What should I bring?
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Is there access to wifi on-board?
Unfortunatley no, but you will have ample access to great company, engaging conversation and stunning scenery.
At times, you may have access to mobile signal, especially around inhabited areas, however, it depends on the route we take. If you do need to make any emergency calls, please let the crew know.
What are the sea conditions like?
Like any body of water, it depends on the day and weather conditions. The seas can be choppy, however, we will always aim to SUP in easily manageable conditions such as Lochs, bays and simple crossings. However, whilst on board, we may encounter some choppy conditions.
Do I need to be a good swimmer?
For this trip we do ask that you are able to swim at least 50m unassisted with a buoyancy aid, clothed.
Could I get seasick?
Maybe, it always depends on the person. If you suspect that it may be an issue for you, we would recommend that you bring the correct motion sickness medication. Quite often sea sickness can be avoided by acting early, moving around the ship and avoiding staring at screens or focusing on single objects. Getting up on deck in the fresh air whilst looking out to the horizon always helps. If you do become sea sick, not to worry, its all a part of being free on the seas.
Can we make activity suggestions?
Yes! We are open to suggestions. This trip is for you, and we want you to have the best experience possible. If there is anything you would like to do once on board, or anywhere you would like to go, please feel free to discuss your idea with the team.
Do I have to do all of the activities?
You can do as much or as little as you like. At no point will you be forced to take part. If you do find yourself midway through a paddle and you need to stop, there will be a rib awaiting to take you back to the ship. This trip is for you, and we would like you to be as comfortable as possible. You will be informed of the intensity, distance and length of each paddle beforehand so that you can make the best decision ahead of time.
How good do my SUP skills need to be?
To fully enjoy the trip, we would recommend that you have a good amount of confidence in your paddling ability. Ideally you should be able to paddle at ease for at least 3 hours at a steady pace. If not, don’t worry, this is something that can be improved with a few practice sessions. If you are in London, do look out for our regular SUP trips on the Thames and if you book the trip, you will be entitled to 3 free sessions with us either at Kew Bridge or Paddington Basin.
How do I get to Oban?
Oban is easily accessible from Glasgow (flights, trains and coaches to Glasgow are regular). From here you can take a direct train, or drive. Please note that if you are driving, there are a few free car parks, but you will be parking your car at your own risk. To avoid the hike in travel prices, we would recommend that you plan your travel well in advance.
If you have any questions about travel to Oban or would like to travel up with other people on the trip, please get in touch. For more information, click here.
Can we meet the group before the trip?
We will be holding a meet-up in June for all of those who have booked. This will be a good opportunity for you to meet your fellow adventurers, and our team to ask any questions. If you are not based in London you join our Facebook group to become acquainted with everyone.
Are there laundry facilities on board?
Yes – there is a washing-machine and drier available. If there is enough fresh water, we may be able to wash clothes in batches throughout the week.
Will I need travel insurance?
We would highly recommend that you have suitable travel insurance for sailing & watersports, which will cover you for the duration of the trip.
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