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Discover Sea Kayaking

Discover LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £270.00

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Overview

Scotland has thousands of miles of beautiful coastline. What better way to explore it than by sea kayak? By choosing to discover sea kayaking with us you’ll get a great introduction to this incredible sport.

During the course we’ll work on the basic skills that help you stay in control your kayak and plan safe paddling trips.

 

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

Over the two days we’ll aim to give you a taste of what Scottish sea kayaking is all about.

We’ll help you develop the skills to manoeuvre your sea kayak, building your confidence and control. We’ll also focus on tidal planning, weather forecasting, safety and rescue. At the end of the two days we hope you’ll feel confident to plan and paddle your own trips on fair weather days.

PRE-REQUISITES

No previous experience required.

To get the most out of this course then you’ll be confident in and around water, but there’s no requirement to have paddled a kayak before.

IS IT FOR ME?

This course is aimed at anybody who has been tempted by those stunning images of sea kayaking on our coast and wants to experience them first hand. If you want two days with plenty of opportunity to learn to paddle a sea kayak, plus the skills to safely plan and paddle your own fair weather journeys, then this is the course for you.

CONTENT

Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss people’s experience and aspirations, which along with the weather forecast will enable us to plan the day’s activity with you.

On the first day we could start off in our indoor kayak pool to look at capsize drills and gain confidence in the kayaks or we could head straight to a local loch to introduce personal paddling skills and practice rescues.

Once off the water we’ll take a look at planning sea kayak journeys. This will help prepare for the second day when (weather permitting) we’ll head to a section of the Moray coast. This will allow us to do a day journey, and continue to develop your paddling skills en route. On the course we are able to supply all the maps, charts, pilots and other tidal planning resources you may need. If you have your own, feel free to bring them along.

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DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date15/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date22/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date13/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date01/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date03/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date24/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Date14/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£270.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Bed in en suite room – available from 4pm on day before your course starts.

All meals from breakfast on day 1 to packed lunch on the final day of the course.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

  • Glenmore Lodge has a large range of clothing and equipment.

    WE CAN SUPPLY:

    • Sea Kayak
    • Paddle
    • Buoyancy aid
    • Helmet
    • Spraydeck
    • Cag
    • Wet suit
    • Wet suitboots
    • Drybags
    • Paddling Trousers
    • Pogies/Gloves
    • Towline
    • Split Paddles

    Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.

    YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

    • Off the water clothing
    • Insulating paddling layers
    • Hat
    • Flask/Water Bottle
    • Blister kit/small first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries & medications
    • Sun cream
    • Sunhat and sunglasses
    • Insect repellent
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