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Kayak rental

Are you a proficient kayaker wanting to do your own trip? We have sea kayaks for hire.

What do you get?

The package includes the kayak, paddle, spray-deck, wet suit boots, paddling jacket and buoyancy aid (PFD). Flares are also provided.

Pogies, laminated maps, pump and deck compasses are also available at no extra charge.

The kayaks can be delivered by trailer anywhere within a 15 mile radius of Oban. Greater distances can be arranged for a small extra charge.

Sea kayaks at Oban ferry terminal by Sven Schellin.jpg (90241 bytes)Capella sea kayaks on Coll.jpg (117744 bytes)Sea kayak camping on Coll by Sven Schellin.jpg (120252 bytes)Coll seal by Sven Schellin.jpg (114816 bytes)

Pictures courtesy of Seafreedom rental client Sven Schillin. Click the picture for a larger image. See Svens own site for more pictures and information

Price

Number of days First day Second day Third and subsequent days
Price/kayak set 30 25 20

Safety

Sea kayaking in the UK has a good safety record and we intend to keep it that way. Therefore, we can only rent kayaks to people who are suitably competent.

This means people who have been assessed and approved by Seafreedom kayak, or:

If you believe that you are competent paddlers but don't hold any qualifications, the bottom line is as follows:

For sheltered water, (within the sea lochs and inner sounds) everyone in the group must:

The group leader must: 

For anywhere beyond sheltered waters:

Please don't tell us that "you will be OK because you sail/dive/windsurf/row/live by the sea" because we will blow our tops! it just doesn't work like that. Please take our word for it, we know what we are doing. We have your safety at heart. We are putting it before our profit

If you are thinking of renting a kayak to paddle on your own and you haven't actually got BCU 4 star minimum, don't even ask, unless you want a lecture on how stupid it is to paddle on your own without a reliable Eskimo roll and a lot of knowledge and experience.

 

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