3 hrs 800 SEK
Learn how to get into your kayak from land and back into the kayak when out at sea. We go through a safety briefing while paddling and learn different paddle techniques. Bring a change of clothes, a raincoat if needed, bathing clothes and some water to
A tailor-fitted course similar to the beginners course, with more technique training and tips concerning routes, wind and waves. Bring a lunch package, a change of clothes, a raincoat if needed, bathing clothes and some water to drink.
For those of you that like the feel of the surge beneath your kayak and salty spray on your face. On a three-hour long paddle trip we learn how to enjoy the power of nature and understand what can be fun whilst respecting the dangers involved. This course
can be booked at short notice to take advantage of suitable weather conditions.
This tour is available from 15 June - 31 August
We start this tour in the afternoon on dry land with a feast of fresh prawns from Grundsund's own trawler Atlantic, along with a light beer. This can be eaten indoor where you are hosteled or out in the open, maybe out on the sea cliffs above the
harbour. Please feel free to bring other refreshments if you so desire.
The following morning starts with a light breakfast in the apartment before heading south on a 1.5 hours paddle to Rågårdsviks Pensionat where a full breakfast awaits.
After breakfast we head north along the east coast of Skaftö, passing west Malö, Ängö, Flatö, Bassholmen and Bokenäset up to Gullmarn. We have water and fruit with us on board if an energy kick is needed. Once out on Gullmarn, our journey turns
West-South-West toward Fiskebäckskil. We take a lunch stop at Lyckans jetty to eat a herring buffet at Brygghuset. After lunch we head back out to open water in a westerly direction past the northwest tip of Skaftö. Once out in the Gåsö fjord, we
paddle south 1.5 hours, arriving back in Grundsunds harbour. After a good day's paddling of 20-25km we enjoy a first class evening meal at Pelles Restaurant, situated beside the kayak jetty. Here you can relax, enjoy the company and watch the sun
setting in between the islands.
The following day you free time with the kayaks. Breakfast is in the fridge. Lunch is up to you - there are five restaurants on the island and two cafés. Apart from the restaurants that you’ll already have visited, the island offers several other
cafés and restaurants: Smultron & Tång in Grundsund; Golfkrogen in the middle of the island; Restaurang G in Gullmarstrand, Fiskebäckskil; Mareld café & bar and Café Sylrutan in Grundsund. If you prefer to be out on the water all day then you can
order a basket lunch from Mareld or Syltrutan in advance. The flat has to be cleaned and the key returned by 12.00. Cost 3,750 SEK. Click here to book >> or contact firstname.lastname@example.org +46 707-33 22 40.
Information sheet about paddling Skaftö
Book a fantastic weekend trip for you and your friends in the wilds of the Bohuslän coast. No fixed dates - contact us to arrange your weekend!
Are you a beginner and want to learn as much as possible straight away or have had a little experience on day trips and want to develop your kayaking? This weekend will see us out on the water the whole weekend, paddling in the Gasö archipelago or paddling
round Skaftö, depending on the wind and weather. The course starts at 13.00 on Friday and finishes on Sunday at 17.00. We sleep overnight in tents. Lunch on Sunday is at Pelles restaurant.
Cost 3,750 SEK including kayak, spray deck, paddle, lifejacket and food. Packing list for the weekend paddling is attached below.
13.00 Welcome, safety drills and exercises, tea/coffee and snack.
14.00-16.00 Safety exercises, re-entering the kayak and helping others re-enter.
17.30 Evening meal on the jetty.
18.30 Paddle out to the camping site and pitch tent. Evening round the campfire.
Paddling - the makeup of the group and the weather decide our route.
On this leg we practice navigation, wave paddling, have time to develop our paddling skills and eat good food.
Saturday's work on paddling techniques continues.
14.00 Arrive Grundsund.
15.00 Late lunch at Pelles Restaurant.
17:00 End of course.
Are you a medium paddler who want to have some more experience from longer tours and who also want to meet the autumn at the Swedish West Coast. Welcome to join us on an unforgettable kayak experience in September 2018.
