2 hrs, MAY-SEP
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ALL ACTIVITIES are booked and paid for online - no later than 2 hours before start.
Guided tours and short courses on the sea and in calm waters outside the city of Lysekil. Our equipment is adapted for those with little or no previous experience of sea kayaking. Our tour guides love to share the best this area has to offer: the cliffs, the sea, the fjords, the bays, the seaweed and the eelgrass meadows in one of the world's 10 most beautiful archipelago layers.
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Lysekil is exposed to the sea. It provides great opportunities to get out into the outer archipelago, but it also means that and we are dependent on "suitable weather" to be able to conduct paddling in this area. Sometimes it may be enough for us to change the place of insertion. We continuously ADJUST our range of scheduled, bookable kayak trips. This means that more departures can be added in the event of high demand, while other activities may have a changed departure time or be canceled altogether, for example if they are less suitable due to wind strength and / or direction, rain or other.
Therefore, do not wait until the last minute to book. If there are no bookings when the weather is bad, we may "close the store" even in high season. Prices vary between different price categories, and depending on the choice of day of the week and start time.
SOME DEPARTURES ARE DESIGNATED TO BRING CHILDREN OR DOGS:
Our guided tours are booked online. Departures (time and day of the week) may vary depending on the season. Would there be contradictory information at any time, it is the booking system that takes precedence.
Our activites have names that alludes to the theme of the tour in question. They refer to local professions and phenomena, mostly in ancient times, such as Beach dwellers (squatters), Fishermen, Curbstone etc.
Starting in the Northern Harbour of Lysekil (Norra Hamnen) we get familiar with the kayaks and if the current weather conditions permint, we will cross open sea in order to pass the tip of the peninsula, Stångehuvud on our way to the Southern harbour where we take a look at the guest harbour and oceanfront restaurants etc. Would the winds be less permitting we will paddle in along the northern part of the Stångenäs peninsula and its islets along the Saltö fjord. Total tour lenght: 2.5 hours. Season:June-August. Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
Tour in the Saltö archipelago or on the Gullmarsfjord. Theme: Herring and canning industries from 16th century until today. Total time: 4 hours maximum including a break to try the herring buffet. Season: May-September. Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
RECOMMENDED FOR FAMILIES
We set of in a leisurely pace to an island where we jointly cook locally cultivated blue mussels and enjoy the setting sun. Suitable for families with young children that can roam around the island, take a swim or help out preparing the meal. The time of actual paddling is approximately one hour, so this is a tour for anyone who wants a short tour to a calm islet. Total tour length: 4 hours Season May- September Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
Tour goes thrue the Saltö archipelago towards Stora (Great) and Lilla (Small) Kornö. Tour theme: Herring, fishing, seafaring and wreckage. Totally 6 hours, including one break at Stora Kornö for a walk to the geologically interesting cave and herring buffet, and an afternoon break for coffe/snacks. Season: all year, unless too windy Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
We go to the nature reserve and island of Bassholmen, once an important place for the local seafaring industry and local fishermen. The sheltered waters of Nordströmmarna. Tema: Sill- och konservindustri samt båtbyggeri. Totalt 4 eller 6 timmar, med rast för att provsmaka sill i olika inläggingar. Vi passerar 3 olika naturreservat. Season: all year Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
Kayaking during autumn, winter and spring can be a magical experience. On this tour we always use comfortable dry suits and serv a hot fish soup. See the film Seal safari for inspiration, eller Read more/BOOK NOW! See film
As we are situtated on the tip of a peninsula with only a few skerries between us and the North Sea Lysekil can be eposed to foul weather. This means that we sometimes have to relocate the time or place of departure for a guided tour in order to keep our guests comfortable and confident. It is always the activity leader who has the ultimate say whether to abort or cancel an activity.
Our ambition is to always be able to offer an alternative activity that is less weather depending. One such example is offering kayaking for climbing guests if there is a light rain, or offering cykling or climbing to kayakers if the wind is to strong. Such alterations however are always communicated in advance.
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