Sea kayak tour: HERRING HERITAGE

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Kayak tour running in calm, sheltered waters in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN listing).

You’ll find yourself in “Wilderness light”, after only a few minutes of paddling. Nature reserves Stångehuvud, with smooth granite crags, and the Gullmarsfjord, are just around the corner.

Learn more about herring (Clupea harengus) and its importance to the Bohuslän region in the past - and enjoy an open-air herring meal.

A stable sea kayak and dry suit makes you enjoy the moment even more!

 

 

LOCATION: LYSEKIL            Gullmarsfjorden
Season: May-September 
Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure)
Requirements:

Regular health, able to swim 200 meters

Min age 13 and min height 160 cm

What’s included:

Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, outdoor meal

What to bring: 

Headgear, reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (1L, to store on top of kayak)

Duration: 4 hours total (2.5-3 hours seated in the kayak)
Price:

SEK 795              

 

Optional:

Single seating in K1 Kayak

Dry suit rental 

Drybag for phone and keys

Drybag for reinforcement clothing

Extras:

Sauna (upon return)

Havets Hus Sea Aquarium (entry)

 

 

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As we may have to change location due to prevailing weather conditions you will receive a notification about the exact meeting point on the day prior to departure.

Upon arrival you will be asked to complete your trip paperwork and sign a release.

After a safety demonstration the guide will assist you in fitting the equipment.

When kayaks have been launched and everyone is seated you will have an introduction to basic paddle techniques.

The guide will stop at regual intervals to tell you about the fishermen and the marine life.

At lunch time we will alight the kayaks to strech the legs and you will be served a hot soup.

Upon returning you will feel energized and more confident in the kayak, and the guide can assist you in improving your paddle skills.

After placing the kayaks on the rack we end the tour with some stretching and a smile.

Soft adventure

We have planned the tour so that previous experience of kayaking is not necessary. Safety, comfort and enjoyment are our guiding principles as we plan and implement our tours. In the winter months, the pace is even slower to avoid sweating, thus getting cold.

What if? How about?

We will contact you about your measurements in order to allocate the best fitting drysuit. 

You will receive a .pdf with useful information about what to wear under the drysuit, and what might be suitable to bring in terms of extra layer to wear during the meal break. Kayaking in temperatures down to minus 10 degrees works fine with our normal gear, even for beginners. This we know from our own experience.

In case of strong wind (+8 MPS), we may either change area for kayaking, or postpone the tour a few hours.

Depending on prevailing weather conditions time and/or location may be subject to change, or the tour cancelled altogether, or we will offer you an alternative activity. It is always the tour leader/guide of each activity that has the final say, after communication with the participants or group leader.

Highlights

  • Stable sea-kayaks let you enjoy the ride
  • Hot soup and beverage is served during the break
  • Certified guide will pamper you and tell you about the marine life
  • Paddling in Gullmarns naturvårdsområde (Gullmarsfjordens Nature Reserve)
  • Paddling to and around Stångehuvud Nature Reserve
  • Soft Adventure in slow pace = time to relax and enjoy
  • Lysekil is most beautiful when seen from the sea. Welcome to join us!

Route

  1. Lysekil