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Having paddled a kayak before is helpful but not essential, if you lack water confidence give the centre a call directly as we can bring a double sea kayak to help build confidence on your first experience or if you wish to bring a friend.
Our Sea kayaking 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 wild life, 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 tips 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.
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 25 specialist sea kayaks plus three doubles so there are plenty to choose from! All you will need to bring is foot wear for the water, a long sleeved top for under your wet suit and a towel / toiletries. Also bring a warm hat, warm top to carry in your boat and a pack lunch for a picnic on an Island. Participants are encouraged to bring any personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using their own equipment.
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
+44(0)28 4372 2158 or
We've created as much flexibility as possible in how participants can book their place. You can book a one off night but we encourage you to book 4 at a time.