About Oban Canoe Club
The Oban Canoe Club was formed in 2007 and now has around 100 members from across Argyll. The club is made up of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy white water kayaking, sea kayaking and open canoeing. The Club aims are to keep active, have fun, paddle safely and get out on the water as much as possible throughout the year.
Club nights – sea and river
From May to September, we run regular Club nights – Tuesdays for river running and usually Wednesdays or Thursdays for sea trips. There are also day trips at the weekends covering different parts of the Argyll coast including Port Appin, Oban, Kerrera, Easdale and Cuan Sound. The regular river trips are on the Awe, plus there are days on the Etive, Garry or wherever there is enough water.
Club members come from all backgrounds and all levels of kayaking experience. We are fortunate to have qualified kayaking coaches in the Club who help paddlers develop their skills. We organise swimming pool sessions throughout the winter to introduce newer members to key skills and for more experienced paddlers to brush up on their paddle strokes and find that bomb-proof roll. The season is kicked off with an on-the-water coaching weekend with skill improvement sessions throughout the summer. We actively encourage members to work towards gaining BCU personal performance awards and leadership qualifications. For more info on the paddling awards scheme, take a look at: www.bcu.org.uk/tests-and-awards/
Kayak and Kit Hire – sea and river
The Oban Canoe Club has a selection of touring and river boats, paddles, spraydecks and helmets for hire to Club members.
Kayak Hire rates (including suitable paddle, spraydeck and helmet if required) are:
Kit Hire Terms and Conditions
Off the water
We’re quite a sociable bunch too – there are social events throughout the year including slideshows/talks, curry nights and barbecues. Take a look at the events calendar to see what’s on.
How the Club runs
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Club coach led trips and Social trips
There are lots of kayaking trips througout the season - take a look at the Events Calendar and keep an eye on the Forum too. Trips and events that appear on the Events Calendar are organised by the Club and will be led by coaches or qualified leaders.
Trips that appear only on the Forum are social paddles arranged by Club members who are happy for other members to join them if they would like to take part. (The legal bit: Oban CC can take no responsibility for the planning or conduct of these trips, and the Club's SCA-affiliation does not provide any form of insurance cover. Enough paranoia - get out and enjoy your paddling!)