ISKGA Coastal Guide training 2020

Training held at the Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (Lerici).

ISKGA Coastal Guide training modules:

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

Tuilik is the ISKGA authorised training centre 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

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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.

2019 ISKGA Guide modules:

  • ISKGA Coastal Leadership 3 days
  • ISKGA Sea Survival 1 day
  • ISKGA Coastal Planning and Navigation 2 days and one night
  • ISKGA Personal Skills 3 days

Planning may be changed depending on 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 to guide in open sea conditions.

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Location: Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (Lerici), Liguria, Italy
Arrival: Thursday evening after dinner. Course ends Sunday at 18:00

Course fee:

  • 3 day course + 3 day accommodation: 420,00 €
  • Single room surcharge: 25,00 € per night


  • 3 day course run by Guido Grugnola, ISKGA Advanced Guide.
  • 3 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.

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