LEARN TO SEA KAYAK - TWO DAY INTRO 

2 day explore Arisaig Your choice

We strongly believe Arisaig is the ideal location for an introduction to sea kayaking. The sheer variety and beauty of the coastline here offers lots of opportunities for exciting day trips without ever getting too committing, throw in lots of wildlife and stunning beaches and you have the perfect mix for sea kayaking. What better way to get to know the activity than by getting out and exploring by kayak – and that is exactly what we will do. Our aim is to simply show you how much fun sea kayaking can be.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

  • Explore small islands, white sand beaches and hidden bays.
  • Choose accommodation that suits you - hotel, B&B, hostel or camp.
  • See Seals from the seat of your kayak.
  • Learn essential sea kayaking skills.

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

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STORY

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

*TAKING YOUR FIRST PADDLE STROKES - I wish I could rewind the clock to those first few moments in a sea kayak, feeling the kayak just glide through the water with a few paddle strokes, looking up and down the coast and realising I'd just entered a new world and the possibilities were endless.

We'll spend the day journeying in the Arisaig area - over the course of the day you'll build in skill and confidence under the expert eye of our guides. We won't go too heavy on the instruction - you'll learn a lot just through the experience of journeying in a sea kayak, but we'll always be on hand to offer those important pointers to keep you on the right track. We'll make sure to take breaks on Arisaig famous white sand beaches and spend some time exploring the many sheltered bays and small islands that make this area ideal for sea kayaking.

DAY ONE *TAKING YOUR FIRST PADDLE STROKES

| Meet Arisaig at 09.30

Sea kayak journey - Arisaig

Stay - accomodation of your choice

 

*PROGRESSION - Sea kayaking is a broad church, once you've mastered the basics then the direction you can choose for the sport is up to you. The West coast of Scotland is great for expeditions; loading up the sea kayaks and paddling for a week or more. However its also pretty good for just finding a sheltered bay and watching the seals.

The most important thing is that we have this choice, we can take the sport in whatever direction we choose. Whatever we do its important that we are safe: Knowledge of the sea and knowledge of your capabilities in a sea kayak are very important to learn, not only because it keeps us safe but it also helps us to shape the sport in the way we want.

For this course we don't have a syllabus that we follow, we simply tailor the learning and the guiding to your motivations and your understanding on an individual basis. When you leave you will be full of ideas and techniques of sea kayaking and a spark of inspiration that will help you whatever adventure you choose next.

DAY TWO *PROGRESSION

| Skill development and exploration by sea kayak

| Trip ends - Arisaig 16.30

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 09.45, 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 green and is suitable for beginner with a basic level of fitness. full details of our trip grades can be found in the link - trip grading.

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

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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.