Outdoor West offers guided tours of 2-4 hours (soft adventure) into the calm waters surrounding the town of Lysekil in Gåsöarkipelagen and on Saltö fjord. Our longer tours (5-7 hours) run between Brofjorden in the north and Gullmarsfjorden (Gullmarn) in the south.
On our tours we tell you about what we see and what previously happened at the scene. With the kayak we will come close to the eelgrass beds, fish nursery ponds, for example. Longer trips also include a dining experience withlocal ties and local produce.
Our tour leaders and guides love to share the best we know, the unique Bohuslän nature: the rocks, fjords, bays and salty grass meadows. Come join us to experience the best Bohuslan has to offer; food, interesting locals and one of the World's most beautiful archipelagos.
The different tours have different names that reflect the theme of that tour. Tours are adapted to the different seasons in order to appeal to the majority of guests, those who seek a combination of easy paddling, and want to get to know the local culture. The trips that are longer than 3 hours also includes a meal experience.
Our equipment is adapted for those with little or no previous experience of such as sea kayaking and during the winter season, we always have a dry suit on paddle trips and the pace is low in order to avoid transpiration. In addition, we spice up your experience with elements of the local culture, history and locally based food experiences.
We start the tour with a safety and techniques briefing. We hlep you to fit the equipment and those who want get advise on their paddle technique.
When receiving you booking confirmation you will also receive advise on how to dress properly for the tour and what is suitable to bring as reinforcement clothing.
FESKAR'N Always using comfortable dry suits and a hot fish and clam soup. Extra low pace. Add-on: sauna in Lysekil's Kallbadhus. Winter season: Oktober - April
Tour to an island where we cook the locally produced, fresh blue mussels (Mytilus Edulis). We enjoy the savoury crustations with condiments in the setting sun. Suitable for families with young children that may play, swim or participate in the coocking process. Effectiv time paddling approximately just over one hour. Total time: 4 hours maximum. Season: May-September
SILLSTRYPAR'N Tour to Saltöarkipelagen or on the Gullmarsfjord. Theme: Herring and canning industries from 16th century until today.-tal till nutid. Total time: 4 hours maximum including a break to try the herring buffet. Season: May-September
The sea shimmers, the granite is red in and Lysekil can be glimpsed behind the next island. Outdoor West will guide you to the city close to nature and gives you an insight into the local cultural history. Stable kayaks and tours in calm water allows everyone to relax and enjoy the experience.
Experienced paddlers can turn out to sea and enjoy the outer archipelago. (Rent kayak here)
Here you will find Träleberget with its impressive climbing wall and an ancient hill fort, Stångehuvuds nature reserve, and Bohuslän's bare rocks. Herons, minks, mackerel and sea birds we can see in the summer. Wintertime there are most curious seals - and clear waters.
On our tours we tell you about what we see and what previously happened at the scene. With the kayak we will come close to the eelgrass beds, fish nursery ponds, for example. Longer trips also include a dining experience withlocal ties and local produce..
Depending on weather conditions, we may have to postpone a trip or change location. It is always the leader of each activity that determines this at every occasion. We will do this after consultation with the booked participants.
Our ambition is to always offer an alternative activity such as kayaking guests can be offered climbing if the winds are to strong.
Safety, comfort and enjoyment are core values when planning and implementing the tours.