Private Kayak Lessons & Coaching

Private Tuition 1-2-1 Coaching

Varies based on student needs.

Price: £179.99 p/seat
Fully Booked!

NOW including our newly developed 'Socially Distanced (COVID-19) Assisted Recoveries'.

Private kayak lessons & coaching tuition for one full day based on the specific needs of the student. The ratio is 1:1 with the coach's full attention for the full day based on the student's exact needs. A 'self-assessment' form will be sent to the student with the coaching plan built around the students 'gaps' in skills based on their feedback on the self-assessment. At the completion of the day, the student revisits their own self-assessment to find where their skills have improved. The day can be as intensive as the student needs and launch venues will depend on the specific needs of the guest.

COVID 19 - All of our courses now teach our newly developed 'Socially Distanced Assisted Recovery' approved for use in deep, tidal and non-tidal waters!

Please Note: This is a tailored one to one coaching day and dates are specific to individual guests so please contact our office on 01473 - 375 026 to arrange your specific date. We can accommodate any weekday too.  

Please email your preference and we’ll try to accommodate it. Thank you.

Weather Remit: A wind of a maximum of 15 knots steady blow and this includes wind gusts. The course will be rescheduled if the wind exceeds this limit and there is further discretion on the part of the Lead Guide with all-night events. Rain, snow and other conditions don’t generally affect our ability on the water. Exceptions are sometimes made and this is at the discretion of your Coach and/or the Operations Director. Your Coach will make a decision based on the wind speed (including wind gusts) in combination with tide strength and direction, time of day or night and size of the group alongside other factors that may influence the safety and comfort of the entire group. NSK wants to get your event completed as soon as possible; please trust the judgement of your coach/Guide.

Launch location TBC
Departure time 10am.
Kayakers - Final times will be confirmed a week prior to the trip based on the tides at the launch site. See Guide Notes tab for final confirmed launch time.
Hikers - Departure time is as stated.
Equipment Kayak, buoyancy aid and paddle provided.
Parking Yes, some free and some pay and display.
Additional Notes Your kayak, sit-on-top or touring kayak (decked), paddle and buoyancy aid is provided where necessary. *Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*


Please read through your confirmation email for guidance on what to wear and bring on the day and feel free to contact your coach on his direct line provided throughout our emails. Thank you.

*Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*


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Wow what a day! Amazing 1-2-1 with Kurt yesterday! Sea kayaking is new to me and I decided to book a 1-2-1 with Kurt to really develop my skills. Kurt and Becky provide a top level experience from start to finish. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I will be booking more trips and courses in the future and would 100% recommend NOMAD Sea Kayaking to anyone who's thinking about taking 1-2-1, course or trip with them.

− Alex Jenkins, Jul 2020

Kind words, thank you, Alex. Looking forward to seeing you on the water in a sea kayak with that shorter paddle for good torso rotation!


I attended a 121 with Kurt prior to my trip to Faroes, Iceland & Greenland - my only previous experience being canoeing in a swimming pool about 30 yrs ago! Kurt took me through the basics including recoveries & capsizes as well as some great tips on technique & helpful advice. Covered everything I asked for & more. Can't recommend this highly enough - book up and give it a go! I'll definitely be doing more.

− mike keen, Jun 2020

I chose the 1:1 coaching session on the strength of the reviews on here, and it did not disappoint! I am new to kayaking and wanted to start with a really good foundation. I also wanted to be able to have lots of time with the coach so I could ask lots of questions. Kurt contacted me before our session to find out exactly what I was after. I wanted to practise handling a kayak on the land, try getting it on and off my car and have it set up comfortably for me. I also thought it would be helpful to learn good paddling techniques from the start! On the day, Kurt and Becky swiftly put me at ease. We started with the basics and then Kurt tailored the session to me at my pace of learning. We also practised assisted rescues and it was reassuring that this is a skill I could use if I need to! Overall, I was super chuffed with the day. I am much more confident on (and off) the water and I had so much fun! It reminded me that adults need to carve out time to have fun and play too!!!

− Louise Howlett, May 2019

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