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 great introduction to Sea Kayaking while taking in the fabulous view of the Bridges

No experience necessary  Sessions run 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30.

2023 Dates: 

8, 9, 22, 23 April, 20,21 May, 8,9,29,30 July, 26,27 August, 9,10 September

Cost: £69 Adult  buy 3 get 4th place free

Family session’s also available on 16 April, 4 June, 23rd July further dates may also be available

To book a session Click here

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.

2023 Dates:    8-9 April, 6-7 May, 3-4 June, 1-2 July, 16-17 September
Cost: £249

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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

2023 Dates:  15-16 April, 15-16 July, 30 September-1 October 

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. 

2023 Dates:  tbc

Cost tbc

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This course will not only allow you to gain British Canoeing’s – Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (CNTP) Certificate, it will also allow you to put your learning into practice on the waters of the Forth.  While the CNTP is normally a classroom based certficate, we want to give you practical experience of planning trips, considering tidal flows using VHFs and considering equipment.

This course is perfect for those looking to become a more independent paddler, who wants to take a lead role in group paddles or are on a pathway towards British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leadership qualifications.

Participants should be comfortable paddling at least 10km a day and have experience of paddling in winds above Beaufort Force 3.

2022 Dates: 26-27 November

Cost: £269

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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 over a 6 week block.

2023 Dates: Wednesday Evenings 6.00pm-8.30pm

                      Block 1 – 19 April-24 May

                      Block 2 – 31 May- 5 July 

                      Block 3 – 12 July-16 August

Cost £279 for the block (non transferrable)

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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.

2023 Dates: tbc 

Cost tbc

To book Click here

This is a great introduction to stand-up paddleboarding.

2023 Dates: Session times are 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

15, 29 April, 14 May, 3, 25 June, 9, 22 July, 13, 20 August, 9, 24 September

Family session’s also available on 16 April, 4 June, 23 July (email or call to book family session)

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.

2023 Dates: tbc

Cost tbc 

To Book Click here