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“An ok introduction”

Sea Kayak Oban Day Trips
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Owner description: Sea Kayak Oban offers Sea Kayaking courses, trips and sea kayak rental from their base right on the harbour in the centre of Oban. 1-6 day trips and 1/2 day family trips through the school holidays. There longer trips visit the beautiful islands of gigha, Mull, Coll, Colonsay, Seil & Luing as well as the numerous uninhabited islands. Guests are also entitled to great discounts in their wonderful shop.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I joined Sea Kayak Oban for an introductory level course. I did enjoy my day but found the ratio of 1:8 not helpful when it was clear the group had mixed skills and confidence. I was a complete novice and found the pace just a touch too fast. I would have preferred a second sheltered day. I did not feel confident enough for two full days on the water, especially a less sheltered crossing on Day 2. I do think I could have really enjoyed this, if the pacing had slowed down a touch and time given before expecting novices to manage kayaking a distance.

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feldian, Owner at Sea Kayak Oban Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Thanks for your review. With the group of 8 people keen to learn to sea kayak there were in fact 2 very well qualified instructors giving a ratio of 1:4. For much of the first day the group was split into a younger, fitter, hyper team of 3 who thoroughly enjoyed a more adventurous introduction while the other group members enjoyed a much more relaxed intro. They came together at lunch time so that they could exchange & try different sea kayaks in the afternoon.
Following this Sea Kayaking Intro weekend 5 of the 8 participants have since booked on other trips and courses with Sea Kayak Oban. 2 of the participants have bought sea kayaks from our great shop and 1 has aquired enough skills to come back and rent a sea kayak

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Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I did their Inner Hebrides tour and really enjoyed it. We had a nice small group and a 1:2 instructor / pupil ratio which meant everyone got something from it, which is always good, especially with a very mixed range of ability and experience as we had in our group.

All the equipment provided was top quality which is important with the variable scottish weather and once you are kitted up the it really doesn't matter if it's lashing down with rain.

We got to see loads of wildlife including lots of otters and seals.

1  Thank Gibberis
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Sea Kayak Oban are excellent for all levels of Kayakers and will give advice on any related needs you have. Highly recommend them as your first port of call for any kayaking trips or courses.

1  Thank Sian S
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile
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