On this page you will find practical information about kayaking, safety, how prepare and what to expect.
If you have further question do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
What should I bring?
- Mobile phone with coverage and full battery.
- A bottle of water
- Clothes appropriate for the season, the weather and for being on the water.
Good to have
- Hat or cap
- A snack / some food
- Bathing shoes (you can also be barefoot)
What clothes should I wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that can get wet. Avoid cotton clothing as it can become heavy and uncomfortable when wet. It’s also a good idea to wear a hat/cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. For colder days, wear some layers so you can regulate your temperature. You may get quite warm from the physical workout.
For first time paddlers, or anyone paddling on a cold day we recommend that you bring an extra set of clothes for change in case you fall in the water.
You get in and out of the kayaks in the water. If you prefer not to be barefoot you should bring a pair of beach shoes or sandals that you can use in the water.
How much luggage will fit in the kayak and how should I pack it?
Our kayaks have two storage compartments that can hold a small backpack and/or some small to medium size dry bags. We recommend packing only what you need for your trip and distribute it in several smaller bags if needed. It’s a good idea to pack your gear in waterproof bags of some sort.
Will I fit in the kayak?
Our kayaks should fit most adults between 160 cm and 190 cm and weighing between 55 and 90 kg. The width of the cockpit chair is 44 cm. The cockpit opening is around 47x86cm.
If you have any concerns about fitting into a sea kayak, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. You may also want to try out a sea kayak in a local store to get an idea of what it’s like.
Numbers to call
- In an emergency always call 112 directly.
- If in need of assistance call the tour operator, be sure to exchange numbers before you go out:
- If you need to be rescued but are not in an emergency and can’t reach the tour operator, call the local Sea Rescue: +46705808144
You are responsible for your own personal safety. Before you go out on the water you should:
- Be able to easily swim 200 meters in the open sea
- Understand that cold water is dangerous and if paddling in May when the water is still rather cold, always keep close to the shore.
- You are 100% sober and drug free.
- You are well, not ill or having a fever.
The amphibious regiment of Gothenburg sometimes practice in the Archipelago. Most often they use blank ammunition, but at specific times they may shoot live rounds. For this reason ALWAYS check if there is an ongoing training with live ammunition going on before you paddle on your own. You can ask your tour operator or check on the website here (in swedish).