The International Sea Kayak Guide Alliance is the first commercial/professional guiding organisation to operate on a global level. It is a modular system which has been developed to meet the needs of the professional sea kayak guide, operating in remote wilderness environments.

The ISKGA program is a modular system which has been created by industry experts; the RNLI, the Royal Marines, Wilderness Medicine, Doctors and paramedics, and sea survival trainers. They have all contributed to the system. If you ever wondered where to go next after completing your NGB awards or wish to enter the industry and to guide others in beautiful remote environments, maybe ISKGA has the answer for you.

Expedition Paddler runs the complete ISKGA program and holds two intensive guide training programs per year.

See below for a list of ISKGA courses now available

ISKGA Courses

Coastal Guide Training

The ISKGA Coastal Guide training program runs over a four to five week period and follows the ISKGA modular system.

Advanced Guide Training

The ISKGA Advanced Guide training program runs over a four to five week period and follows the ISKGA modular system.

Incident Management

This course is aimed towards trainee or established leaders/guides who wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of group control and incident management.

Expedition Skills

This course is aimed at developing skills that assist the sea kayaker in maintaining a degree of comfort, sustainability, and resources to assist him or her in life whilst on a sea kayaking expedition.

Sea Survival

The Sea Survival program looks at all of the prevention, planning, and emergency techniques surrounding the marine environment.

Coastal Navigation

The aim of this course is to give paddlers the tools to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions.

Advanced Navigation

The content of this course builds directly on the themes covered in the Coastal and Tidal Planning training.

Sea Kayak Guide ‘Methods of Instruction’

3 levels of fundamentals, each designed to develop an efficient paddler who is environmentally aware and able to be safe.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey