International Sea Kayak Guide Association

Welcome to ISKGA

An international sea kayaking Guide association which represents the commercial sea kayak guide.

We 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 C.A.K.E at all times.

ISKGA is not aimed at the “Club” paddler; other organisations fulfil this role in a more effective manner. However we do actively encourage club members & individuals who might be involved in “National Home Nation Awards” to use the ISKGA process as a means of underpinning existing awards/standards and developing their personal knowledge, skill & experience base further.

To this end, ISKGA is in the process of developing a comprehensive range of CPD modules for its members and is in discussion with other recognised bodies to share parity in CPD delivery and recognition. These modules will be available to anyone with a passion for sea kayaking.

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Congratulations to Sea Kayak Guide Joe Shelverton in completing the ISKGA Coastal Guide Syllabus. Joe underwent his commercial guide observation during this recent expedition to Northern Norway, leading and assisting during the 8 day expedition. Joe also runs the Royal Navy Kayaking Association and is based out of Cornwall

Images from the 2016 SKC Norway expedition, exploring the area north of Sommeroya and ending in Ringvesoya

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A great expedition exploring the islands and fjords of Northern Norway, setting off from Sommerøya we paddled to Høya, Musvær and beyond, a great group of people to paddle with sharing a journey through a beautiful part of the world:

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