Q: Can I participate in a sea kayaking expedition if I have no prior experience?
Absolutely! Our sea kayaking expeditions are for everyone. Though we welcome participants of all experience levels, we do not offer courses specifically designed for beginner, intermediate, or advanced kayakers. Our expert instructors will provide comprehensive guidance to help you develop the necessary skills and confidence to enjoy your expedition to the fullest. We recommend maintaining a reasonable level of physical fitness and consulting with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns.
Q: What equipment do I need for a sea kayaking expedition?
All of the essential sea kayaking gear, including kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices (PFDs), hiking, and camping equipment are available to rent or purchase through the NOLS store. However, we recommend bringing personal items such as appropriate clothing, sun protection, and a for personal belongings. Our team will provide you with a detailed gear list and links to the NOLS store prior to your expedition.
Q: Are there age restrictions for sea kayaking expeditions?
We offer course to a variety of age groups. Make sure to check age requirements for the specific course that you are considering.
Q: What is the group size on a sea kayaking expedition?
To ensure a personalized and immersive experience, our sea kayaking expeditions typically have a small group size. This allows for more individualized instruction and fosters a close-knit community among participants. Group sizes may vary depending on the specific expedition but generally range from 6 to 12 participants.
Q: How physically demanding are sea kayaking expeditions?
Sea kayaking expeditions can vary in difficulty, but we offer expeditions suitable for participants of different fitness levels. Prior paddling experience is not required for all our expeditions, and our instructors will provide guidance and support to help you comfortably navigate the waters. We recommend maintaining a reasonable level of physical fitness and consulting with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns.