Kayak paddling & rolling course in Ithaca – Greece

This week is about developing and working on your kayak skills in a beautiful small island in the Ionian sea, Ithaca. If you want to fast track your experience, knowledge, skills and increase your confidence, then this course is for you! There will be plenty of opportunity to do rolling as well as honing in your technique for forward paddling with a Greenland paddle in all conditions. 

Explora has teamed up with Patrick Moore from OneMoore Adventure to bring this unique paddling week to the 2017 kayaking calendar. 

TRIP DESCRIPTION: 

Five days of Greenland paddling around Ithaca with skinny sticks (Greenland paddle), the highlights of the Ithacan coast in daily outings with 6 nights B&B ins hared rooms (individual rooms also available). 

Explore the elegance and ease of Greenland strokes; engage the extensive Greenland rolling repertoire. This small, unspoilt island has a unique and spectacular coastline. Paddle the clear, blue Mediterranean waters Greenland style; explore sea caves and cliffs; relax on deserted beaches; explore uninhabited coves. 

Each morning we meet at a cafe at 9.30am for breakfast and to make a plan for the day, go over individuals’ goals and discuss our learning objectives. We will put those into practice during the day, get on-going feedback and do an end-of-day review every evening. Each day will build on the experience of the previous and there will be plenty of opportunity to practice those skills that require development.

Departure is at 10.30am and return is around 4:30pm.  Each day will involve 3-4 hours paddling/coaching with 2-3 generous stops, for skills practice, snorkelling or swimming, or just lying on the beach. 

In the evenings, after a hot shower, enjoy a drink in our cafe or take a stroll around the Village.  Then dine out at one of the local restaurants, all within walking distance.

If you would like to chat about the course, the skills you will learn of its suitability for you, get in touch: adriana@exploraexpeditions.com

If you would like to check out more photos andmore info click here.

PRICE: £795 for a shared room. To book you will need to make a £150 deposit and the trip is payable in full by the 1st of June.

The price is for a shared room. If you would like a single room, we can arrange it for a surcharge.

ROOMS: Rooms are shared but if you would like to have a single room, we can arrange it for you at an extra charge.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

5 guided day-trips

All kayaking equipment

Coaching

Snorkelling equipment

Transfers to and from launch/landing points as needed

6 nights accommodation at the Captain’s House in shared rooms

Continental breakfast every morning

Picnic lunch and morning snacks every day

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: 

Evening meal (allow €15 to €20pp) and entertainment

Rest & arrival day activities

Transportation to & from Ithaca

For other trips and courses check www.exploraexpeditions.com 

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Please review the Terms & Conditions by clicking on the link below. By booking you accept the Terms & Conditions. 

http://www.meetup.com/Explora/pages/Terms_and_Conditions/ 

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Sea Kayaking Weekend for Beginners with Camping

I have organised this weekend sea kayaking with Woodmill who are based not too far from London and near Southampton. The weekend is suitable for beginners as we will have experienced coaches in the water with us. 

On Saturday and Sunday we will be taken by van by our instructors to the location where we will kayak. This will depend on the weather & sea conditions on the day. 

Kayaking: Each person will have their own sea kayak so it is a good opportunity to learn skills and develop confidence. The instructors will be there to look after us but they can also offer tips & advice. All paddling will be suitable for beginners.

Accommodation: We will be camping at Woodmill Friday & Saturday nights. The tents are provided so you only need to bring a sleeping bag & matt. A torch also comes in very handy.

Food: There is a kitchen in the campsite which we can use and there is a pub within walking distance. So bring food for breakfast and maybe enough to make yourself a packed lunch on Saturday & Sunday. If you a flask also bring it as it is nice to have tea or soup after kayaking.

What to wear: For kayaking bring old trainers or similar that you do not mind getting wet. 

Getting there: The best is to organise a car share which I will coordinate so let me know if you can give a lift or need one. (Costs to be shared)

Booking: Once you sign up, please cotact  adriana@exploraexpeditions.com to pay a deposit and reserve your place.

Price: 

The £165 include all your kayaking equipment including wetsuit & cag, instructors, local transport in the van and camping. 

Please review the Terms & Conditions by clicking on the link below.

www.meetup.com/Explora/pages/Terms_and_Conditions/

Check www.exploraexpeditions.com for other courses, trips and expeditions.

Also we have a very active group on Facebook and post some events which are not on meetup. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploraexpeditions/

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Kayaking in the Pool.

Pool sessions are ideal for beginners to try kayaking in advance of the season on the Thames commencing early spring every Wednesday. For club paddlers this is an ideal environment to practice more complex skills such as Eskimo rolls & rescues.

Clothing- Swimsuit/trunks, rash vest/t-shirt.

Pay at poolside not reception; £5 for members, £8 for non-members, includes access to pool, boat, paddle & coaching as required.

After the session we will generally meet in a local pub for drinks…

For more information about the club, please check out our website & Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/edgepaddling/

www.edgepaddling.com


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Kayaking in the Pool.

Pool sessions are ideal for beginners to try kayaking in advance of the season on the Thames commencing early spring every Wednesday. For club paddlers this is an ideal environment to practice more complex skills such as Eskimo rolls & rescues.

Clothing- Swimsuit/trunks, rash vest/t-shirt.

Pay at poolside not reception; £5 for members, £8 for non-members, includes access to pool, boat, paddle & coaching as required.

After the session we will generally meet in a local pub for drinks…

For more information about the club, please check out our website & Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/edgepaddling/

www.edgepaddling.com


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