The dramatic Ligurian coast of Italy is our base for Sea Kayak coaching. Based in the small Surf town of Levanto, right next door to the Cinque Terre, we explore the rocky coastline, develop personal and rescue skills and tour the famous regions of the Costa Liguria, and dependent on weather conditions including the Portofino peninsular and the Cinque Terre. Depending on what the conditions bring us there will opportunity for rock hopping, paddling in swell and developing surfing skills.
The 5 Day course is aimed at those who already have some experience on the sea. We spend two days exploring the coastline, getting stuck into lots of rock hopping and surf, and getting out into the conditions where we can. The second part of the course then has a more technical focus based upon the 3 Star Sea Kayak Syllabus. From our Italian base of Levanto, we are then ideally situated to explore the stunning local paddling, and the other famous areas of the region including Cinque Terre, Portofino & Portovenere. Conditions of course do vary, but whether we have calm or windy and rough weather and seas, we’ll ensure you get the most out of the course. As with our other courses, we run with a 1:6 guide to customer ratio.
Completion of the BCU 2Star or equivalent. Good flat water skills. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.
Personal Paddling gear if you have any, swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, drinks and snacks
All equipment, BCU 5star guide, small group ratios & accommodation (excluding: transport, food)
Meeting point: Levanto, Liguria, Italy
Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.
Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.