Participant feedback from the
Seven Kingdoms: Isle of Man Sea Kayak Festival 2019
"IoM kayak festival 2019 was an absolute blast!
Top class venue and excellent coaching combined with Manx hospitality makes it a unique and unforgettable event. The Adventurous Experiences team made it feel like home at the same time delivering tons of excitement and a sharp learning curve. I will be back!"
Anula Jochym - Sea Kayak Guide, Iceland
"A breath-taking, exciting and exhilarating experience, and the perfect opportunity to develop my kayaking skills whilst making amazing new friends."
Sally Brennan - Adventure Club, Isle of Man
“Fun, challenging and educational all in one. Left feeling inspired to paddle even more : ) Watching the Risso dolphins acrobatics in the waves was amazing!”
Anja Rydning - Sea Kayak Coach, Norway
“I relished the opportunity to paddle on the Isle of Man. I look across from the Mournes and see the island in the horizon. It certainly lived up to expectations, great tidal races, stunning coastline, great company and lovely to meet other paddlers from all over the UK and abroad.”
Oisin Hallissey - Head of Paddlesport, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, N Ireland
"Great to meet the people, see the scenery and try out the locations/venues. The training was custom made for our skill level, we got to learn new techniques and push ourselves to try things we have not done before. At the end of the week we combined it all in 'play days' at The Sound. We are looking forward to being back again."
Lisalotte Kahrs - Arctic Nature Guide, Norway
"The Isle of Man could have been designed by a paddler, with its dramatic scenery, tide races and overfalls and coastline to suit all abilities it's a perfect venue.”
Tim Cass - Coach, Adventurous Experiences
“It was a good mix of instruction, practice and training. The progression in the program and the skills training were very good and well above what we expected. A big thank you to everyone who paddled with us. Look forward to coming back!”
Kalle Lotveit, Outdoor Teacher, Norway
“It was an amazing weekend of kayaking (especially the tide races). Thanks to Adventurous Experiences and all guest coaches for this amazing weekend.”
Jack Crowe 15yrs, recent Youth Scholarship expedition to Arctic Circle
“It’s been a phenomenal success! A terrific atmosphere and really is an absolute pleasure to introduce paddlers to our adventure playground. Adventurous Experiences is proud to be recognised as a British Canoeing International Training Centre with an outstanding coaching delivery and safety record. The 2020 Festival dates are already set, with the main Festival Weekend 28 / 29 September, and ‘Performance, Rescues & Leadership Development’ workshops running 21st September to 4th October.”
Keirron Tastagh - Owner of Adventurous Experiences