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.

Stand Up Paddleboarding, Canoe and Kayak 

Half day experiences are available, and we can also provide private instruction 

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 coast.

2022 Dates:   21-22 May, 4-5, 25-26 June, 9-10,23-24 July, 20-21 August, 3-4, 17-18 September, 15-16 October
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

This course is run over 2 days

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, 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 edging, 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

2022 Dates:  16-17 July, 6-7 August, 29-30 August(midweek), 23-24(Fri-Sat) September, 

Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

A day on the water to build your sea kayaking skills and experience. 

This is suitable for those who have some experience, gained either through an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course or on their own. 

2022 Dates:  tbc

Cost £109

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These guided 2 hour social trips are the perfect way to build your confidence and experience in a sea kayak.

While our qualified and experienced sea kayak guides will help with hints an tips, the emphasis will be less on coaching skills and more on enjoying the paddle!

We will meet you at Port Edgar or a pre-arranged location (depending on weather) with all of the equipment you need to experience some of our favourite spots in The Estuary.

This will allow you to enjoy new locations while being guided as part of a group and concentrate on developing your own skills and ability over a 6 week block of 2 hour sessions.

2022 Dates: Wednesday Evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm

                      Block 1 – 25th May, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June

                      Block 2 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July, 3rd and 10th August

Cost £269 for the block (non transferrable)

To Book Click here

These guided social trips are the perfect way to build your confidence and experience in a sea kayak.

While our qualified and experienced sea kayak guides will help with hints an tips, the emphasis will be less on coaching skills and more on enjoying the paddle!

We will meet you at Port Edgar or a pre-arranged location (depending on weather) with all of the equipment you need to experience some of our favourite spots in The Estuary.

This will allow you to enjoy new locations while being guided as part of a group and concentrate on developing your own skills and ability.

2022 Dates: 2nd July, 31st July, 13th August, 11th September 

Cost £119 

To book Click here

This is a great introduction to stand-up paddleboarding.

2022 Dates: Session times are 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

5, 16, 26 June, 16 July, 13, 27 August, 10, 25 September 

Family session’s also available – email or call to book

Cost: £69 Adult, £49 Under 16 

To book a session Click here

These are a great way to get out on the water using open canoes, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

No experience necessary. Canoeists may be paddling solo or tandem with another person. Sessions run 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30.

2022 Dates: 

Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience available on  5, 16, 26 June, 16 July, 13, 27 August, 10, 25 September from 09.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

Canoe and Kayak dates to be confirmed for 2022

Family session’s also available – email or call to book

Cost: £69 Adult, £49 Under 16 

To book a session Click here

These evenings are the perfect way to build your confidence and experience in a coastal environment.

While our qualified and experienced guides will provide all the required equipment and help with hints and tips, the emphasis will be less on coaching skills and more on safely enjoying the paddle! and developing your own skills and ability over the 6 week block.

2022 Dates: Wednesday Evenings 6.00pm-8.30pm

                      Block 1 – 25th May, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June

                      Block 2 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July, 3rd and 10th August

Cost £249 for the 6 week block (non transferrable)

To Book Click here