European NGB level 3 award (EPP Level 3 compliant) are the minimum appropriate level of performance to begin working towards the ISKGA Coastal Guide training.

ISKGA training framework

Candidates should bring their own sea kayak well equipped to guide in open sea conditions and to set up a camp ashore.

ISKGA Coastal Planning & Navigation 28-29 MAY 2024

Location: Scuola di Mare (Lerici), Liguria, Italy
Arrival: MAY 27 evening after dinner or MAY 28 morning 08:30.
Course ends MAY 29 around 17:00.
Course accommodation is self-catered, food is provided, we will prepare meals by ourselves.

Course fee:

  • 2 days Module (self-catering), accommodation included for 1 night 160,00€
  • 2 days Module (self-catering), accommodation included for 2 nights 190,00€
  • Accommodation at the Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa in Lerici (La Spezia) in a recently refurbished ancient Italian navy building.


  • Course run by Guido Grugnola, ISKGA Advanced Guide.

Book with Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (SMST):

  1. Click here (SMST website)
  2. Click on tab Richiedi Informazioni
  3. Fill-in the form, you will receive a reply from SMST

ISKGA (International Sea Kayak Guide Alliance) represents the commercial sea kayak guide.
ISKGA Guides are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about sea kayaking and guiding others on the ocean. We recognise the need to have a fair, uncomplicated and inclusive system within which guides and coaches can operate effectively and with purpose.
We are an inclusive community of like-minded individuals banded together through a common purpose: guiding others at sea.

Training calendar 2024

Training at the Scuola di Mare (Lerici).

Training modules soon in Tuilik Calendar

  • ISKGA Coastal Leadership 2 days
  • ISKGA Coastal Skills 2 days
  • ISKGA Coastal Planning & Navigation 28-29 MAY 2024
  • ISKGA Coastal Sea Survival 1 day
  • ISKGA Coastal Expedition Skills 2 days
  • ISKGA Coaching 2 days

Each training session will be activated with a minimum of 4 candidates.

Tuilik is the ISKGA National Training Academy in Italy and from this location we co-ordinate the ISKGA modular system, guide training program and observations in Italy.

Training run by Guido Grugnola