Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes, all participants need to be competent swimmers
What is the minimum age?
8 years old with an adult on the double kayaks.
10 years old for the single kayaks or paddle boards
How do i pay?
Either online payment through the website booking system, by bank transfer or cash.
Will i get wet?
Your lower half will get wet on the kayaks and you are likely to get very wet on the paddleboards.
What should i wear?
Most folk wear wetsuits. In warm weather, you may be OK with light weight leggings. Please don't wear heavy clothes such as jeans or wool. Wetsuit trousers are available for hire at £5 per pair. Old trainers are recommended if you plan to explore the two islands.
What is included in the hire?
All hires include buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag. Full day paddleboard hires also include a bag and hand pump. Extras for an additional fee include wetsuit trousers, an electric paddleboard pump, soft roof rack and C-Tug kayak trolleys.
Is it suitable for beginners?
Many in land lochs on Lewis can be good places for beginner paddlers because there are no tides and currents. But they can be very cold and windy. When there is wind, it can be challenging for paddlers to get back to their starting area. If in doubt don't go out. The sea is less suitable for beginners. Grey Goose Kayaks is an unsupervised, hire only service. There is no instruction, guiding and no rescue boat is provided.