Courses, Expeditions & Availability

  I  regularly update our program and list of courses for the forthcoming season.

Check regularly for updates and my availability. However we are more than happy to tailor a course for your specific requirements. Please do feel free to contact us for a no-obligation chat about how we could put together the perfect trip or course for you!

Lanzarote 2021 – tbc
How about a week or two of Winter sun paddling in Lanzarote in February/early March? Following this years amazing trip we are aiming to repeat the trip in 2021. Our current plan is for week 1 to be general paddling and week 2 to be run as a BC Sea Kayak Leader/Coastal Sea Kayak Award course subject to interest. This is not a beginners trip so you’ll need to be about Sea Kayak Award (3*) standard but NO ROLL required! Because Lanzarote can get quite windy, our price includes only 4 days out of 6 for kayaking. Other days will be subject to weather and additional kayak hire cost. Alternative activities can be done instead such as cycling and walking (or chill by the pool or theory session or…).
2 Dates: 18 – 25 February, 25 February – 4 March (tbc)
Accommodation: Flexible options with variable prices (tbc) in our own Villa in a quiet position in Playa Blanca with private pool and sun terraces with washing machine, sun loungers and BBQ.
Includes: 7 nights accommodation as above, 4 days kayaking with full kit, lunch and guide(s) (and my chef skills for some evenings!)
Price: £tbc
Non-paddling partners may be possible,  subject to numbers, at a reduced price. Ask if you would like us to consider this.

Smash n Bash and Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Courses

Places are limited to 12 for CN&TP and 16 for Smash n Bash, with some places already taken! CN&TP courses are £75 per day which includes a Howard Jeffs SKANA. Smash n Bash courses are £65 unless otherwise stated.
I am pleased and proud to report that the Smash n Bash course now qualifies for 18 BC CPD credits.

Sadly, all my Spring Courses have been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

I hope to run these and more in the Autumn. 

Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre, Shieldaig Lodge Hotel, Badacho, Gairloch. Contact Cory Jones ( for more information and a booking form.

29th March 2020 – cancelled
Smash n Bash Kayak Repair Workshop
30th March 2020 – cancelled
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

2020 Spring Courses – cancelled

Sea Kayaking Development courses – cancelled

A 2-day Sea Kayak Leader Training and 2-day Sea Kayak Leader Assessment course will also run in Gairloch from Tuesday 31st March to Friday 3rd April 2020. Contact Cory Jones ( for details and booking form for the Gairloch courses.


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