A mind-blowing kayaking experience!

Our kayaking course will give you a solid foundation in kayaking.

Dreaming about a break from the winter? You need look no further! Here is your chance to learn from the best and experience a fantastic kayak destination.

Over this 4 days sea kayak course you will learn how to control your kayak, kayak rescues, navigation and more. Mad Goats and BORK have teamed up to offer a professional and unique kayaking course in Lisbon, Portugal. 

4 days

Beginner to intermediate

Only 5 900 NOK
(Early bird 4 900 NOK)

Course for beginner to intermediate kayakers
23-26. November 2017
15-18. February 2018

For the intermediate to advanced course  – Click here
8-11 February 2018

What is provided in the kayaking course price?

  • 4-day kayak course
  • All the kayak gear needed (only bring light accessories, as you don’t want to have to pay for extra luggage)
  • Professional, super awesome instructors
  • Transport to and from different kayak locations
  • The Norwegian NPF våttkort certification: Grunnkurs or Teknikkurs

Need to know before booking our kayaking course

  • We recommend that you have some experience with kayaking (e.g. 3 hour introduction course)
  • You are responsible for organising your own flights to Lisbon. We recommend TAP Portugal.
  • You are responsible for providing your own food during the trip.
  • You must book your own hotel.

More information about our kayaking course

Kayak course – course plan

Thursday (12:00-19:00)
Location – Cascais + saltwater pool
Activity – revise basic skills: strokes, rescues + begin rolling instruction + theory lesson

Friday (10:00-1800)
Location – Tagus River + saltwater pool
Activity – paddle to Seixal (practice towing, team-work, boat traffic) + rolling session + theory lesson

Saturday (12:00-19:00)
Location – Northern or Southern coastline, dependent on conditions
Activity – coastline trip (beach landings, paddling in swell)

Sunday (10:00 – you choose when you want to depart dependant on your flight) 
Location – best surf beach we can find that will suit participates skill level
Activity – learning to surf and rescue yourself in surf conditions

Find detailed course content on the bottom of the page.

Price for the kayaking course
– NOK 5900. Early bird price NOK 4900 (Book before 30.09.17)

This course can provide the Norwegian certifications
– NPF grunnkurs
– NPF teknikkurs
You do not have to be a Norwegian resident to attain these certifications or attend these courses.

Choose your date for a mind-blowing kayaking experience
– 23-26. November 2017
– 15-18. February 2018

This kayak course is for beginner and intermediate kayakers. If you are an experienced kayaker you can have a look at our other course in Portugal here. 

Want to know more about our kayaking course?

Contact us for more information and booking.

E-mail: kontakt@madgoats.no
Phone: +47 400 80 440

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about your kayaking experience.


Practical/technical (90%)
– Cowboy self rescue
– Cowgirl self-rescue
– Paddle float rescue
– Incapacitated swimmer rescue
– Unconscious swimmer rescue
– Assisted rescues (rough/calm water)
– T-rescue
– Towing
– Group rescues
– Shore landing and exits
– Introduction to Eskimo-rolling in the seaside swimming pool

– Forward/back
– Bow-draw
– Stern-rudder
– Brace strokes
– Using your edges
– Moving side stroke

– Paddling in a group
– Spacing
– Crossings
– Boat traffic

– Paddling in 3-star conditions (optional)
– Learning how to surf small waves (optional)

Theory (10% of the course)
Basic navigation:
– Taking a bearing on and off the map
– Basic map reading (e.g. map signs and distances)

Basic risk avoidance and safety measures
– Ocean conditions: tides & wind.
– Communications: Epirb, VHF, cell-phone, satellite phone
– First aid: hypothermia, CPR & dislocations
– Trip preparation

Terma and conditions

Booking and payment
1. The booking is binding when you confirm it and get the invoice.
1. Cancellation up until 30 days before the course: 100 % of the price will be refunded.
2. Cancellation up until 14 days before the course: 50 % of the price will be refunded.
3. Cancellation later than 14 days before the course: No refund.
4. If the participant does not arrive at the agreed time, there is no refund.
5. Cancellation has to be in written form by e-mail.
7. If you get sick, we will offer you a new date. We will need a note from your doctor.