Enjoy the sunset and Lysekil by night!
As the sun sets northwest of Lysekil everything calms down. Boats are fewer and the colours are magnificent.
The guide will give you an introduction to paddle techniques and navigation in darkness and assist your entering and alighting the kayak. For safety reasons the age limit is 13 years and minimum 160 cm. You will paddle in a steady tandem kayak. Starting late september we will offer drysuits.
From late June the sun sets earlier every week and our departures will start earlier as days get shorter. 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. If the group wants we may head out into the archipelago. The wind direction, speed and the wave amplitude will limit what is possible.
By mid August chances to experience bioluminiscencent algea increases. They will glow as water is swirling around the paddle blades. Some nights it's sparkling, other nights nothing at all. There is no way of telling in advance. We'll head out as the sun is about to set, returning when it's pitch dark. As bioluminescence is hard to see when it is windy we recommend you to add the 48 hrs cancellation insurance.
* Full moon
On the night of the full moon, and the evening before and after you may enjoy a magical hour at sea and a walk that awakens your senses.
|LYSEKIL Norra Harbour with Stångehuvud Nature Reserve or Saltö fjord
|2-2.5 hours (max 2 i n the kayak)
|Several short breaks without leaving the kayaks
|Novice, beginner or unfamiliar with ocean kayaking
|Regular health and arm strength
Bioluminicence/full moon departures:
No night vision or balance problems.
|Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, with spray deck, paddle and life jacket.
Lanterns (source of light that is worn on your head or attached to the kayak).
|Safety cord for your glasses
|Youths (min 13 years old, min 160 cm) share the tandem kayak with an accompanying paying adult.
|Bring your own ocean kayak and join the guided tour.
But you must be well acquainted with ocean kayaking in that kayak.
We have planned the tour so that previous experience of kayaking is not necessary. Safety, comfort and enjoyment are our guiding principles.