Kayak trip 3hrs: CITY PADDLING or open sea

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Would you like to try paddling in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos?
According to a recent CNN Traveler listing, the seascapes around Lysekil and the Swedish West Coast are stunning. You can come along on a beginner-friendly trip in stable ocean kayaks.

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 during a trip will vary due to the prevailing weather conditions. 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 reminiscences of quarrying 100 years ago. 

Option: Visit a small island
If the group wants we may instead head out into the archipelago to one of the islands. Maybe there is time for a quick jump from the cliffs. Just in case, bring your swim gear and a towel if you want to take a swim in the manner of the locals. The wind direction, speed, and wave amplitude will limit what is possible.

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 you in entering and alighting the stable twin kayaks, and to teach basic techniques and safety issues.

  • For families with children from 5-11 years, and participants with dogs, pls choose Family paddling.
  • Would you like to paddle in sea fire (bioluminescence), sunset or at night?  Click here

Kayak trip 3hrs:
CITY PADDLING with open sea

Area: LYSEKIL  We paddle mainly in the area between the Small and Greater Skeppsholmen in the Northern Harbour, and Kramkistan in the Stångehuvud nature reserve
Season: October-May, usually Fridays and Saturdays
Duration: 3 hours from gathering until we part, i.e. including security briefing, etc-
We spend a little more than an 2 hours in the kayak.
Landfall/break: Usually not, but there is time for a short walk ashore if someone needs to stretch their legs or want to take a swim.
Level: Novice/Beginner and intermediate
Guest requirements: Normal health; i.e. no known problems sitting still, e.g. circulation problems, etc.
Max 110kg and/or 200cm (Length and weight limited by dry suits and cockpit size and possible leg length.) 
Children/Youths: Children/youths under 16 years only together with paying adults, unless you book a private departure for just your group.   
Please also see Family paddling 2 hrs
Dogs: Please see 2 hrs Family paddling
Included: Guide, paddle, life jacket, and canopy/spray deck.
Place in a stable tandem kayak (K2), shared with another participant. In case of an odd number of participants, one of the participants paddles with the guide.
Bring: Wind/waterproof jacket or fleece. (Check the weather forecast)
Water to stay hydrated (approx. 33-50 cl). The water bottle can be attached with elastic cords to the top of the kayak.
Waterproof bag, if you are going to bring your phone or camera.
What to wear: Sun hat/cap/buff. Sunglasses if needed.
Sunscreen SPF15 or higher (applied to the nose, cheeks, lips, nose, ears, and on top of hands at least 30 minutes BEFORE arrival) if needed.
(A long-sleeved shirt usually provides enough UV protection. Wet cotton will cool you down.)
Come changed, preferably in trousers s and a sweater in wool/synthetic/functional material.
Avoid sneakers and boots.
Better take sandals, semi-soft slippers, flip,-flops or even better: bathing shoes.
Rain/wind: We run the tour even if there is light fog or the risk of light showers.
In case of wind strength around 3-4 m/s, we make contact with registered participants the evening before the activity. Depending on wind direction and temperature, the tour may be canceled, but if possible we will change the day and/or starting location.
Dressing room
There is a restroom next to our premises in Norra hamnen/ Northern Harbour.
We recommend taking care of such business before the activity begins. There are few toilets in the archipelago...
Meal: Not included.
Language: English and Swedish
The number of guests: Min. 4 persons, max. 10
For larger groups, please get in touch with us well in advance.
Meeting point: 6 Norra Hamngatan, in Lysekil's Northern Harbour
Parking: Alas, it's only 2 hrs near our premises. We recommend Drottninggatan 4, 300 meters SW.
We recommend downloading the Easy Park app (from Google Play or App store) and setting up an account prior to arriving.

Check availability/book:

  1. Click the button BOOK NOW! to see available dates.
  2. Click on the desired day in the calendar, and selectable times/departures will appear.
  3. Click on the desired departure time to see the availability of bikes with different frame sizes and price/price categories for each departure. There will be no binding booking until your payment is completed.

Minimum number of participants:

  • 4 participants (paying the full amount) are required for us to carry out the activity.
  • If you book for 1-3 people, the following will happen: Your ticket will have a water stamp "Reservation". The booking amount will be reserved from your payment card, but we will not collect the amount until the minimum number is reached (no later than 24 hours before the start). Only then will you receive a booking confirmation and a PDF ticket via email.
  • By booking a "Mini Group", you can ensure that the activity is carried out on the day and time you book, even though you/you are only one or two people. If more participants book, and participate, we will, after finishing the activity, credit the difference.
Cancellation policy:
Brief on refund
Individual participants (max 7 persons) except those having booked a "Private departure" may cancel as late as one week before the activity start.
NB! When booking a "Private departure" or "mini-group" any cancellations must be made 14 days before the start.
Re-booking: We can help you to reschedule a trip or replace it with another of our activities, provided you contact us no later than 48 hours before the original departure time.
If the organizer needs to cancel a booked departure, e.g. due to the weather, etc.: Depending on the weather conditions, e.g. risk of thunder or persistent rain and/or wind, a guided bike tour may have to be postponed (very rarely earlier)  for all participants to be able to participate and feel safe/comfortable.
We will contact our booked participants, who can choose between postponing the booked activity to a later date or participating in an alternative activity, such as a cave walk or rock carvings/petroglyph safari. Any difference will be refunded.
If we cannot agree on a reasonable compensation alternative, you will get back the amount paid, minus an administration fee of SEK 50.


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Normally we start in Norra Hamnen. Please arrive 5 minutes before.
After a safety briefing, the guide will help you adjust the equipment. Once the kayaks are launched and everyone is ready, it's time for the basic paddling technique. When we return, everyone takes part in taking care of and rinsing kayaks and other equipment before we finish the day's activity.

When the weather permits we paddle at a leisurely pace towards Lysekil's southern Harbour, passing Kramkistan and Stångehuvud nature reserve. Would the participants like to go out into the archipelago instead, there may even be time for a quick bath. 

Soft adventure
You do not need previous experience in ocean kayaking to participate in this trip. Safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our watchwords when we plan and carry out our tours.



  • Guide telling the "Stångehuvud story
  • "Weather permitting:
  • Paddling to/around Stångehuvud Nature Reserve
  • Seafront views: Curman's villas and Vikarvet museum
The city of Lysekil looks most beautiful from the sea. 
Welcome to join us!


  1. Norra Hamngatan 6, Lysekil