Oban Sea Kayak Guides!
Enjoy the natural beauty of Argyll’s coastline in the company of qualified coaches and guides who paddle and live year round out of Oban.
Catering for absolute beginners through to intermediate and advanced paddlers, Oban Sea Kayak Guides deliver sea kayak, coaching and guiding activities in the form of short days, full day or multi day overnight journey’s.
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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 the 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.
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Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium
Although our fantastic offer to tie in with the 2014 Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium is now finished, it's still not too late to sign up for the event itself with a handful of places remaining. Aimed at beginners, novices and improvers, the Symposium is an unbeatable 3 day opportunity to really improve your skills.
Held at Tayvallich, Argyll in May 2014, you can find out more about it on the Symposium website>
Expedition and Coaching Calendar
Planned highlights for 2014 so far: Sea Kayak Sailing Skills Course (from May), PreSeason Tune Up weekend (April), Gigha Circumnavigation Trip (May). Stay tuned for more details!
This could be you! Discover Oban and Argyll's stunning coastline by sea kayak.