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@portedgarwatersports.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 

We can provide private instruction on all craft.

This is a 1 day course from 09.30-16.30

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

This is a great introduction to Sea Kayaking with our fully qualified instructor who will teach you fundamental paddle strokes and boat control while taking in the fabulous view of the Bridges. 

2024 Dates:   13 April, 19 May, 15 June, 21 July, 17 August, 28 September, 12 October

Cost:£129

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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

2024 Dates:  8-9 June

Cost: £249

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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.

2024 Dates: tbc

Cost: £269

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This is a great introduction to stand-up paddleboarding.

2024 Dates: Family Session times are 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

24 March, 7, 12 April, 12, 26 May, 15 June, 14, 28 July, 18 August, 14 September

Adult or Children only session’s are also available (email or call to request a date)

Cost: £69 Adult, £49 Under 16 (pay for 3 places and get the 4th free)

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2024 Dates: Adult Session times are 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

21 April, 2 June, 27 July

Cost: £69 Adult (pay for 3 places and get the 4th free)

To book a session Click here