Paddlesports

Paddlesports

Paddle Ducks Watersports Adventure Week 6 - 8 year olds

Summer holiday kayaking and canoeing courses

Sunday Sea Kayak Trips for individuals, families and groups

Summer Holiday Paddlesport Courses

Over the summer holdays we run a range of paddlesport courses for young people. These courses feature five sessions of 1 ½ hours that run over the course of a week. They are aimed at two different levels with beginner aimed at people who have little or no experience and the intermediate for those with some paddling experience and are competent at basic strokes. Whilst primarily the sessions are based in kayaks they may also involve the use of kayaks, canoes and sit on top kayaks. We also run a Paddleduck adventure week for younger children aged 6-9years old with the aim of inspiring young people to take part in watersports through fun based sessions.

Paddleducks Watersports Adventure Week

Ages 6-8 years old

During these weeks the children will take part in a variety of watersports appropriate to weather. Sessions are aimed at improving confidence on the water and in a kayak or canoe but predominantely focus on having fun in boats and inspiring progression in the future.

We ask parents to remain at the lake during these watersports sessions

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August  2017  

Time- 9.30 - 11.00

Price- £60 per child per week

 

Beginners Paddlesport Week (ages9+)

All beginners sessions will be based on Mooragh Park Lake using open Canadian canoes, kayaks and sit on top Kayaks.

Dates- Monday 24th - Friday 28th July 2017 9.30 - 11.00

Cost- £15 per session or £60 for 5 sessions

Improvers Paddlesport Week (ages 9+)

Sessions will be based on Mooragh Park Lake, Ramsey Harbour, Ramsey Bay or Sulby River as appropriate to the group.

Monday 31st August - Friday 4th August 9.30 - 11.00 2017 £15 per session or £60 for 5 sessions

£60 for a Monday - Friday 5 session course

 

Young Persons Sea Kayak Based Expedition (On Island)

Ages 14+        21st-24th August 2017

This young persons week is firmly based upon themes of adventure and exploration. We will explore the islands coastline by sea kayak, camping or biviing on various beaches along the route. The expedition will be based upon sea kayaking however will also explore the coastline via coasteering and climbing. All specialist equipment will be supplied by the Venture Centre including; kayaks, safety equipment, wetsuits, tents and food.

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                                                  Sea Kayaking

The Isle of Man offers the perfect place to experience the adventure of sea kayaking. The Islands extensive wildlife and dramatic coastline are perfect to enhance your kayaking experience with each trip typically seeing many seals and a variety of sea birds. A sea kayak allows you to get a closer view of the coastline of the Isle of Man and explore caves and coves which are restricted to small vessels. Whether you are a regular paddler looking to improve your technique, a novice wanting to learn basic safety skills or just wanting to go for a relaxed paddle around the beautiful coastline, we can arrange something to suit you.  Tuition can be given to complete BCU star awards and trips can be arranged to suit you.

If you have a group of people from on or off the Island and would like to arrange your own course, trip or expedition then please get in touch and will be happy to help. Kayaking can be combined with other activities to provide a multi activity day, or longer.

 

 

Equipment

We use high quality equipment.  Our fleet of kayaks consist of specialist sea kayaks, , capellas and horizon double sea kayaks. Our general purpose boats include pyrhana TG and TG Lites, Robson Moonsters pyranha G 3s.

Sunday Sea Kayak Trips

These trips are run throughout the day every Sunday for most of the year. They are open to people of any kayaking ability and aim to use various sections of the Islands coast throughout the year. All equipment and instruction is included. Longer day trips, multiple day trips or evening paddles can be booked by arrangement, just give us a call or email us to discuss your requirements.

£25 per person for approximately 2 hours April  - September

 

 

Swimming Pool Kayaking training

These sessions provide a warm and sheltered area to practice kayak safety skills or learn to roll. They are ideal for people new to the sport who want to gain more confidence, or people who want to perfect their roll. We can give tuition for all types of safety skills including rolls and rescues. All equipment and tuition included. These sessions are usually run during the colder months of the year as during summer our lake in Ramsey offers a shallow safe area to practice these skills.

Contact us for details

Sea Kayak Expedition Weekend

This weekend is perfect if you have been on coastal sea kayaking trips with us before and want to progress to a short expedition, or just want the experience of a longer kayak journey. We will be travelling self sufficiently along the coast of the Isle of Man for two full days with an overnight camp inbetween.  All equipment is provided including boats, instruction etc. Food is not included.

By arrangement £110 per person minimum charge 4 persons

 Island Based Sea Kayak Expedition

By arrangement

This expedition lets you  explore the coast of the Isle of Man, while camping out in secluded coves and beaches. Large areas of the coast will be covered and everyone will hopefully find areas they have never seen before. Plenty of wildlife shouldl be seen over the expedition including seal, puffins and hopefully basking sharks!  We hope topaddle around the island during this time-weather permitting.  We would expect participants to be intermediate paddlers and have attended safety sessions before hand.

 

 

Phone 814240 to book any of the above