Paddlesports

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Sea kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding are amazing ways to combine adventure with enjoying the great outdoors. They’re also a superb way to get fit. The harbour at Port Edgar is the ideal sheltered spot to learn to handle a paddleboard, kayak or canoe. Once you’ve grasped the basics, the waters around Fife and Edinburgh offer an astounding range of impressive locations, ensuring you will see the city with completely new eyes.

Follow the links below to find out more about each of our activities, or email us on bookings@portedgarwaterports.com, or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking is a great way to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery from a unique vantage point. From Port Edgar we launch directly onto the fascinating Firth of Forth, an area full of history, wildlife and stunning architecture.

This is a 2 day course.

Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for those with no kayaking experience, though an ability to swim would give you more confidence.

Over two days, a fully qualified instructor will teach you fundamental paddle strokes and boat control, as well as introduce you to the safety and rescue skills needed to paddle as part of a led group.

Depending on weather conditions, the weekend will also include a journey, perhaps locally under the impressive Forth Bridges, or further afield along the East Lotn or Fife coasts.

2021 Dates: 20-21 March, 17-18 April, 1-2 May, 29-30 May, 19-20 June, 17-18 July, 31 July-1 August, 28-29 August, 25-26 September, 16-17 October
Cost: £229

To book a course Click here

This course is run over 5 sessions

Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for those who have some experience, gained either through an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course or on their own. Ideally participants will have completed a mix of coached sessions and journeys.

Over the course of 5 weeks, you will build your sea kayaking skills and experience

Sessions will include
Confidence in moving on top of the water, Effective Forward Paddling and negotiating confined spaces
Manoeuvring boat including draw strokes, bow rudders, low support and edging
Keeping yourself upright includes low support, high support, pushing the boundaries of edgind, eskimo rolling and eskimo rescue
Navigation and Tidal planning, basic planning for a coastal trip including weather, navigation and understanding tides
Rescues and Towing, how to rescue yourself and others, focusing on wet exits, solo recoveries and assisted rescues

2021 Dates:
Evening course:  Thursday 6pm-9pm
Block 1 – to be confirmed
Block 2 – to be confirmed
Block 3 – to be confirmed

Cost: £239

To book a course Click here

If you have completed one one of our Introduction to Sea Kayaking courses, or have previous experience of sea kayaking,  then why not try a Day Trip with our Partners Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking for dates and more information of how to book then please Click Here