Sit-on-Top Improvers Day

Take your Sit-on-Top kayak skills to new heights with our one-day Sit-on-Top Improvers course.

Designed for participants with basic skills and paddling experience, this course is perfect as a follow-up to our Sit-on-Top safety course or for those looking to level up their abilities.

Join us for a day of focused training and skill development, guided by experienced instructors.

1 day course

All equipment provided

Further develop you skills

On-site camping and Accommodation

£120 + 6% booking fee

Details & Itinerary

Enhance Your Skills and Confidence Exploring by Kayak

Are you eager to expand your kayaking abilities and feel more confident on the water? Our Sit-on-Top Improvers course is designed to take your skills to the next level. While it is highly recommended to have completed our Sit-on-Top Safety Day, it is not essential, as we will provide a comprehensive journey along a suitable section of coastline for the day’s conditions.

Building on Previous Knowledge

During the Sit-on-Top Improvers course, we will build upon the skills covered in our previous course. We’ll delve deeper into map reading, weather interpretation, and understanding tides to navigate the coastline effectively. With practical exercises and real-life scenarios, we aim to reinforce your knowledge and help you become a more competent kayaker.

Mastering Manoeuvring and Rescue Techniques

As part of the course, we’ll focus on improving your manoeuvring skills to navigate through challenging conditions with ease and confidence. Additionally, we’ll dedicate time to enhancing your rescue techniques, ensuring you have the skills to handle various emergency situations should they arise.

Your Path to Kayaking Excellence

Our Sit-on-Top Improvers course is designed to provide you with the necessary tools to become a proficient and self-assured kayaker. By honing your skills, improving your knowledge, and practicing manoeuvres and rescues, you’ll gain the confidence to explore new waters and embark on thrilling kayaking adventures.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Join us for the Sit-on-Top Improvers course and unlock your potential as a kayaker. Expand your skills, gain confidence, and enjoy the rewards of exploring coastal wonders from the seat of your kayak.

Book Now and take your kayaking journey to new heights with our Sit-on-Top Improvers course. Limited spots available, so secure your place today and embark on a path of kayaking excellence.


What we will cover:
  • Master efficient kayak manoeuvring techniques.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of wind, weather, and their impact on safety and enjoyment.
  • Develop knowledge about tides and how they affect kayaking.
  • Learn essential map reading skills for effective navigation.
  • Practice self-rescue and assisting others in emergency situations.
  • Acquire the skills to plan and execute enjoyable kayak trips.

Join our one-day course for a comprehensive journey covering all these topics and more.

What you should bring:


  • Lunch is not provided, please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day/course (in a suitable container to be taken on the kayaks i.e plastic food container)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Drinking water
  • Hat

On cold days: Bring a jumper or fleece that you don’t mind getting wet.

On hot days: You might wish to bring clothes to wear kayaking that you don’t mind getting wet (much more comfortable than a wetsuit). The kayak coach will advise on this during the introductory talk.

What we provide:

We will provide all equipment or you can use your own.

We will have available:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Wetsuits
  • Windproofs
  • Drysuits (in winter)
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Tow Lines
  • Dry Bags

Your coach will discuss this with you on arrival and can provide anything extra you require.

Minimum participants to run: 1

All of our courses are guaranteed to run with only one person booking.

You can book your course safe in the knowledge that it will run, even if it’s only yourself booked on!


Want to know why we’re operating this way?

With many years of experience in the kayaking world, we have all been frustrated when we book a course and make plans around it, only to be told shortly before that the course will not be running due to low participant numbers.

We want to be as customer-focused as possible. We have committed to running all courses even if only one person has booked.

Yes, this does mean we are operating at a loss in these instances, but we think you’ll be so impressed with the service we offer that you will be returning and bringing friends with you in the future!

And it’s a day out at sea doing something that we are passionate about, so we all win!

Taught By Experts

A passionate team that is dedicated to helping customers on their personal journey in kayaking.

Small instructor to group ratios to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

All Kayaking Equipment Included

We can provide everything you need including wetsuits, windproofs, paddles, buoyancy aids and kayaks. Your coach will discuss this with you when meeting you and get anything extra you require.