Sea kayaking is another way to explore the ocean and enjoy the benefits of an adventure at sea. Fun, relaxing and safe; kayaking is a great way to test your skills whilst maintaining an enjoyable cruise through our gorgeous waters. Kayaking has become one of the fastest growing water sports in a stunning and easy access location. Your fully qualified kayak instructor at our Alive hub situated at the West Strand beach, Portrush. You will be fully equipped with all necessary safety equipment whilst working in-line with social distancing protocol. Once geared up we will then make a short (approx. 5-minute) walk from our Alive base around to Portrush Harbour where you will be fitted to a specific kayak for the duration of the session.
Kayaking with Alive Adventures.
After a quick warmup and familiarisation with all of your new equipment, your instructor will detail an important and necessary safety brief to ensure a fun, safe session is had by all. Then it’s time to hit the water! Once afloat your instructor will coach you in a few of the basic strokes to keep you moving in the right direction. As your water confidence grows, we will look to play games and set lots of optional challenges for you to have a go at in order to refine your new skills, whilst staying close to shore. To finish, (weather permitting) we will end with a short journey around Portrush Harbour/West Bay to put those new paddling skills to the test and continue the fun!
MORNING SESSION – SPLASH AND DASH
This session is pitched at children aged 10-14 who want to experience kayaking through playing lots of water-based games and challenges, ensuring we have as much as fun as possible!
AFTERNOON SESSION – INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
Suitable for anyone 14 years and up who want to try kayaking for the first time or who want to build more experience on the water.
What do I need to bring with me?
All specialist equipment for the activity is provided but we do ask that participants bring the following:
- Change of clothes
- Extra footwear that can get wet (e.g. trainers or wetsuit boots – please no flip flops as we want something that covers the whole foot)
- Medication if applicable and Suncream
What Can You Expect From
Your Kayaking Lesson?
- Three-hour Kayak lessons
- All equipment and tuition provided
- New, warm winter wetsuits
- A brilliant laugh, great exercise and lots of memories!
- Pictures on request
We can take up to 5 people in a Kayak lesson.