Sea kayak tour: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS

A winter season kayak tour with guide can be magical!

Going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience. Lysekil's harbours are almost always free of ice, but we may find it in a remote bay. Imagine crystal clear waters and no noise!  Marvel at the pristine seascape of the Swedish west coast.

Theme: Fishermen and friends (called FISKAREN in Swedish)
Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing us. The guide will tell you more about fishermen, seals and life along the rugged coastline throughout the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served hot fish soup while stretching your legs.

  • Usually the tour goes Saturday morning. If the weather does not allow this, the tour can be moved to Sunday, if this suits the booked participants.
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  • Can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc.
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Location: Various* locations in the Lysekil area
Season: October-May
Recommended for:  

Everyone (Soft Adventure)

Requirements:

Regular health, able to swim 200 meters
16 yrs, min 160 cm tall 

What’s included:

Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood)

What to bring:  Headgear, reinforcement garments and gloves for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (to store on top of kayak)
Duration:

4 hours with a break (3hrs seated)

Language: Bilingual Swedish/English
Meal: Hot fish soup with bread and beverage
Optional:

Single seating in K1 Kayak

Families with youth 5-15 yrs are recommended to book our tour Seal Safari in stead.
 * As this tour is offered to guests staying at the neighbouring hotels, we change location first of all to an area that is pleasant to paddle in regard to prevailing weather conditions, secondly to a location near where the guests are staying.

Additional Information

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS "BAD" ???
In case of strong wind (+8 MPS), we may either relocate to another 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 may be cancelled altogether. If cancelled, we will reimburse the entire amount, minus a small administration fee. However it is our ambition to offer an alternative activity. For instance, rock climbing if the wind is to hard for kayaking. If so, you will be reimbursed any price difference, except for a small administration fee. Please note that it is always the tour leader/guide of each activity that has the final say, after communication with the participants or group leader.

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.

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.

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.

Drysuit

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.

Highlights

  • Comfortable drysuit is worn October-May. Gloves and hood are optional to wear
  • 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
  • Good opportunities for seal spotting
  • Soft Adventure in slow pace = time to relax and enjoy

Time to unwind and recharge your batteries. 

Route

  1. 6, Norra Hamngatan, Lysekil