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.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

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 Lothian or Fife coasts.

2019 Dates: 27-28 April, 25-26 May, 8-9 June, 29-30 June, 27-28 July, 10-11 August, 24-25 August, 19-20 October
Cost: £189

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BC Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning

This course runs as a 1-day or modular evening shore-based course

Pre-requisites: None.

This course will cover key aspects of sea kayak theory. We will look at how to plan for tides, weather and sea conditions, including how to make the best use of available sources of information. We will also cover navigation by both map and chart, looking at a range of practical strategies. There will plenty of opportunities to get hands on with planning in both the shore-based and practical courses. By the end of the course you should have a good understanding of what you need to think about before setting out to sea.

During the evening course we will also look at aspects of safety such as what equipment to carry.

The course covers the content of the BC Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning award, and participants will receive the associated certificate. Full details of the syllabus can be found here. Although the CNTP serves as a pre-requisite for the Sea Kayak Leader award, it is suitable for kayakers of all levels.

2018 Dates:
Evening course:  31st October, 7, 14, 21 & 28 November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Cost:
1-day course: £85
Evening course: £100
Price includes certificate fee

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Day Trips

These are 1-day trips.

If you’ve done one of our Introduction to Sea Kayaking courses, or have ther previous experience of sea kayaking, why not come on a day trip with us? We will choose the most approproiate location for the weather and the group, allowing you to see the best the Firth of Forth has to offer.

2019 Dates: 5 May, 1 June, 16 June, 6 July, 4 August, 17 August, 15 September
Cost: £89
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