Introduction to Sea Kayaking Course

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  • Small and friendly outdoor business
  • Easy and secure booking
  • Large list of equipment included (see kit list)
  • Friendly, qualified and experienced instructors

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1 Day
Availability : April - October
Kyleakin or Fort William area (see below for more details)
Min Age : 16
Max People : 4

This beginner’s course for sea kayaking is for people who would like to become part of a lead group on one or multi-day sea kayaking trips. It is also a prerequisite for anyone without kayaking experience to join a multi-day sea kayaking with Unexplored Scotland. Participants will learn how to efficiently paddle, get in and out of a sea kayak know what to do in case of a capsize. It will also cover other theoretical aspects.

Fort William area: 19 May 2023, 2 June 2023, 9 June 2023
Kyleakin, Skye: All other dates in 2023
Please contact us if you can’t find the right tour or dates.

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Tour Details

The course will cover the following aspects of sea kayaking:

  • Importance of warming up
  • Carrying kayaks
  • Weather forecast
  • Basic tidal information
  • Paddle efficiently forward
  • Turning a kayak
  • Edging and holding an edge
  • Support strokes
  • Capsize and rescues

At the end of the course, you should also receive a Paddle Discover Award. This will enable you to proof your experience to other providers.

Departure & Return Location

Kyleakin or Fort William area (see at top for more details)

Departure Time

9:00am

Price Includes

  • Sea Kayak
  • Kayaking Equipment
  • Qualified Sea Kayaking Coach

Price Excludes

  • Paddle Discover Certificate Fee
  • Food
  • Accommodation
Itinerary

9:00amKyleakin

Meet in Kyleakin, Skye and drive to the location where the course will be held.

9:30amSkye

Running the practical part of the course. learn all the skills required for a multi-day sea kayaking trip and for the Paddle Discover Award.

2:00pmTheory

pack equipment and hold the theory part of the course and have a review with every individual.

Finish4:00pm

Wrap up and finish the day.

Prerequisite

Requirements

  • Must not be taller than 190cm/6'3"
  • Must be cloth size of up to LargePlease contact us before booking if you are XL.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old
Kit List
What We Provide
  • Composite Expedition Sea Kayak
  • Touring Paddle
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Cagoule
  • Wellies (Wellington Boots)
  • Spray Deck
  • Ortlieb Drybags
What You Need to Bring
  • Full set of clothing to wear while sea kayakingbase layer, fleece, trousers, normal over trousers (preferably synthetics or wool, no cotton as it cools the body when wet)
  • Full set of clothing to change into after the course
  • 1 bottle of water (0.5 – 1 litre)
  • Lunch
  • Sun cream
  • Hat or cap as sun protection
  • Sun glasses
  • Large towel