Oban Sea Kayak Guides!
Enjoy the natural beauty of Argyll’s coastline in the company of qualified coaches and guides who live and paddle, 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:
SHORT DAY / FULL DAY / MULTI DAY / OVERNIGHT JOURNEYS.
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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
Expedition and Coaching Calendar - 2015 so far:
March 28/29 - British Summer Time Begins..... Aimed at getting you back into your boat after the winter lay off. Two single day journeys including coaching input to rekindle and build on your existing, well rested, skill sets.
April 18/19 - Three Star Training & Assessment... One days training followed by a days assessment. It's a flexble affair, you can choose to attend one or both days or use the assessment day as an "am I there yet" evaluation day if you prefer.
May 2 /3 / 4 - Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium... The Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium is an unbeatable 3 day opportunity to really improve your skills. Aimed at beginners, novices and improvers we'll be heading up the coaching team again in 2015. Find out more at the Symposium website>
June 6 / 7 - Sea Kayak Sailing... From outfitting through to rescue procedures. The weekend will introduce a way to journey farther, faster and finish the day fresher to start consecutive days.
June 20 /21 - Sea Kayak Towing & Rescues... We'll discuss the values of short, long & contact tows as we work our way through them on the water. Rescue techniques will cover single, group, self and incapacitated situations.
August 1 / 2 Paddle Orkney... We'll be loading the van to travel up to Orkney for the event this year. More iinformation here if you feel like joining the fun: http://www.paddleorkney.org
This could be you! Discover Oban and Argyll's stunning coastline by sea kayak.