Paddle Sports

What are Paddle Sports?

Sports that involve paddling! At Cullen Sea School, we have double and single sit-on kayaks, sea kayaks and stand-up paddle boards for you to learn on.

We at the Cullen Sea School aim to introduce adults and children to the joys of propelling their own craft safely and effectively in the sheltered waters of Cullen Harbour and Bay. We will use sit-on-tops, stand up paddleboards and sea kayaks.

A variety of instructor-led sessions are available from the start of June depending on weather and tides.

Session types

  1. Splash & Play
    Suggested age range is under 10 years of age. During the session children will share each craft with an adult and sessions are always held in the Cullen Harbour. Water confidence and introduction to paddle sports for family groups with young children.
  2. Beginners
    These sessions are suitable for beginners over the age of 10. Participants will be taught basic paddling and safety skills using sit on top (SOT) kayaks and stand up paddle boards (SUP).
  3. Improvers
    This session caters for older children and adults who have some experience and are ready to try sea kayaks and surfing.
  4. Experienced
    Other session for groups or more advanced paddlers by special arrangement.
  5. Birthday parties
    Maximum of 6 children aged 10-15 years old. Refreshments and cake to be provided by the parent/carer.

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on the water (sharing one craft). Children aged 12 or over a parent or carer must remain in sight and welcome to join them on the water.

Each session will be held in the Cullen harbour area or in the bay depending on weather and tide and tailored to suit the age ability of participants. Various games will also be included in each session.

Family groups with a wide age range of children are advised to book a splash and play experience.

The above sessions will run throughout the summer from June 2018. For specific dates and times, please contact the Cullen Sea School on or phone 01542 840830.

Bookings can be made via telephone, email or in person at the school.

We are open daily.

What equipment do I need?

Do you have your own wetsuit and closed shoes for the water?  Bring them along!  We do have a range of wetsuits and wet-shoes at the School too.  We also supply buoyancy aids, which are compulsory.


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