SKILL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

SKILL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Personalized training, tailored to your needs

Personalized training, tailored to your needs.  Been packrafting a while and ready to take your skills to the next level? We’ll work with you one on one or in small groups to help turbocharge your advancement so that you can more safely and confidently tackle whatever new challenge you might be planning. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Our personal skill development courses are tailored to you or your group’s needs.
  • We can assess your skill level and discuss what we think you should focus on, or you tell us where you want to improve
  • Max course size is 4
  • Flexible dates
  • Courses can be 1 or 2 days
  • Not a replacement for our Level 1 course

Prerequisites

  • Must have proficient paddling skills and knowledge–ideally IPIA Level 1 or similar
  • Having your own gear is preferred, but rental kits are available if needed  
YOUR TRAINING MIGHT INCLUDE:
  • Advanced paddle strokes
  • Intermediate/advanced eddy runs
  • Swimming & general water confidence (up to grade III)
  • Self-rescue & buddy rescue & assistance
  • Line choices
  • General decision making
  • Awareness of hazards & river dynamics
  • Beginning rescue techniques

Your training will be based both on your previous experience and what you want to focus on. These courses are based on confidence and skill progression. We start slow and push you a little harder as we go, based on your personal confidence and ability. 

PLEASE NOTE:

This course is for people who have some experience and ideally have done a Level 1 course to fine tune their skills. If you have no experience at all this is not the course for you. Have a look at our Packrafting Level 1 instead. 

EQUIPMENT

If you have your own packrafting gear we strongly recommend that you use it for the course as this gets you practise with your own kit. If you don’t have your own kit yet, don’t worry we have a full kit you can hire for the course

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REFUND POLICY

  • When you book a spot in a course or on a trip, or reserve a rental boat, we require full payment. This secures your spot or reservation.  
  • If you need to cancel your trip or reservation after you’ve paid, you’ll get a refund based on how far in advance of the trip you cancel.  
  • If it’s more than 12 weeks out, we’ll refund the entire amount, including the deposit, but minus the 1.9% fee which we’ve had to pay to the booking system (sorry!). 
  • If it’s between 8 and 12 weeks until your big adventure, you’ll lose your deposit, but get back all of the rest. 
  • Between 4 and 8 weeks you’ll lose 20%, and get back 80% of the rest. 
  • Within 4 weeks no refund applies.
  • Once your trips, rentals or course has commenced no refund applies due to any circumstances.

GOOD NEWS!  If you do need to cancel, we’re happy to honor your booking or reservation by moving it to another available date, whenever possible.  We’ll extend this courtesy for up to a year from the date of your original trip or rental reservation, so just get in touch.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you arrange personal travel/medical insurance. This will protect you for any loss of fares if you need to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances.

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