Sea Kayaking

Ali is an adventure paddler at heart and really enjoys sharing this with fellow paddlers during these courses. Journeying and being at one with the environment you are in is what it is all about. 

I am also pleased to be linked with Summit to Sea on Holy Island, where you can arrange the hire of a variety of different sea kayaks and paddles should you wish. I will then collect and transport to Mull, Anglesey or Devon as required.

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Mull Circumnavigation 

£600 7 Days 12 - 18 June 2022

The team of no more than 6 will attempt to circumnavigate the international paddling destination of Mull, taking in Tobermory, Staffa, Iona and the Treshnish Isles. Puffins, Dolphins, Sea Eagles, Otters,  Basking Sharks, Minke Whales and the occasional Orca are all possible encounters to be had during the trip. It is planned to be self contained throughout and travel with all out camping gear and the like in our boats. As part of this iconic trip participants will also be able to be assessed for the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award and/or the Multi Day Touring Award during the trip. The cost does not include travel to Craignure (our meeting place) any ferries, accommodation or food. It is anticipated to either wild camp or use campsites. Provisions and the like can be bought from villages we would stop at on the way. Boats and other hardware available on request.

Is it for me? You’ll have been in a sea kayak a couple of times before and have completed some days of 20km ish in length. You will have been in winds of up to force 3 and tidal movement of 2 knots. If you are unsure then please do get in touch and we can have a chat.

Mull Explorer

15 May - 20 May 2022 £550


18 July - 23 July 2022 £550

Based out of Salen Campsite which sits fairly central to the island the first 3/4 days of this course are day trips with the intention of allowing the group to travel to an appropriate venue so as to develop both technical and environmental conditions skills, returning to the camspite each day. Each day is designed to be progressive and the venue chosen and tasks or journeys undertaken appropriate to the ambitions of the group. The final 2/3 days (depending on weather and also group aspirations) will see us pulling the previous day trips content together to plan and then set off on a mini expedition, hopefully out to the uninhabited Treshnish Island with its fabulous Puffin Colony. Participants should leave the 6 days with the confidence and knowledge to undertake journeys on the sea either as part of a group or with peers. Boats, paddles, spray decks and a buoyancy aid can be provided but participants will need their own suitable clothing and camping equipment for the course.

Is it for me? You have spent some time in a kayak in any other discipline and understand the fundemantals of paddling or you have just started sea kayaking . You wish to develop both technical skills and also sea knowledge with a view to possibly undertaking your own day trips or expeditons in the future. If you are not sure, then please do get in contact and we can have a chat.

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Anglesey Circumnavigation including British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award and Multi Day Touring Award  £450

19 - 23 September 2022

Arguably the jewel in the crown of Welsh sea kayaking the circumnavigation of this magical Celtic island is on many a sea kayakers wish list. With its world class status as a sea kayaking destination due to its tidal systems and huge variety of paddling conditions it can be perceived as an intimidating place to paddle. We give 5 days to complete its circumference which gives the opprotunity to have slightly shorter journeying days giving opportunity to land at the many interesting places along the way. The intention would be to camp carrying everything we need in the boats although there are other options available depending on the aspirations of the group, accommodation and travel is not included in the price of this trip. Boats and paddles along with other hardwear can be hired if necessary.

Is it for me? You’ll have been in a sea kayak a couple of times before and have completed some days of 20km ish in length. You will have been in winds of up to force 3 and tidal movement of 2 knots. If you are unsure then please do get in touch and we can have a chat.

Anglesey Explorer

2 May - 6 May 2022 £450

12 September - 16 September 2022 £450

5 days in and around Ynys Mon applying the same principles as the Mull Explorer. Working out of Summit to Sea the team will look at 2 -3 day trips which will focus on personal coaching and also development of paddlers awareness of the environment they are paddling in and what has caused it. After the day trips the team will embark on a mini expedition utilising Angleseys or the Lleyn Peninsulas fantastic coastline, living out of our boats and wild camping on the way. Participants should leave the 5 days with more 'boat' confidence as well as the skills necessary to plan your own journeys. Kayaks and other hardwear can be borrowed/rented, please get in contact if you require this as well.

Is it for me? You are either a developing sea kayaker or have spent time in another paddle craft and thus understand the basics of paddle sport. You are keen to develop your boat handling as well as have a clearer understanding of planning journeys on the sea. Do get in touch if you're not sure.

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Sea Kayak Award North Wales 2021

£160 2 Days

Based on Anglesey this 2 day course will look at the skills and understanding needed to successfully complete the British Canoeing Sea Kayak award. Expect to find yourselves in wind of up to force 3 and tidal movement of 2 knots. Boats and other hardware available on request.

Sea Kayak Award East Devon 2021

£250 - 3 days

Based in Exmouth this 2 day course will look at the skills and understanding needed to successfully complete the British Canoeing Sea Kayak award. Expect to find yourself in wind of up to force 3 and tidal movement of 2 knots. Rescuing each other and yourself as we paddle the Jurassic Coast. Boats and other hardware available on request.

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