BUILD SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE - INTERMEDIATE SEA KAYAKING

2 day explore Arisaig Your choice

This course is designed to help those who have some sea kayaking experience and want to really start to develop their skills and knowledge. The Arisaig coastline offers some classic longer day trips that we can tackle or we have plenty of scope to introduce you to rougher water or more advanced skills and knowledge.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A 2 day intermediate sea kayaking course, based on 2 consecutive day trips in the Arisaig area.

  • Explore the Arisaig coast on more advanced journeys.
  • Choose accommodation that suits you - hotel, B&B, hostel or camp.
  • A great way to prepare yourself for more advanced trips.
  • Build on your existing skills and develop your sea kayaking knowledge.

2 Days | £170 | no food or accom included | scroll down for full details. 

Grade:

STORY

Shown as a guide, each trip has its own story, plans are always open to change.

*BUILDING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE - We'll take some time to establish the needs of the group and set out a plan for the weekend. The focus will be on having a good time sea kayaking but also finding challenges and situations that will help you develop as a sea kayaker. We'll keep a careful eye on conditions and combined with our local knowledge we will be able to find some excellent places to paddle.

We'll spend both days journeying in the Arisaig area - there are loads of possibilities for intermediate paddlers and we could take on longer journeys such as a circumnavigation of Eilean Shona. Over the course of these journeys we'll tackle challenges as they arise, offering coaching to help you build on existing skills and learn new things on the way. If you are thinking about doing any longer or higher graded guided trips or would like to progress to owning your own kayak then this course would form valuable preparation.

DAY ONE & TWO *BUILDING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

| Meet Arisaig at 09.30

Sea kayak journey - Arisaig Coasltine

Stay - accomodation of your choice

DATES AND PRICES

£170 per person, includes guiding and equipment

ACCOMMODATION

No accommodation is included, we are next to the Arisaig Hotel or there are B&Bs, campsites or hostels nearby, see this link for a listing - accommodation around Arisaig.

FOOD

No food is included - make sure you bring some lunch, there is a shop in Arisaig.

START AND FINISH

Meet at Arisaig at 09.30, Finish at 16.30 Arisaig.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What size of group?

Up to 6 people.

Who else will be on the trip?

Like minded adventurers, individuals, couples or small groups of friends.

Do I need sea kayaking experience?

This trip is graded blue. It is suitable for those who have some sea kayaking experience and wish to build their skills further or more advanced paddlers who want a weekend of paddling and coaching. This trip forms good practice/prep. before taking on one of our longer expeditions.

What will the weather be like?

The weather on the West coast of Scotland can vary through the course of the season and from area to area - Scottish islands and coastline can see dramatically better weather and more sunshine than more mountainous areas inland. Scotland has a real feeling of drama and intrigue because of its weather. Arisaig has some more sheltered options for sea kayaking which we will use in stronger winds.

Midges?

Midges are most active during mid summer, it only takes a light breeze or direct sunlight to keep them away and they don't venture out onto the sea.

What kit do I need to bring?

We can provide all sea kayaking kit if needed. Please see the kit list for more info.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Full terms and conditions regarding booking our trips can be read here.

LOCATION

OTHER TRIPS TO CONSIDER

MULTI-DAY TRIP LISTINGS

Full list - Wilderness coast

Trip calendar - If you would prefer to view our trips listed by date then we have a full calendar view of our scheduled trips