Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Explore sea kayaking on the beautiful coastlines of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular with a five-day course. Perfect for beginners, it covers essential kayaking techniques, sea safety, and journey planning, all taught by expert instructors.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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The coastlines of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular in the UK offer some of the best sea kayaking experiences, and this five-day course aims to introduce enthusiasts to this exciting sport. Whether a complete beginner or just eager to learn, participants can take advantage of guidance from top-notch experts in the field, whose passion for kayaking is sure to inspire.

The course kicks off with a solid introduction to sea kayaking, focusing on the foundation skills required for saltwater handling. Along with practical techniques, participants will also acquire knowledge on tides, weather forecasting, sea safety, and planning coastal journeys.

Day one is dedicated to basic sea kayaking skills, while the subsequent days focus on enhancing those skills and covering essential safety and rescue techniques. Practical learning is complemented by theory sessions on tidal planning and weather interpretation, all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Anglesey and the North Wales coastline.

The Objectives 

We aim to give you a basic knowledge of the sea and equip you with the kayak handling techniques you need for salt water. You’ll also leave with knowledge of tides, weather forecasting, sea safety and planning a coastal journey.

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What to Expect

You’ll spend the first day learning the foundation skills of sea kayaking. Throughout the rest of the week you’ll develop these skills and cover the essential safety and rescue skills to stay safe whilst on a journey along the Anglesey. We’ll also use some theory sessions on tidal planning and weather interpretation.

Experience Required

You should be a confident flat water paddler.

How Should I Prepare?

You need to have kayaked fairly recently before, but you don’t need any previous sea kayaking experience. You need to be fit enough for an active five days.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.