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

National Go Canoeing Week

28th May – 5th June 2016
For the first time, British Canoeing’s highly popular National Go Canoeing Week is moving across the border into Scotland, and we’re proud to be part of it. The theme for 2016 is Journey to Rio, and we as a centre will be clocking up as many paddling miles as possible to add to a national Grand Total.

We will be offering specially discounted 2-hour starter sessions as part of the event, with adult sessions costing £20 and under-16s £10.

Morning sessions run 10am-12pm, afternoon sessions run 2pm-4pm.

28th & 29th May: Open Canoeing and Stand-up Paddleboarding
4th & 5th June: Sea Kayaking and Young Paddlers

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Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing is great fun, grass roots sailing. Dinghies are small sailing boats that can sailed either single or double handed. You will be in control of your own boat with only the wind to power you!

2-hour session from 10.00 – 12.00 or 2.00 – 4.00

2017 Dates: 8 April, 22 April, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 15 July, 5 August, 26 August, 2 September, 30 September

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

2017 Dates: 8 April, 22 April, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 15 July, 5 August, 26 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

2017 Dates: 27 May afternoon, 28 May afternoon, 10 June afternoon, 15 July both, 9 September afternoon, 10 September afternoon

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

2017 Dates: 10 June afternoon, 16 July both, 19 August both, 20 August afternoon

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

2017 Dates: 27 May afternoon, 28 May afternoon, 10 June afternoon, 15 July both, 16 July both, 19 August both, 20 August afternoon, 9 September afternoon, 10 September afternoon