We paddle ou't from Grundsund and heading north on a six-day trip, sleeping overnight in tents and cooking our own food on Trangia cookers or on an open fire. Weather and sea conditions dictate the pace and route that you and your eight paddling companions
decide to take. After lunch on Friday we meet up with our transport back to Grundsund.
The course includes safety, navigation, paddling techniques, wind, waves and outdoor life. We may even have the opportunity for some night paddling. Apart from all this you will experience the euphoria and exaltation that is part and parcel of
a tour through the serenity of the early-summer or late-summer coastal nature in Bohuslän.
The course starts on Sunday at 10.00 with a course briefing and safety exercises before we set off on our journey later in the afternoon. The course finishes on Friday at midday.
Price 6.500 SEK inc. kayak hire, paddle, spray deck, life jacket, sea chart and food. Please inform us of any special food or dietary requirements when booking.
A booking fee of 1,500 SEK can be lodged in Balanspunkten Bank account, Iban: SE615 0000 0000 5032 100 6941, BIC: ESSESESS, write your name and the dates of the trip. Send a mail with your food requirements, address and telephone number. If you
have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call or send an email.
Packing list for weekend paddling which is to be found at the bottom of the page should be complemented with thermal underwear, boots, windproof jacket, sunglasses and an extra change of clothing.
We meet in Grundsund, at 10 o´clock on Sunday and take a fika (Swedish coffee) together and share some about the following days. The weather forecast is discussed for the tour planning.
After the meeting we have some safety and paddle technique practice done before lunch. The afternoon is filled with packing of the kayaks and then we leave the Grundsund harbor, heading south.
The length of the days, sitting in the kayak, are decided in relation to the wind and the waves. Therefore no camping spots is mentioned with details. The night nr. one is slept trough somewhere outside the Orust Island . On the day nr. two we pass Orust and paddle along the west side of the Tjörn Island. Maybe we find a nice spot on the west side or on the south side of Tjörn the following night.
At day nr. three we reach Marstrand, a famous Island south from Tjörn. We have a guided tour on the "castle" and the village around. There are a lot of west Sweden history on the spot. In the afternoon we reach a nice Island south from Marstrand for the evening and night. Day nr. four is a day where we paddle outside Hisingen Island, reaching the north archipelago of Gothenburg where there will be a night nr. four, somewhere.
In the morning of the fifth day we have to find out if the weather let us visit the Vinga Island at the entrance of Gothenburg harbor. There we meet the well known siluett for all the big and small sailors passing into Gothenburg. Our afternoon is spend paddling over the highways of the sea reaching the south archipelago of Gothenburg where our last night is meant to be placed. The following day we do a nice paddle tour in the archipelago and in the afternoon we paddle into the amazing entrance to the harbor of Gothenburg. We are heading for the central parts of the city where the tour ends.
If you want to remain as a visitor in Gothenburg, please do. If you want to get back to Grundsund there are some spade for you at the kayak transport.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we start of at 18.00 hour and plan for arrival at 21.00 hour.
Sense the feeling of sitting in the kayak, with a guide beside you, it´s evening and the sunshine is getting soft and reddish. Watch the cliffs while they turn even smoother when the sidelight lift their character. The calm big waves outside the
coastline lifts the kayak whilst you sit and enjoy the scenery,
Sharing this experience with a group of likeminded.
This summer we will give some new experiences to our visitors in Grundsund. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays we offer an evening trip from the quay in Grundsund. The distances will be chosen from day to day, depending on the weather circumstances
and the participants’ former experiences. There will always be a guide with the group.
To participate you´ll need some experience from kayak paddling. We will be out on the sea for about 2,5 hour, you need strength to manage for that long and also some knowledge about how to handle your kayak in the weather expected. Wear appropriate
clothes, bring water to drink and some extra clothes in a waterproof bag for safety.
Book at +46707332240, Christina Ingemarsdotter
Dates: 24- 29 June, 26 - 31 August 2018
The proposed trip will cover 15 km to 30 km per day and is designed for paddlers with a good degree of competence and experience. We sleep overnight in tents and cook all our food in the outdoors. You will be accompanied by a guide and guiding may be
in English. Own equipment is required. Cost 8.600 SEK.
