Sit-on-Top Kayaking Skills and Safety Course (2 Days)

Learn essential safety practices for sit-on-top kayaking

Sit-on-Top Kayaking Skills and Safety Course (2 Days)

What We'll Cover :

  • Paddling your kayak efficiently
  • Understanding  the weather conditions, wind, swell, and their impact on your safety
  • Self-rescue and assisting the rescue of others in the event of your kayak or our kayaking partner’s kayak capsizing
  • What equipment you should be carrying, why and how to use it
  • Towing others safely
  • Basic map reading skills & must-have apps
  • The Marine Code – an awareness of distances that should be kept from seals and birdlife at particular times of the year and an understanding of why
  • What to do if it all goes wrong

All Kayaking Equipment Included

We can provide everything you need including wetsuits, windproofs, paddles, buoyancy aids and kayaks. Your coach will discuss this with you when meeting you and will provide anything extra you require.

Yes, you can use your own Double or Single Kayak

 

Sea Cave Kayaking Ireland

Sit-on-Top Kayaking Skills and Safety on the Hook Peninsula in Wexford

Elevate your sea kayaking skills with our 2-Day Sit-on-Top Kayak course. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this course is ideal for anyone thinking of buying a sit-on-top kayak or that already has a kayak and is wanting to use it with confidence. Our focus is on ensuring your safety and enjoyment on the water.

What To Expect:

  • Hands-On Self-Rescue Training: Practice essential self-rescue techniques to build confidence and resilience in challenging situations.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced instructors who will cover crucial safety skills, including efficient paddling techniques and understanding weather conditions.
  • Equipment Essentials: Understand the importance of proper gear usage and safe towing practices to ensure a smooth kayaking experience.
  • Marine Code Awareness: Gain insights into responsible wildlife interaction and basic map reading skills to enhance your navigational abilities.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Be equipped with strategies to handle unforeseen circumstances effectively, ensuring you’re ready for any situation.

Join us for this immersive two-day course, where you’ll gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a safe and enjoyable sit-on-top kayaking adventure in Wexford!

What To Bring

  • Bottle of Water / Soft Drink*
  • Footwear you don’t mind getting wet / Wetsuit Boots or Aqua Shoes*
  • Arrive wearing shorts* or bathing suit* so transition into a wetsuit is easy (Please avoid cotton under wetsuit)
  • Sun cream*
  • Home Packed Lunch
  • Sunglasses*
  • Towel*

What Is Included

  • Expert Kayak Coach
  • Full Length Wetsuits
  • Kayaking Safety Gear
  • Kayaking Equipment
  • Comprehensive Tuition
  • Snack & Drink at the Break
  • Chocolatey Hot Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need prior kayaking experience?
Not at all, our experiences are suitable for all, ranging from people who have never kayaked before to experienced kayakers.
What is the starting location?
After check-in at our Booking Office you will then drive yourself the short distance to Baginbun Beach. Here you will get changed into your wetsuit and meet your coach at the starting time. There is parking available in the village for check-in and at Baginbun Beach where you launch from.
Do I need to be able to swim?
No, you do not need to be able to swim. You will be provided with a buoyancy aid, which will keep you afloat if you are in the water and a guide will always be near to help you back into your kayak
Is there a minimum age?
The minimum age is 16 years old
When should I arrive?
You should check-in at least 30 minutes before your tour start-time at our Booking Office (Eircode: Y34P778, the big green building on the corner, you won't miss it!). Please be prepared to wait for people checking in ahead of you.
Are there weight or height restrictions?
There is a maximum weight limit for our kayaking experiences. The maximum weight limit for our single kayaks is approximately 125kg / 20 stone and the combined total weight restriction for our double XL kayaks is approximately 190kg / 30 stone. There are no height restrictions.
Do minimum numbers apply for the experience to go ahead?
Yes, a minimum of 3 participants must be booked in for this experience to go ahead. If this is not the case we will be in touch to reschedule.
For more Frequently Asked Questions click here:
https://www.theirishexperience.com/faq/

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