Discover the inspirational activity of Sea Kayaking in the mystical Fermanagh Lakelands and stunning coastline in Northern Ireland on this 3 day beginners learn to Sea Kayak course.
With the aid of our skilled and passionate coaches you’ll not only enjoy guided trips of the local area but also develop all the basics required to continue enjoying the activity in complete confidence.
Is this course for me?
Ideal for both complete beginners and those who have tried Sea Kayaking before looking to take things to the next level, you will be taught by skilled and passionate coaches.
Where is the course located?
Located on its own island adjacent to the island town of Enniskillen amid the stretches of Upper and Lower Lough Erne and midway on the award winning Lough Erne Canoe Trail, the Centre is perfectly situated for all levels of Sea Kayaking all year round
What will I learn on the course?
1.The basics of planning and preparation for your journey to include route choice, fitness and equipment choice.
2.The basics of Sea Kayak handling and paddle strokes.
3.The basics of Sea Kayak navigation to include map interpretation and trail use.
4.The basics of Sea Kayak safety to include hazard awareness, avoidance and emergency procedures.
5.To enjoy the natural environment responsibly using the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’.
What is the course format?
Basic theory shall be covered each morning in our centre while other elements shall be introduced throughout the 3 days with emphasis on the practical application of the theory while out and about paddling. All of the basics shall be covered on days 1 and 2 during two local journeys and put into practice on day 3 on a coastal journey off the Irish coastline.
What does the centre offer?
This Centre has been offering a variety of Kayaking courses since 1996. With highly qualified staff the Centre is has a wealth of experience teaching beginners to seasoned pros.
Located on its own island adjacent to the island town of Enniskillen amid the stretches of Upper and Lower Lough Erne and midway on the award winning Lough Erne Canoe Trail, the Centre is the perfect place to learn to Canoe.
Pubs and Restaurants
Friendly flexible accommodation
Highly qualified coaches
Extensive specialist equipment
When does the course run?
Courses start on either Tuesdays or Fridays all year round – check calendar for availability - or upon request for group bookings (4 or more)
What are the course pre-requisites?
Suitable for complete beginners and those who want to improve existing beginners skills
Minimum age 12
A sense of Adventure!
What is included in the course cost?
6 hours of coaching/guiding each day for 3 days with a professional Sea Kayak coach.
All specialist equipment.
All in course transport (Pre and post course shuttles to and from our centre are available upon request).
All in course accommodation (Centre based with pre and post course accommodation available upon request).
What can I do in my free time?
Enjoy the hospitality of the town of Enniskillen with Pubs and Restaurants.
Enjoy the sites, sounds and attractions of the County of Fermanagh and range of hospitality (Shuttles are available to and from sites and attractions upon request).
If you find yourself hooked on Kayaking, you can enjoy a range of local trails at your leisure in Kayak.
What about local weather conditions?
Due to the flexibility of the course and the versatility of the region, weather rarely impinges upon the course, and remember there’s no such thing as poor weather just poor clothing!