Arrival on starting date in the morning, the course beginning at 11 o'clock and finishes ca. 16.00 on following Friday.
Information sheet about paddling Orust
(For the experienced paddler, min. 2 participants) We begin at 10.00 with coffee and an introduction to our equipment and route. The length of the trip will be governed by the weather conditions and the levels of experience in the group. We have time
to go through some paddle tips and techniques before we set out.
After packing our kayaks we enjoy a good lunch at Pelles Restaurant nearby before heading out on the water towards our first campsite. The evening meal is prepared on gas stoves. The evening is filled with free time and socializing with fellow paddlers
around the campfire (if the campsite and weather allow).
The second day's paddling combines fantastic views, good food and perhaps even a bathe in the clear salt water. A new campsite offers a resting place for a well-earned sleep.
The final morning's paddling ends up back at the jetty in Grundsund where we eat a late lunch and unpack our equipment . We conclude our expedition with a review of the trip, finishing at 15.00.
See the packing list for your personal equipment. Kayak rental, paddle, spray deck, lifejacket, bailer, sponge, tent, gas stove and food are included in the expedition fee.
Do you want to go paddling in the Spring?
Why not spend a 4 days weekend with us, taking a day-tour to Käringön and the oyster bar at Friday. And participate on a crayfish fishing tour on Saturday? And find yourself eating a crayfish dinner you never will forget on Saturday evening? We’ll live and eat well at Rågårdsviks Pensionat.
Arrival on Thursday after lunch and then invited on a guided tour with a local guide telling stories about the surroundings and history. A two course dinner will be served in the restaurant.
After a full night sleep in a single room a breakfast buffet will be served in the morning. We start out the Friday with a gathering and a walkthrough of the day agenda. We’ll then supply you with dry suits and help you to get dressed, followed by helping you into the kayaks. We’ll then be paddling to Käringön in daylight (the days are fascinatingly short during winter in Sweden) and will arrive sometime in the afternoon. On Käringön we’ll stretch our legs during a short stroll that’ll lead us to Karingo – Oyster & Champange Bar. At the bar we’ll get some oysters and Champange while sitting in a hot saltwater tub outside on the jetty. When we are satisfied the local fisherman Bobbo will come and pick us and the kayaks up with boat back to Rågårdsvik for another dinner at the restaurant.
The Saturday will be a crayfish day. Morning is free to having a walk or a tour with a bike. After lunch Bobbo the fisherman will take us out for crayfish fishing in his boat. In the evening there will be a great meal, three dishes, made of crayfish at Rågårdsviks pensionat. The Sunday’s paddling will be along the Skaftö shoreline where wind and waves will determine our path, a simple lunch will be arranged for the Sunday tour.
Dates: 5-8 of April 2018
Price: Price: Thursday-Sunday, guides, kayak, dry suit, visit at Karingo Oyster & Champange bar, crayfish fishing tour, crayfish dinner, bike rental
single room with full board at Rågårdsviks Pensionat 9 750 SEK/person
Winter time, when Bohuslän become a pure wilderness.
Winter is the season when the nature truly set demands on our possibilities. For kayak paddlers it means traversing a new grandeur landscape. With the conditions of the winter season we have to be humble to cold and wind. This means paddling carefully at a calm pace with a tightly gathered group. By doing so we are granted access to a unique perspective of the Bohus coastline where one can admire the beauty of the cliffs, the infinity of the ocean and our littleness in this spectacle. Are you looking for the great silence? Share your time with others in a small group lead by two guides? Paddle in a dry suit? A few Saturdays this winter we will depart from Rågårdsvik on the southern side of Skaftö. We will gather at 10 a.m. for packing, coffee and dressing. Shortly thereafter we will depart on a three-hour paddling excursion with a something nice and warm in the thermos. After the paddling we’ll enjoy a nice fish soup together at Rågårdsviks Pensionat and if one has the desire and time the sauna will be at our disposal to finish the day.
Dates: The 4th of November, the 2nd and the 30 of December.
The 3rd and the 24th of February and the 7th of April 2018.
Price: 1400 SEK/person