Why Paddle With Us Mad Goats?
If you wish to learn to paddle, you need to have a good first experience on the water. We’ll make sure of that – here’s how:
Get a våttkort on one of our kayak courses
When you want to become a proper kayaker, it’s good to know that our kayak courses will give you NPF våttkort. The våttkort certifies your kayaking skills and is provided by Norges Padleforbund. On our courses you can qualify to the different levels on the ladder system, from the foundation courses to comprehensive instructor qualifications. If you wish to rent a kayak or become a member of a paddling club you will need a våtkort. That is why a kayak course with us is a perfect start – as we will give you your very own våttkort by the end of the course.
Free kayak & SUP loan + clothing
There is no bad weather, just bad clothes. The phrase is especially true when you, as beginner paddler, are going out into deep water and potentially cold conditions. This is why we provide full paddling equipment and clothing to keep you safe and warm. Professional paddlers invest in expensive paddle equipment: Paddles, wetsuits, waterproof jackets, gloves and headgear, etc. You should not have to pay for the same equipment just to attend our kayak and SUP courses and tours. But since proper paddling equipment keeps you warm and safe, we feel obliged to provide this. Therefore, you will always be provided with professional equipment from us when you book a stand-up paddling or kayaking course or tour with us. We will keep you warm, dry and comfortable so you can enjoy your time on the water. Also for private instruction, which does not include the free loan of equipment, we have the equipment you can borrow for just a small sum.
The safer you are the more fun you can have
A little scary to try something new? Safety is the most important thing when you join us on a paddling activity. Once you know you are safe, you will have a much better time while paddling. We require all our kayak instructors to have updated first aid courses and nationally recognised kayak qualifications. During the stand-up paddle and kayak courses, the instructors also prioritise teaching you how to save yourself and others. Although this is not a requirement for the intro course, we believe that it is such an important skill that we teach it as an extra service for everyone who joins us. Then you have greater freedom in the future if you want to rent a kayak and go out on your own.
The best kayak instructors
Maybe this is your first time paddling? Then it is important for us to give you a good experience. The quality of the time we have together is therefore very important to us. Rest assured that all our instructors and tour guides have a lot of experience and strong leadership skills If you are heading into new waters, there will probably be some questions. Our instructors are committed to helping you in every way. You will get good service both before and after paddling with us, and we are here to answer all paddle related questions.
Get a discount on kayaking equipment
Returning customer? After attending a course or tour with us, you will get a discount on kayaking equipment so you can take your kayaking journey to the next level.
• 10% discount on river kayaks and 20% on paddle clothing from VPG. Send us an email and we will give you a discount code.
• 15% discount on paddle equipment from West Systems when you shop in the store at Alnabru *
Central location in the heart of Oslo
Mad Goats Paddling operates beside the Opera House in Oslo; it is a short distance from the city centre to fun on the water.