SCOTLANDS SEA KAYAK CENTRE in Oban OFFERS Great Sea Kayaking Holidays, Learn To Sea Kayak with Excellent Coaches and Visit Our Wonderful Sea Kayak Shop.
There is still a lot more to go on the online shop but its a start and we will add more when we have the time.
SEA KAYAK & Surf Ski DEMO DAYS
Killington Lake, Cumbria (just off M6) Saturday March 15th
Aberdour, Nr Edinburgh
Stonehaven, nr Aberdeen
Largs Marina Sunday March 16th
We will bring the boats people ask for plus Kokatat & Peak clothing to size & try on for fit & Werner paddles & Epic Wing paddles and the new Epic Surf Skis V6, V10 sport & V8. There is lots on the trailer but still some space. There will be 3 of us so a great time to ask questions and try something new.
Sea Kayak Oban for November is Open 10am to 5pm. Sometimes we are around earlier when the National Kayak School has sea kayak courses running. Closed Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
IMPORTANT , We do have Stock boats of all the Northshore Sea Kayaks and the most popular Valley Sea Kayaks as well as many others. We can usually arrange delivery to some where near you. If another shop tells you that no one has stock then give us a call to prove them wrong. All our staff are sea kayakers and so far in 2013 we have been kayaking in France, British Columbia, Thailand, Cornwall, Sweden and Chile as well as all over Scotland. We wont try & sell you something because its what we have and if we think a boat that we dont stock is the right sea kayak for you we will send you to whoever sells it. We have a huge range of sea kayaks from different manufacturers most of which are made in the UK and are much better made than those from very far away countries where there isnt a cat in hell’s chance of the seller ever sending it back to the factory if its faulty.
We will never ask you to pay full price for an item that is not in stock.We will only ask for a max 30% deposit, unless its a custom made import such as a special size of drysuit. Recently quite a few people paid other shops in full for kayaks in advance and never received the kayaks from shops that subsequently changed names / stopped trading.
Lots of new stock from Patagonia & other Outdoor brands as well as Sea Kayaking gear. Also some great kayaking novelties email@example.com This stunning weather continues so its really worth the drive. Why not take our Valley Rapier 18 for a spin or a Point65 XP18 or new in the Epic V6 and V8 & V10 Sport along with the Epic Wing paddles ? Come and talk to us about things to do in Oban.
Come to Oban and enjoy the Autumn weather and enjoy browsing the huge selection of Sea Kayaking Equipment, fashionable Outdoor Clothing (including Patagonia, Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Smartwool) and the cosy book corner. Just 50 metres from our doorway you can try any of our 40 Demo Sea Kayaks. It continues gloriously sunny here on the west coast (though with a few showers) .
For some great personal sea kayak coaching email National Kayak School
Yes we are renting sea kayaks so if you dont think its worth bringing your own on the off chance you will get a day free for a paddle we have got the answer or if you want to paddle the Scottish Sea Kayak trail we can arrange full outfitting or just rent you a top of the range composite sea kayak.
Excellent Package options on Northshore Atlantic RM and Northshore Atlantic LV RM (now 3 layer plastic) We have a good stock of Valley Sea Kayaks, Northshore Sea Kayaks and P&H sea kayaks
Sea kayak hire or rental in Scotland has to be from Oban we couldnt be more convenient. From Sea Kayak Oban its 50 metres walk to the harbour and head off into the wide blue yonder or catch a ferry (sea kayaks are free) to numerous idyllic islands. For the inexperienced we have “sit on top ” hire available with inflateable roof racks.
This year we saw dolphins, seals, basking sharks and otters within 10 minutes paddling of the slip.
For the gnarly paddler there is the Falls of Lora, the Corryvreckan & the Grey Dogs.
For the sandy beach lovers there is Colonsay, Iona, Gigha , Coll & much more.
Or simply join one of our Sea Kayaking Courses & learn to Sea Kayak.
For more pictures check out the Sea Kayak Oban photostream on Flickr
You can be sure that we will always have more sea kayaks for sale & to Demo than anywhere else in Scotland.
Always in Stock
Northshore Atlantic, Atlantic LV and the new Ocean 17 & 17.6 and the Northshore Atlantic RM, Northshore Atlantic LV RM and Aspect RM
The award winning Composite Necky Eliza especially designed for women and its slightly larger partner the Necky Chatham 17 composite and the Chatham 18.
Wilderness Systems Tempests 165 in plastic
Proving very popular the Perception Essence 17 also Expression 14 & 15
Main dealers Valley Sea Kayaks in Scotland and have the Brand New Valley Etain 17.7 , 17.5 & the new 17.3 composite available to Demo. Also Nordkapp & Nordkapp LV, Avocet & Avocet LV and the plastic Etain 17.7 & 17.5 , Avocet
Zegul Greenlander & Greenland T. Tahe Reval HV composite
Great paddles from Werner, Epic & Ainsworth
Great COLOURS in Warm Fashionable Clothing.
Smartwool in all weights and exciting colours.
Patagonia lots of the warm and smart stuff (includes down jackets, fleeces and wind & waterproofs for sale in Oban).
Keen winter boots, rugged footwear and of course sandals.
For those of you who are not sure sea canoeing is the same as sea kayaking its just an older term. Open canoeing is the same as Canadian Canoeing. Sea kayaks do perform much better on the sea or exposed lochs ie in windy situations than open canoes. If you dont like the idea of being enclosed check out our super safe sit on tops or fishing kayaks as they are also known.
Come to Oban Scotland’s Sea kayaking Centre!