Sea kayaking has become an increasingly popular activity in Antarctica, and opportunities exist for the activity at most landing sites in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Georgia. Sea kayaking provides opportunities for visitors to appreciate Antarctica as a wilderness from a different perspective.
Kayak Workshop in Antarctica
On board our sailings with MS Midnatsol to Antarctica, two professional kayak guides will be present to offer your basic training in mastering the kayak.
We will offer basic kayak certification for up to 8 people per trip – 4 people per guide - and this will be the main focus for kayak program. At the end of your program, you will receive a kayak certification.
Kayak certification level will be on a level equivalent to 1 Star courses in BCU (British Canoe Union), aimed for new paddlers in first year paddling skills. Our kayak guides will issue certifications from "Norsk Padleforbund".
Basic Course Certification – Sea Kayak
The course involves a theoretical and practical part which has a smaller theoretical part, and most of it is based on practical exercises in the kayak on water.
You will be introduced to the kayak and all the necessary equipment. After completing the course you will learn how to use the kayak and paddle through simple practical exercise. Additionally, you will get familiar with basic safety practices and drills, as well as how to effectively maneuver the kayak.
This is a 2-day course with up to 16 hours duration. We will split the sessions over several days due to Hurtigruten travelling over long distances from Chile to Antarctica.