We run regular club trips throughout the year, and as well as one-off trips and training sessions.
We paddle in coastal, enclosed and inland waters. Some paddles are half day or day trips, while others are multi-day, kayak-camping trips.
Our trips are led by experienced trip leaders and vary in difficulty and distance. Trip leaders are VSKC members who have progressed through the VSKC grading system to Sea Skills grade or higher.
Each trip is assigned a grading that aligns with the VSKC grading system, and indicates the level of skill and experience required by participants. Numbers are capped to ensure a safe ratio of trip leader-to-paddler.
VSKC trips are governed by the VSKC Trip Guidelines.
We run regular weekly, monthly and annual paddles – weather permitting and COVID restrictions aside!
We also run regular rolling sessions – typically in the bay in summer and in a heated pool in winter.
All of these regular paddling events are listed in advance in our trip calendar.
Red eye paddle: Saturday at 6am all year round out of Beaumaris.
Tea House Cafe paddle: most Wednesday mornings out of Beaumaris. Read about the history of this paddle here.
Western Port Bay paddle: Thursday evenings during daylight saving months. Read about the history of this paddle here.
Canadian Bay paddle: a paddle aimed at new and prospective members held the last Sunday of the month, except December. Read about the history of this paddle here.
Easter weekend: a four-day kayak-camping trip to Snake Island in Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, the highlight a fish and chip stop in Port Albert on Easter Sunday!
Queens Birthday weekend: a three-day kayak-camping trip to Snake Island in Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park.
Pizza at the Prom weekend: a social weekend of paddling and the best pizza you've ever tasted at Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Blue Water Festival and AGM: a three-day weekend jam-packed with paddling, on-water training, off-water workshops and the club's AGM and dinner.
Turkey burn-off paddle: post-Christmas round-trip bay crossing in a day! Sandringham to Portarlington return.
Popular paddling locationsIn addition to the regular club trips outlined above, there are a number of popular paddling locations across Victoria:
We sometimes run club trips further afield to locations like:
Canadian Bay Monthly Paddle
Camping at the Swashway, Snake Island