?

From our Online Booking Calendar, simply add your first booking to the cart, then return to the calendar to add addition dates.

How do I book for multiple participants at once?

Simply add a booking to the cart with the details of your first participant, then return to the calendar to add another booking to the cart with the details of the next participant. You can add as many participants as you like until there are no remaining spaces on your chosen date.

Where can I get more information about a course or trip before I book it?

You can get all the specific details about a course or trip (including timings, location, required gear, etc.) here on our website. Navigate from the main menu “KAYAK SCHOOL” to the course or trip you’re interested in, then click the “DOWNLOAD INFO PACK” link to view or save the PFD document.

I have just booked online but not heard anything yet. When will I get confirmation of my booking?

We try to have all online bookings processed within 12 hours (usually overnight). If you haven’t received any emails from us after 12 hours, please contact us and we’ll get right onto it.

Can you pencil me in?

Sorry, we do not take pencil bookings. Spaces are strictly limited and we only accept bookings with payment.

Can a pay a deposit now and the rest later?

We like to keep our booking process as simple as possible. We prefer to take all bookings through our website with a single credit card payment. However, we do understand this can be difficult for some people. If this is you then please email us and we might be able to help.