Kayak expedition skills - Kayak safety

For those looking to increase their confidence in organising their own trips this two day kayak expedition skills course will teach you many of the necessary planning, navigation and safety skills required for your sea or touring kayak adventures.

Areas covered will include:

  • Journey planning and route cards.
  • Map reading.
  • Equipment required.
  • Loading/stowing of equipment.
  • Safety and rescue techniques.
Day one is based at Granton Harbour in Edinburgh brushing up on boat handling skills and rescue techniques as well as planning the trip for day two. The second day will begin by looking at the equipment required and how to pack your boat followed by a paddle in either the Firth of Forth or Loch Lomond, depending on weather conditions.

With a combination of theory and practical based activity, this course will give you the confidence to plan and carry out your trips in a safe and enjoyable manner.
  • 2 day course: £160/person including all transport* and equipment required.
  • 1:1 2 day course: £280 including all transport* and equipment required.
*Transport is included at no extra charge from Edinburgh. Collections from other locations may vary in price. Please call for further details.