Kayaking | Explorer | Full Day
Explore some of South West Scotland’s finest coastlines and inland lochs by Kayak.
Our qualified instructors frequently run kayaking sessions for those wanting to extend their skills and head off on a journey. We have a variety of crafts according to the kind of journey you might want to take and we also provide you with all the equipment you need.
Suitable forAdults, Children 7yrs plus, Families, Second Timers, Watersports, Youths
Group Size Medium Group
Our Kayaking EXPLORER sessions are suitable for those who have had a few sessions under their belt and have gained the confidence to paddle on a journey. EXPLORER sessions are typically based on flat water within lochs or sheltered bays. We also arrange trips to many of Ayrshire’s beautiful lochs including Loch Trool, Loch Doon, in addition to kayaking on the River Doon (a grade 2 river) and the Ness Glen River (a grade 3 river) all year round. When the rivers are full we regularly ride the white water at the Water of Minnoch and the River Cree.
- Kayak and Paddle
- Spray deck
- 5mm full wetsuits
- Buoyancy aid
- 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 explorer session is designed as a progression from an intro session and aims to cover the basics of:
Managing and setting up equipment (PPE, setting up Kayak, 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, self rescue)
Environmental awareness (choosing where to paddle, weather awareness, river techniques etc)
Kayak development activities and games
Hire a Kayak and enjoy the freedom!!