If you have never been in any sort of kayak before but fancy having a go at sea kayaking then this is the course for you. As well as introducing you to the fundamentals of maneuvering your kayak we will also look at safety, weather and tides; and we'll get out on a journey fairly quickly too.

This course is aimed at those that have tried some form of kayaking at least once before and would now like to try sea kayaking. We will look at sea kayak handling skills as well as the safety, weather and tidal knowledge you need to know whilst getting you out exploring the coast.

On the Intermediate course we will look to introduce you to paddling in wind, waves and tide conditions whilst giving you the skills and knowledge to handle them. We will have a look at your current skills and see if they can be improved before testing them in more challenging situations.

On the Inter-vanced course we will start by looking at where your current skills are and then take them into wind, waves and tide conditions and work on your skills and knowledge to make handling them easier. We will then test them in more challenging situations to embed them.

As a reasonably experienced sea kayaker you will probably have a good idea of what you want to look at on this course, and we try to keep it flexible enough to accommodate that. We will look at dealing with strong winds, breaking waves and tide races; boat handling, safety and leadership.

Anglesey is a very special place to sea kayak and attracts people from all over the world. Whether you're an individual or a group, from the UK or abroad, you may want to put together a course of your own with a bespoke itinerary. Please feel free to contact us and discuss your course.

Successful performance at this level indicates an able improving sea kayaker rather than a beginner. During assessment the candidate would be able to demonstrate personal competence paddling in wind conditions of no more than Beaufort Force 3 or Sea State 3 as part of a led group.


This theory course has been designed for paddlers wanting to carry out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots and winds of up to Beaufort Force 4. It is suitable for those seeking their Moderate Water Sea Kayak Leader award.

This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

This course is designed for those paddlers carrying out challenging sea journeys including open crossings in areas of strong complex tidal movement (in excess of 3 knots) and is a prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader award.

This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters.