kayaking & canoe tuition

Kayaking and Canoeing is one of our most popular activities. Why not fast track your paddling skills with a little dedicated tuition in a safe environment? Whether you're working your way through the BCU certification scheme or just want some bespoke tuition to improve your confidence then let us know and we'd be delighted to help.

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BCU 1 star (beginner)

The flat inshore waters of Loch Ken are ideal ground for your first strokes of the paddle! The one star award can usually be covered in one day and our qualified instructors will develop your skills and understanding of the basics of boat control in a variety of craft.

canoe instructor course

BCU 2 star (intermediate)

In this course we will develop your understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact. This is the foundation to the world of paddling and what most centre's look for if you're hiring out equipment.

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youth paddlesports

There's no better introduction to watersports than picking up a paddle at a young age and feeling your confidence grow as you progress as a young paddler. Book onto a course and we'll develop your paddling skills in line with the BCU Paddle Power scheme

safety rescue paddlesports

safety and rescue

Essential extra confidence for those paddling with others and looking for a little guided tuition on what to do for if things go wrong. We would suggest a minimum of one days bespoke tuition to cover the essentials

kayak instructor course

bespoke tuition

A lot of recreational paddlers are more interested in quickly developing the skills and confidence they need without the registration fees and formality of certification. Book anything from 1 to 5 days bespoke tuition to cover the areas you want to cover (minimum of 2 people)

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Rolling Clinics

There's nothing more pleasureable than a morning spent upside down in the water but when you flip for real you'll be glad of the practice! Book in for some tuition and let us show you how we roll!

book now 01556 502011

Booking in is as simple as calling us on 01556 502011. We ask for a small deposit to secure the booking and if you have any questions you're welcome to email us first at gac@lochken.co.uk

For the beginner courses all you need is a basic level of fitness and a sense of fun!

For those taking certificated courses and wondering whether you're ready then just get in touch and we'll help steer you in the right direction.

We would recommend a minimum age of 8 for any certificated courses and there's no upper age limit. If you're under 8 and fancy having a try then why not book onto one of our taster sessions and see how you get on?

All our tuition is based on a sliding scale where by the more days you book in, the cheaper each day becomes.

DurationIndividual RateUnder 14's3+ PeopleMin Deposit
1/2 Day


£48.50£30.00ppPay at time of booking
1 Day£68.00£65.50£45.50ppPay at time of booking
2 Days£135.00£125.00£95.00pp£39.00pp
3 Days£175.00£165.00£140.00pp£50.00pp
5 Days£250.00£235.00£210.00pp£50.00pp