Canoeing | Family EXPLORER | Half Day
Explore some of South West Scotland’s finest inland lochs by canoe for a truly memorable day out. Our qualified instructors will tailor the day to suit your timescales. Great day out for all the family.
Suitable forAdults, Children 7yrs plus, Families, Newcomers
Group Size Medium Group
Our family explorer sessions are suitable for those who have always found the appeal of journeying by canoe but just not quite had the basics mastered or the confidence to head out on their own. The family explorer is designed as an introduction to canoeing and is based on flat water within sheltered areas. We have several venues in mind which allows our instructors to teach the basic skills of paddling on flat water before embarking on a short journey by open canoe.
2 people can paddle a canoe therefore its’s a great family activity.
Adventure Carrick provides all equipment and can tailor the session to include a mini expedition where we carry food to cook on a remote shore or island.
- Canoe and Paddle
- 5mm full wetsuits (if requested)
- Waterproofs/Cag top
- Buoyancy aid
- Modesty bag for outdoor changing
- Transport (unless booked as a group)
Our experienced and friendly instructors are BCU (British Canoe Union) SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) accredited. Our team of instructors are also very familiar with the venues we operate.
The half day Family explorer session is designed as a fun introduction to canoeing and aims to cover the basics of:
Managing and setting up equipment (PPE, Setting up canoes for tandem paddling, how to carry boats safely etc)
Safely launching and egressing the water
Paddling skills (Balancing, forwards paddling, backwards paddling, steering skills)
Safety skills (Capsize activities, towing others etc)
Environmental awareness (choosing where to paddle, weather awareness, etc)
Canoe journey safari
Full day Canoe EXPLORER
Hire a canoe and enjoy the freedom!!