Outdoor West offers guided tours 2 - 4 (6) hours, in calm waters near the town Lysekil. Our outdoor equipment is adapted to beginners and intermediate paddler without previous experience from ocean kayaking. Furthermore we will spice up your experience with local flavours, both local food and local lore.
Our tour leaders and guides love sharing their devotion to the county of Bohuslän: the rugged crags, fjords, salty meadows and the sea. We invite you to discover the best of Bohuslan: the food, the people and one of the world's 10 most beautiful archipelagos.
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.
GOOD TO KNOW PRIOR TO BOOKING:
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BOOKING POLICY, "WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS NOT OK" ETC download our BOOKING INFO that you find on each activity.
We offer rental service for shorter and longer tours paddling on your own. If you are have no previous experience of sea kayaking we suggest you join a guided tour, or book a crash course. Book your kayak rental here.
Please note that the coastal weather can change in an instant. The direction of wind and waves can change during a short break, especially at mid day. Do not over estimate your own skills and the ability to handle emergencies among companions At least one person in every party ought to have experience in leading and execute rescue and recovery procedure of a companion that has capsized. Adjust your route in accordance with the level of proficiency of the least experienced member of your party.
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.