Intro to Sea Kayaking - Level 2

Brightlingsea, Essex
"First time out since December, so really needed this course - thanks Nomad. A definite step-up from the Introduction Level..."
(7 customer reviews)
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Intro to Sea Kayaking - Level 2

Duration: 6-7 hrs. Distance: +/- 4nm. Group Size: 6-12. Coaches: x2. Coach Ratio: 6:1. Incl: Kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid. Skills: Confident. Fitness: Basic++

£209.99 p/seat

Elevate Your Skills: Introduction to Sea Kayaking - Level 2 

Building upon the foundations laid in our Introduction to Sea Kayaking - Level 1 Course, our Level 2 offering is your gateway to mastering the art of navigating moving waters with confidence & finesse.

Moving Waters, Unmatched Mastery:

  • Embark on a dynamic day trip filled with immersive coaching & practical application, designed to refine your techniques & bolster your sea kayaking proficiency.
  • Explore the exhilarating realm of moving water, swell, and small surf under the expert guidance of our seasoned coaches.

Essential Skills for Tidal Waters:

  • Dive deeper into the intricacies of sea kayaking in tidal waters, equipping yourself with the knowledge & expertise needed to navigate safely & effectively.
  • Learn essential strategies for managing your sea kayak amidst varying currents & tidal conditions, ensuring your confidence & competence on the open sea.

Coaching Every Step of the Way:

  • Benefit from personalised coaching tailored to your individual needs & skill level, empowering you to overcome challenges & unlock your full potential on the water.
  • Receive real-time feedback & guidance as you hone your control strokes & refine your assisted recovery techniques, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of safe & exhilarating sea kayaking adventures.

Transformative Learning, Unforgettable Experiences:

  • Immerse yourself in a supportive & engaging learning environment, surrounded by fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for exploration & adventure.
  • Discover the thrill of mastering moving waters as you navigate swells & surf with poise & precision, embracing the exhilaration of every twist & turn.

Secure Your Place Today:

  • Don't miss this essential opportunity to enhance your sea kayaking skills & elevate your understanding of tidal waters.
  • Enrol in our Introduction to Sea Kayaking - Level 2 Course today & embark on a transformative journey of growth, discovery, and unmatched adventure.

The Basics
- Progressing your existing skills to vertical & horizontal moving water, small swell & surf to 3 feet.
- Deep water with tidal flow.
- Negotiating marine traffic & basic seamanship (rules of the road).
- Introduction to marine V.H.F. radios & demonstration.
- Practical towing; short & long tows.
- Refresh Assisted Recovery.
- Learn Self-Recovery.
- Equipment & clothing check.
- SAVE 5% on the retail price!
- Starts at 10am, finishes 4-5pm dependant on weather & group.
- Straight forward skills & information you need to know, no B.S!
- You'll be safety conscious & aware of your environment with a lot of confidence!
- Have fun .... or why bother!

Award Winning Coaches
- Our coaching team has been recognised as highly commended.
- Amongst the most experienced coaches in the U.K with 18 years of full time experience on the sea globally.

All Inclusive
- The price you see is what you pay, no hidden costs.
- Everything you need to enjoy this experience is provided.

Options at your Discretion
- Select a different type of kayak to suit your needs.
- Ensure your valuables remain dry & secure with our optional Peli box range for hire or purchase.
- You can even opt for insurance that provides extra dates in case of unforeseen bad weather.
- You can use your own kayak & equipment if you choose to.

- Our fleet of kayaks are high quality & stable.
- We have 100% safety track record over 18 years!
- British Canoe & I.S.K.G.A trained & qualified, full time coaches.

Low Impact
Kayaks are low impact & friendly to birdlife, marine mammals & sea life.
- No engine noise.
- No water pollution.
- Gentle & slow.
- Interaction Policy is in place which minimises any stress on animals (or paddlers). *See note at bottom of page.

Great exercise for core (abdominals, obliques & torso muscles).
- Fresh air, sunshine, wind, salt water!
- Rebuild your confidence learning skills you never thought you could.

Recommended Activity by the Mental Health Foundation
- See Thriving with Nature Guide.
- Tranquility & beauty.
- Open space & time with yourself
- Make new friends, make new memories.
- Focus on fun!

Offset your Carbon Footprint
- You can offset your personal carbon footprint for this event with a click of your mouse.
- You can even donate a tree sapling or hedging & visit your growing tree in years to come.

Level up your sea kayaking journey - Reserve your spot now!

Spring into action & seize the opportunity to become a master of the waves. Join us for an unforgettable day of learning, exploration, and empowerment as you unlock the next level of your sea kayaking journey! 

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Kathryn Walter

May 7th 2022

Great to be back on the water. Coaches give you feedback & pointers on techniques & the confidence to believe you can do it if you doubted yourself! Definitely the next step up from introduction to sea kayaking level 1.

David Richardson

May 7th 2022

Kurt and Becky, couldn’t have been more helpful, and happy. I learnt so much in a short space of time, with individual tuition from time to time was amazing highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to learn to sea Kayak great job thank you very very much. Will definitely be back soon

Thanks for your kind words David, we look forward to welcoming you and Emily again soon.


Nigel Walter

May 7th 2022

First time out since December, so really needed this course - thanks Nomad. A definite step-up from the Introduction Level 1 but not in a negative way, just more time on the water paddling, practicing towing & recovery’s, all of which are really necessary if you’re going to nail it when it really matters. Weather was perfect too, calm sea’s but (very) wet skies....ideal 👍😁 Very enjoyable and will definitely be doing it again. Cheers all - Nige.

Good to see Kathryn building her confidence too Nigel. Thanks for your review.


Matthew Hansen

August 5th 2023

An excellent day, well led. I was after an opportunity to be pushed outside my kayaking comfort zone to see what I was capable of. This experience did just that, safely. I recommend anyone considering kayaking in open water to attend this & the level two course. It enhances your skills & knowledge of your abilities. We had the bonus of rain & wind to contend with. Thanks for the opportunity.

You're welcome Matt, good to have you along. I bet you slept well that night!



Launch location

Brightlingsea Sailing Club, CO7 0DY

Next Departure time

18th August 2024, 10:00 AM


Kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid provided. Touring & sea kayaks are available.


Pay & Display.

Additional Notes

IMPORTANT: Equipment; please ensure you have (as a minimum) a reliable whistle securely attached to your buoyancy aid. We recommend you have a reliable assisted recovery & your own tow system to use on the day. If not, please get one here Guide Rope Tow System

If you don't already own the following; sea kayakers on this course should be thinking of the following equipment (although not a requirement);

- Helmet.
- Spare split paddles on deck.
- Emergency grab bag.
- Practical & workable first aid kit.
- Spare warm clothing, food & fluids.
- Three means of calling for assistance e.g. marine VHF, flares, whistle, heliograph, strobe et cetera.
- Tow system.

We cannot store your belongings for you; please leave these in your car or take them with you. You can hire a Peli waterproof box for your event when you place your booking; these are 100% waterproof & sized to fit your mobile phone, wallet, & electronic car keys. There are public toilets nearby.