Oban Sea Kayak Guides!
Single day trips, weekend overnights or extended journeys - Scotlands West Coast is a World Class Play Pen. We're hoping 2016 will be a great year for sea kayaking, why not come join us and find out.
Colin & Gill
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Straight coaching sessions from first time introductions through to rescues, incident management, or paddling in fast tidal environments are tailored to suite to individual experience and skill levels. Small group coaching is key to accelerating personal paddling progression! Why not get in touch?
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We organise guided sea kayak trips for small groups – whether you are new to sea kayaking or an intermediate/advanced kayaker. We offer a pick-up service in and around the Oban area and all of your equipment is provided (or feel free to bring your own gear). You will be accompanied by a qualified local guide who will share with you the natural beauty of the Argyll coastline. We’ll tailor a trip to suit your experience and what you’d like to see.
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Taster Sessions for Beginners
If you are trying sea kayaking for the first time we offer a full or half-day ‘taster session’ as an introduction to sea kayaking. You'll be amazed at how much fun you'll have as you pick up the basics of sea kayaking.
Guided Trips and Coaching
For experienced kayakers looking to discover this area, there are full-day guided trips and multi-day trips with overnight camping. Coaching and skill improvements can also be included.
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NEW: demo boats
Oban Sea Kayak Guides are racking half a dozen Kari-Tek Demo Fleet Sea Kayaks here in Oban. The boats are available to test paddle, with a coach paddling on the water with you, should you so choose. This is a free service to help paddlers make the best informed choice they can when it comes to purchasing a sea kayak, taking place in a real sea kayaking environment. Further details here and on Facebook soon.
Sea Kayaking Noticeboard
Gill Barnsley of Oban Sea Kayak Guides died peacefully at Lorn and Islands hospital, Oban on 5th May 2017. She will be sorely missed by Colin, friends, family and colleagues.
A gathering to celebrate Gill’s life will be held on Thursday 25 May at 1pm in the Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Oban. All are welcome; Colin hopes that as many of Gill’s friends, colleagues, neighbours and fellow paddlers as possible will come to the gathering.
Colin requests that bright, casual/outdoor clothing be worn. Family flowers only. A retiral collection/donations will be taken for the Macmillan Suite at Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban.
This could be you! Discover Oban and Argyll's stunning coastline by sea kayak.