Who's it for?


This 2-day course is perfect for people who have never been in a sea kayak before but are keen to learn the basics. We will start by using sheltered water and learn the basic skills and teechniques to control the kayak, followed by a short trip and some rescue sessions if people are feeling adventurous.



Course content


The course aims to build confidence and learn new skills in a relaxed and fun learning environment. Practice is an important part of learning too. Our aim is to guide you to becoming a competent kayaker in your own right.


  • Launching and landing
  • Boat control and paddling techniques
  • Safety and rescue training
  • Becoming a competent member of a group
  • Basic route planning, tides and weather
  • Exploring the local area
  • Practicing in different locations and conditions


This course is based in Findhorn.  Accommodation is not included.


There are so many great locations in the area for sheltered water and open sea. 



Findhorn - 2 day Sea Kayak Intro


    • Insulating layers to paddle in, fleece or wool but not cotton
    • Insulated jacket & waterproof jacket
    • Sun hat/cap to paddle in
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun cream
    • Wooly hat/buff for colder days
    • Vacuum flask & water bottle
    • Packed lunch
    • Footwear to kayak in, old trainers, wetsuit boots or closed sandals
    • Swimwear, (optional)
    • Some snacks for paddling
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