To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable paddling holiday it is important to consider your fitness and previous kayaking experience prior to departure. You do not need to be an expert kayaker or know how to roll, however, it is important to have a sound level of fitness and, most of all, a sense of adventure. In general, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trip. It’s a good idea to begin some regular exercise like walking, jogging, cycling or swimming well before your trip. While our trips are graded Easy, Moderate and Moderate Plus to assist you in choosing the trip that will suit you, the degree of difficulty of the trip will ultimatly depend on the weather we encounter. To prepare for your trip, we recommend some prior paddling experience in a kayak with a spray skirt. If possible, you should pratice assisted rescues before your trip departure as well as paddling in a variety of conditions. However, even if your experience is limited, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your suitability. There is often ample time to gain the required experience before you depart. We may be able to recommend a reputable sea kayak operator in your area for tuition.