Taster sessions are designed to give you just that: a little taste of the activity, so you can get a feel for it and decide whether it’s something you want to pursue. Of course they’re great fun, and the perfect way to dip your toes in the water – literally and metaphorically. For families, groups of friends, and younger participants, they offer a chance to try something new together.

Taster sessions are available in all our activities. All our taster sessions last 2 hours, and are provided by a suitably qualified instructor. For groups of 3 or more we can arrange sessions outside the dates listed below.

Taster sessions cost £39 for adults. Book 3 adults on one session and we’ll give you a 4th space free. Sessions are available 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 on the dates listed below.

Please have a look at the session details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com. To make a booking directly through our website CLICK HERE

 

Windsurfing

Our Windsurf Taster session is the ideal way to get a feel for what windsurfing has to offer, and will give you an introduction to windsurfing, showing you how to use the equipment, get you up on the board and basic windsurfing techniques. With our brand new kit and fantastic location its never been easier to try out this amazing sport.

2-hour session from 10.00 – 12.00 for Youth or 2.00 – 4.00 for Adults

2018 Dates: 15 April, 10 June, 15 July, 19 August, 7 October

Other dates may be available on request, please call to discuss

Keelboat sailing

Keelboats are fast, fun, small racing yachts. With our fleet of Hunter 707s you can try helming and crewing, perfect if you want to try multiple jobs on a boat. Keelboats are all about teamwork and great fun if you want to go fast!

2-hour session 10.00 – 12.00 or 2.00 – 4.00

2018 Dates: 7 April, 21 April, 19 May, 9  June, 7 July, 4 August, 26 August, 28 August,  2 September, 30 September, 14 October, 28 October

Other dates may be available on request, please call to discuss.

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaks are a great way of going on journeys along the coastline and across the sea. Sitting in your own individual kayak, you’re about as close to the water as you can get without actually being in it, giving you a unique view of the world.

Please note that we do not have any child-sized sea kayaks, and younger paddlers may find the boats hard to handle. If you wish to book an under-16 on a sea kayak taster please contact us first.

2-hour session Morning 10.00 – 12.00 or Afternoon 2.00 – 4.00

2018 Dates: tbc

Open Canoeing

Open canoes are stable, versatile boats that can be paddled singly or tandem (2 people in one boat), and are designed to journey on lochs, canals, and rivers – including some fairly big ones once you get the hang of it!

2-hour session Morning 10.00 – 12.00 or Afternoon 2.00 – 4.00

2018 Dates: tbc

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world, loved for its accessibility and versatility. All you need to do is jump on and paddle – the trick is to stay on.

2-hour session Morning 10.00 – 12.00 or Afternoon 2.00 – 4.00

2018 Dates: tbc