k2: CITY PADDLING with open sea

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Enjoy the beautiful granite crags that surround lovely Lysekil!

A steady sea kayak well suited for novices will make you apreciate the scenery even more! You will be paddling in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN Traveler listing).

Theme: City and Nature
The guide will stop at regular intervals to let participants have a rest and to tell you about the surroundings. What you will see on a tour will vary in accordance with prevailing weather conditions, and the participants on that very day. Normally this tour will run to Havsbadsparken and the guest harbour on the southern side of the peninsula. On the way we pass the spectacular Stångehuvud Nature reserve with its mix of pristine nature and reminisents of quarrying 100 years ago. If the group wants we may head out into the archipelago. The wind direction, speed and the wave amplitude will limit what is possible.

  • Some departures are reserved for families with children from 5-9 years, and guests accompanied by their dog. We stay close tho the shore.
  • Some departures are reserved for adults (from 16 years). 
  • There are also designated sunset/full moon/bioluminiscence tours. Clic here

As the fairway around Stångehuvud is crowded and boat captains have been known to be reckless it's an advantage to go in a group. The guide will give you safety tips and talk about what you see during the trip. We are there to assist your entering and alightning the stable twin kayaks, and to teach basic techniques and safety issues.

  • Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is completed.

    City paddling (stadspaddling) short facts:

LOCATION: LYSEKIL Northern and Southern Harbours and the Stångehuvud Nature Reserve           
Duration: 2.5 hours  (max 2 hours seated in the  kayak)
Breaks: Several short breaks without leaving the kayaks
Level: Novice, beginner or unfamiliar with ocean kayaking
Requirements: Regular health and arm strength
Season: May-September 
Age limits: The level of difficulty and hence the age limit will differ between different departures:
from 5, from 10 or from 16 years.
We have no fixed upper age limit. Call us if in doubt.
What’s included:

Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, with spray deck, paddle and life jacket.

What to bring: 

Headgear, a bottle/flask with 0.5L with water
Sunglasses  (with safety cord)

Language: Bilingual Swedish/English  
Meal: None
 
Children/youth:

Children  5-15 are welcome when accompanied by one paying adult each.
On some departures it is possible for a single parent to paddle with one child (5-9) and one youth (10-15)  who is charing a kayak with the guide or another adult.

Dog:         You are welcome to bring your canine friend when it is not windy. As you are the only one paddling a heavy twin kayak you must be rather fit and strong.
A  small dog can be kept between your legs. 
Larger dog: book as  "child 5-9 yrs"
 
Additional  cost:

Single seating in K1 Kayak

Opitonal:         Bring your own ocean kayak and join the guided tour. (selected departures)

 

Rescheduling or cancellation

If we/the organiser (OWS) must cancel a booking (due to unfavourable weather conditions) we will contact you to reschedule to another day/time. Would you choose to rebook to another activity the remaining balance will be debited from you card (but only if the new activity costs more).
Add our cancellation insurance to increase your options:
Cancellation insurance is booked as an add-on, after entering participants data, prior to checking out your online basket. You can choose between to price levels and time limit for cancellation/reebooking (2 or 48 hours). This insurance can not be added retrospectiviely. Once paid the cancellation insurance will cover this:
  • We will help you to change time, day or even choose another activity without extra charge. The balance will be either be remitted to or debited from your debit/credit card.
  • Would you need to cancel any one of the participants, or the entire activity - please contact us min 2 or 48 hours respectively, prior to departure. When we have confirmed by phone, you send us an email and we will transmit the refund (except the insurance fee).

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.

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The tour will normally start in the Northern Harbour. We paddle at a leisurely pace towards Stångehuvud's nature reserve. If the weather permits, we continue towards the Havsbadet area and the Southern Harbour.

After a safety breifing the guide will help you adjust the gear. When all paritcipant's kayaks are launched you will get a paddle technique crash course and off we go.
Upon returning everyone will help eachother to rinse the kayaks and hang gear to dry before we part company.

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 execute our tours. .

 

Highlights

  • Soft Adventure = slow pace, novices and beginners
  • Steady twin sea-kayaks let you enjoy the ride
  • Guide telling the "Stångehuvud story"
Weather permitting:
  • Paddling to/around Stångehuvud Nature Reserve
  • Seafront views: Curman's villas and Vikarvet museum
  • Old Seaside Resort area and the Gullmarsfjord
The city of Lysekil looks most beautiful from the sea. 
Welcome to join us!

Route

  1. Norra Hamngatan 6, Lysekil