In a sea kayak, you can explore fascinating islands, coastlines and sea lochs with the freedom to go where no other form of transport can take you. Kayaking can be a peaceful way observing seals, otters and guillemots. But if you like some excitement, we can find wild tide races and powerful waves to challenge your skill and taste for adventure.
For beginners, we start by getting you into the kayaks on the grass! This gives you a chance to get used to the kayak and equipment and you will also get a short safety briefing. Then its off. The first hour or so will be spent in sheltered waters, teaching you the basic skills. Then we will go for a short tour, getting the feel for the kayaks, learning sea specific techniques and talking about navigation, tides and currents. We will probably stop for a leg stretch and a snack on a rocky island. We will probably finish off with a demonstration deep water rescue, but only if you want to. You will not be “made to capsize” but if it happens anyway (it does occasionally) you will already know what to do and we will be there to make sure that you come to no harm.
For these trips, we usually start about 10:00 and finish about 16:30. depending on tides, weather and how keen you are. Evening sessions can be arranged.
Our base overlooks the famous Falls of Lora on the way to Oban – you may have seen kayaks and canoes there playing in the waves under the Connel Bridge. If you would like to join these kayaks one day, this is your chance to start.
We will provide the kayaks, all the safety gear and even hot drinks. Bring yourself, warm clothes and a picnic. We can get very busy in the summer so please be sure to book well ahead.
Whatever the weather, we will find you some great water and scenery to explore. Your vouchers can also be used as part payment against longer trips and training courses.
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