Kayak trip 2 or 4 hrs: FAMILY PADDLING

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On this tour, you can bring children from 5 years old, your grandmother or the dog - or everyone, at once...
Paddle past the granite cliffs that surround beautiful Lysekil, at a leisurely pace. Look at seabirds and algae, taste seaweed, listen to the lapping of the waves and enjoy the surging of the waves.
We stay close to land and avoid busy waterways. But we may also stick our noses out to feel a bit of rougher waters, and quickly return to safety. It all depends on what you want and dare, and what the weather allows us to do.

Guide and instructor.
The guide will stop for short rest breaks and to tell us about what we see and experience during the paddle trip. You get help before the trip to adjust the equipment and get into the kayak. Next, we go through simple paddling techniques. You will learn a little about what you need to think about if you are going to paddle on your own along the coast. After the tour, we go through how kayaking equipment is to be handled.

  • Families with youths from 12 years, can also choose City paddling with open sea.  (i.e. Swim and snorkeling tour)
  • To paddle at night in sea fire (bioluminescence) or enjoy the sunset  Click here

Kayak trip: 

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: 2 hours from gathering until we part, i.e. including changing, security briefing, etc-
We spend a little more than an hour in the kayak, without going ashore. 
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.
Children (5-9 years) must be accompanied by an adult/child.
Maximum 3 young people (10-15 years) together with at least one adult.
Dogs: Since we go close to land, you can bring a dog on the boat. How much it costs depends on whether the dog can sit in the same cockpit as you, without hindering your ability to paddle.
A larger dog needs to have its own cockpit, and must be so calm and obedient that it does not jump into the water out of fear or to hunt waterfowl.
This is how we define "big" and "small", but you have to make your own judgement when making your reservation:
Small dog, max 10-15 kg, which sits on your lap or in a boot.
Large dog, from approx. 15 kg, which sits/lies in its own cockpit.
Your dog have to wear its own life jacket. You are able to swim 200 m and is strong enough to paddle alone with a larger dog in a tandem kayak.
We also have a kayak with room for a large dog and 1 adult, and 1 youth (10-15 years), alternatively 2 adults.
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 nose, cheeks, lips, nose, ears  and top of hand 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 and 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 cancelled, 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 to take care of such business prior to arrival. There are few toilets in the archipelago...
Meal: Not included.
Language: English and Swedish
The number of guests: Min. 4 persons, max. 8
For larger groups, please contact 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 # of participants 

  • 4 participants (paying 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 "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 completed 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 prior to activity start.
NB! When booking a "Private departure" or "Mini-group" any cancellations must be made 14 days prior to 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 need 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) in order 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 assist you in adjusting your equipment. Once the kayaks are launched and everyone is ready, it's time for basic paddling technique.

We paddle at a leisurely pace towards Kramkistan and Stångehuvud nature reserve when the weather permits. Otherwise, we keep to the protection offered by the islets Stora and Lilla Skeppsholmen. When we return, everyone helps each other to pick up, and rinse kayaks and other equipment before we finish the day's activity.

Family fun

We have adapted this tour to the needs of families with kids and dog owners. We stay close to the shore and take several breaks to discover what goes on under the kayaks.  



  • Listen, see and taste the Swedish West Coast
  • Stable family kayaks
  • Guide that will tell you about Lysekil and the nature
Family fun - on the children's terms


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