ISKGA Coastal Guide training

One week course, part of the 6 week ISKGA Coastal Guide training.
Course will be held at Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (Lerici).

ISKGA Coastal Guide modules:

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ISKGA (International Sea Kayak Guide Association) 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 on the ocean.
The Coastal and Advanced Guide is a professional award for people wanting to make a career in the industry. It is internationally recognized as the benchmark of a professional sea kayak guide, employers can employ with confidence, knowing that each individual has received thorough training and assessment, over a period of time and is current and active in all aspects of guiding: Currency, Ability, Knowledge, Experience. An ISKGA guide must demonstrate CAKE at all times.

ISKGA Coastal Guide modules:

  • Coastal Skills 3 days
  • Coastal Leadership 2 days
  • Sea Survival 1 day
  • Coastal Planning and Navigation 1 day – 1 night

Planning may be changed depending on local sea state and weather conditions.


European NGB level 3 award or EPP Level 3 standard 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 for open sea conditions


Friday 16 november (evening) – Friday 23 november (late afternoon)

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cost and training location

Location: Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (Lerici), Liguria, Italy
Arrival: Friday evening after dinner. Course ends next Friday at 17:00

Course fee:

  • Course +7 day accommodation: 980,00 €
  • Single room surcharge: 25,00 € per night

Whats included:

  • 7 day course run by Guido Grugnola, ISKGA Advanced Guide.
  • 7 day full board in shared room or single room (single room surcharge: 25,00 € per night) at the Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa in Lerici (La Spezia) in a recently refurbished ancient Italian navy building.


Please contact Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa at:

or call +39 0185 971123