Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Adventure Elements and the sea kayaking courses we run.

Will I have to capsize?
We will never make you do a capsize. On our beginner courses you will be given the option to try a capsize at the end of the first or second day. Most people find that a capsize is really straight forward and having performed one normally feel more relaxed in their kayak.

What do I need to bring?
Adventure Elements provide all specialist equipment. Wetsuits to keep you warm if you do take an unexpected dunk, cags to keep you dry, warm and the wind off you and buoyancy aids to keep you afloat in the water. We have a range of kayaks and paddles to suit all sizes.

All you need to bring is normal swimming kit, wet shoes or trainers, a fleece top or thermal type garment to help keep you warm and your lunch for the day. Prior to a course we send out joining instructions with a full list of what you need (extras like sun cream and a cap to protect you from the sun).

For our higher-end courses we are more than happy for people to use any of their own equipment. We can however provide all specialist equipment, towlines, pumps, maps, charts, radios.

Will I need transport?
We have our own specialist vehicle that we use to transport our equipment to venues. At certain times or if you are with a large group, you may need to transport yourself to the venue for the day.This is normally no more than 30 minutes drive. We can, on arrangement, pick you up or drop you off at local stations and hotels.

How do I book?
Pick the course you want and then follow the link to Book Now. Alternatively contact us with your requirements.

We require a 40% deposit to secure places on a course and this can be paid by posting a cheque or done online when you book. If you are booking on a private course contact us first to check availability.

What local wildlife is there?
Anglesey is home to an abundance of different flora and fauna that change with the season. Throughout the year Atlantic grey seals are seen around the island and Puffin Island and Ynys Dulas have large colonies. In May, large numbers of sea birds come to the island to nest and raise their young; puffins, razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes are all common visitors. On trips we quite regularly see porpoise and in the summer, dolphins. The waters of Cardigan Bay to the south of the Llyn peninsular are home to resident leatherback sea turtles; we haven’t seen any of these yet but are keeping our eyes peeled. Unusual sightings have included the magnificent sun fish that float on the surface and grow up two meters in diameter.

Do you provide accommodation?
We don’t provide accommodation. Locally, there are lots of B&Bs, campsites, holiday cottages and hotels and we list some of these on our accommodation page.

Is there an age limit?
There is no upper age limit for those wanting to try sea kayaking. Providing you are reasonably fit and healthy, we are happy to take you out. For our sea kayaking courses we don’t take under 18s. We are more than happy to take under 18s on bespoke courses.

What happens if the weather is really bad?
In very strong winds we may decide that it is not safe to get on the water, if this happens we will either offer you an alternative date or give you a full refund. As Anglesey is an island, we can normally find suitable water to paddle on so very rarely have to cancel courses.

If you can’t find the answer to your particular question, please do contact us and we will be happy to help.