Guided kayak tours

How would it feel to experience and get to know the unique archipelago environment from the cockpit of a sea kayak in a simple, safe and sustainable way?

I offer different types of tours throughout the year for both beginners and experienced paddlers who want to experience the Öckerö islands.

Below you will find a description of the different tour types, booking and what you need to know before booking.

Types of tours

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Guided kayak tour 3 hours

About 3 hours

Paddling around the islets west of Hälsö. We make a beach stop for a refreshing coffee (brought or ordered).

When it gets dark, in the right weather conditions, we can see the magical marble fire as a sea firework during an evening tour (agreement on changed time is made by email or phone). This tour is intended for the experienced paddler who does not need a basic review of technique.

Drybag, drysuit, neoprene shoes and gloves can be rented on site!

Prices

1395:- when booking one person

795:- per person when booking two people

595:- per person when booking 3 people

595:- per person when booking 4 people

595:- per person when booking 5 people

595:- per person when booking 6 people.

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Guided kayak tour half day

Approximately 4.5 hours including a break for lunch

My most popular tour! We take a trip around the islets west of Hälsö and visit seabirds and marine organisms. We make a beach stop where we eat an optional or brought lunch on site. This tour is intended for the experienced paddler who does not need a basic review of technique.

Drybag, dry suit, neoprene shoes and gloves are available for rent on site!

Prices

1595:- when booking one person

1095:- per person when booking two persons

895:- per person when booking 3 persons

895:- per person when booking 4 persons

895:- per person when booking 5 persons

895:- per person when booking 6 persons

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Full day

6 hours incl. breaks for coffee and lunch

We take a trip around the islands west of Hälsö and during this trip we can explore life in the sea and on land a little closer. We will make at least two visits to the beach where we will stretch our legs, eat coffee and lunch together and maybe swim.

Drybag, drysuit, neoprene shoes and gloves can be rented on site!

Prices

2795:- when booking one person

1795:- per person when booking two persons

1295:- per person when booking 3 persons

1295:- per person when booking 4 persons

1295:- per person when booking 5 persons

1295:- per person when booking 6 persons

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Paddling and hiking on Rörö

7 hours incl. breaks for snack and lunch

Rörö is the northernmost island in our municipality. In the nature reserve on the west side you can hike along spectacular shingle fields and on the way we can greet both grazing Icelandic horses and sheep from a distance. In the far north we can see the mighty Carlsten Fortress on Marstrand Island. From Västeräng it is about 5 km to paddle to Rörö. We take a coffee break (brought or optional) on the way there and eat our lunch (brought or optional) on Rörö before, during or after our hike, by agreement. The tour requires some paddling experience (10 km paddling). Remember to bring sturdy hiking shoes for this tour (3-7 km hiking).

Drybag, dry suit, neoprene shoes and gloves are available for rent on site!

Prices

2995:- when booking one person

1895:- per person when booking two persons

1395:- per person when booking 3 persons

1395:- per person when booking 4 persons

1395:- per person when booking 5 persons

1395:- per person when booking 6 persons

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Learn to kayak! Beginner course 2-6 people.

4-5 hours incl. coffee break

In peace and quiet, you will learn the basics of paddling technique, how to get in and out of the kayak without tipping over, how to maneuver the kayak, and how to teach each other. We start in very shallow water in the bay, where you can feel safe. Once you get to know the limits and possibilities of the kayak, we go out a bit and slowly make a short trip around the islets. After a beach stop for a leg stretch and a coffee break, we finish by practicing peer rescues in deeper water (if you want).

Drybag, drysuit, neoprene shoes and gloves can be rented on site!

Price
1095 SEK per participant (minimum 2 registered, maximum 6).

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Kayak rental

Half day up to 4 hours
Full day up to 8 hours

For the paddling enthusiast! At the moment I have a limited fleet of kayaks. However, it is possible to rent my kayaks when they are not used on my guided tours or courses. Most of my kayaks are made of durable plastic, but I also have a few in fiberglass. The kayaks are in different sizes and models. The plastic kayaks are replaced in the fall of 2022 and during the summer of 2023 another double kayak was acquired. The rental includes a life jacket, paddle, canopy, a bilge pump and a wrapped map. After use, the kayak and equipment should be rinsed clean with fresh water and dried out with a sponge, checklists for this are available on site.

Drybag, dry suit, neoprene shoes and gloves are available for rent on site!

Prices
Single kayak half day: 400 SEK
Single kayak full day: 650 SEK
Double kayak half day: 600 SEK
Double kayak full day: 800 SEK

Contact me to book via phone: 0703 308 508 or email:
walker@walkersnatuturer.se
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General tour details

All tours start from Västeräng on Hälsö, unless otherwise agreed. The unique surroundings on the west side of Hälsö offer perfect conditions for both beginners and experienced paddlers. There are plenty of islets and reefs, a lot of shallow bays that separate other boat traffic, but there is also direct access to the open sea with only the horizon to look at. We visit the crabs, nesting seabirds and swaying seaweed forests, and when we land on the rocks, colorful lichens rustle against our feet.

We gather and go through the tour, then we help carry the kayaks to the beach (about 30 meters) and after the tour we help carry back, rinse and dry the kayaks. The route is adapted according to your experience and wishes, as well as weather conditions.

This is included:
- kayak, paddle, cockpit, life jacket, cap
- Personal guide and paddling instructor with solid knowledge of the unique nature of the area, as well as paddling technique and safety.

Options to rent:
- drybag, - cell phone case, - dry suit (mandatory option for water temperature below 15 degrees Celcius), - neoprene shoes (mandatory to wear on top of dry suit), - neoprene gloves If you want to use your own kayak, you are of course welcome to do so.






Important information

I do not require any prior knowledge; I have tours for both beginners and experienced swimmers. However, I assume that you know how to swim and that you are at least 15 years old. Those who are under 15 years old can be accompanied by a parent in the double kayak. You should wear functional clothing (sports or leisure wear) that is easy to move around in and dries faster (than cotton, which cools you down when it gets wet). You should bring water, sunglasses, cap or similar, swimming shoes (neoprene shoes are available for rent in limited supply - remember to wear a pair of thin socks in these shoes. The socks will get wet.), swimwear, rainwear, sunscreen and a change of clothes to pack in a tight pack.

I have kayaks in different sizes to accommodate different sized people. However, the maximum limit on my kayaks is a height of about 195 cm and a weight of about 100 kg. Please state your height, weight and shoe size when booking.

Please read these safety conditions before the kayak tour.

Please prepare yourself by reading the general safety conditions before the kayak tour.

I am confident in performing peer rescue if needed, I also have a tow line and bilge pump with me, as well as a first aid kit. In the spring of 2022, I updated my CPR skills and also took a GSRT course (basic safety and rescue techniques) under the auspices of the Swedish Canoe Association. Since then, I have completed Friluftsfrämjandet's kayak leader training, level 1 and 2, and NOL's WFA (Wilderness First Aid). In the summer of 2023, I also became a certified nature guide, according to the industry organization Naturturismföretagen's criteria, and am thus considered a professional nature guide.