First Step Guided Sea Kayaking Evenings
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
32 Hilltown Road
Our ‘First Step Guided Sea Kayaking Evenings’ will run every Thursday evening from 4th May through to 14th September 2017 (except 13th July). These evenings are aimed at newcomers and are an ideal way to get a taste of what Strangford Lough has to offer paddlers.
The philosophy behind the evening paddles is providing the opportunity for people to gain access to the lough and to enjoy a guided journey among the islands. We will be stopping off on an island for a picnic supper enjoying the wildlife, sunsets and spending time away from it all in a soothing relaxed environment – what more could you ask for mid-week?
Providing coaching is not the focus of the evenings but our staff are more than happy to provide coaching in the form of ‘hot tip and handy hints’ as we journey.
We select our weekly launch site on a Wednesday lunchtime when we have gained the most up to date forecast this will be communicated to you by email or by mobile.
Skills covered includes boat selection and fit – top tips on forward paddling, turning, steering and balancing, safety skills, such as equipment selection, what to carry afloat, what to wear, and guidance on planning simple trips on the sea and journeying safely and independently. We can also offer advice on equipment purchase and joining a club. CANI List of Clubs