What we're about

Explora organises and delivers trips, expeditions, courses and workshops related to kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking. We paddle in several hubs in London, do coastal kayaking breaks in the UK, go on expedition to unspoilt parts of Greece, Patagonia, and Greenland, and deliver training sessions to improve skills in a social and relaxed environement.

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Explora is open to all who enjoy spending time in the outdoors with a friendly group. We welcome beginners as much as experienced paddlers. There are activities for all levels and opportunitites for all to progress.

We do a regular paddles in London in a variety of venues during summer which are suited for those looking to kayak for the first time or improving their starter skills. It is a great way to meet new people as we normally stop at a pub on the way or when we get back for a chilled social.

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On top of www.exploraexpeditions.com, we have lively group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploraexpeditions/ and you can follow us on @exploraexped on Twitter and explora_expeditions on Instagram.

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Upcoming events (4)

Multi-day Sea Kayaking Trip with Sea Skills Development in Crete

Needs a location

£799.00

This week is specially designed for everyone looking to improve their sea kayaking skills. We welcome all paddlers from beginner to intermediate as the trip offers something for everyone. Coach Owen Burson will be leading the trip. He is a very experienced coach and he'll be working with everyone to make this week a real opportunity to improve and develop. We are also a very social group and our camping overnights are planned close to beautiful tavernas so we can enjoy traditional dinners and evening drinks. We will fly to Chania in Crete and spend one night in this beautiful town enjoying the tavernas. The following day we will make our way to Paliochora where we will pick up the kayaks and start our journey. The participants will be working on areas such as: BEGINNERS: - Boat Handling - Control and direction - Edging your boat - Forward paddling PROGRESSION TRAINING: Ideal for people training towards their 2 & 3 Stars BCU award. Those preparing for their Sea Kayak Leader Award, will be working on their leadership & guiding skills under the supervision of the coach. There will be ample opportunity to develop your paddling and skills as well as practise coached rolling techniques. YOU WILL LEARN EXPEDITION SKILLS SUCH AS: Planning and packing for a sea kayak camping holiday/expedition Packing a sea kayak for trim Camping from a sea kayak Planning, shopping and preparing your meals Making and taking down camp The southern coast of Crete is unspoilt and the sea is of a deep purple blue against the desert coloured mountains. PRICE: £799 WITH £250 DEPOSIT ON BOOKING. WHAT'S INCLUDED: One night accommodation in Chania One night camping in a campsite All other nights wild camping in the beaches along the route All transfers Coaching Guiding Kayak, paddle, spray deck & BA WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: Your flights Food & drink Any further accommodation that might be required due to adverse weather conditions To book or to ask any questions, mail [masked]. You will need to make a transfer of £300 to reserve your place with the balance payable 6 weeks before the trip. Please note that flights are cheaper well in advance and they tend to increase in price close to departure date.

September Kayaking Break in Ithaca - Greece - Only 2 places left

Odyssey Sea Kayak Club

£675.00

This is our gorgeous touring friendly coached trip to Greece. We have been running it very successfully for a few years and can't recommend it enough as an introduction to sea kayaking in the gentle seas of this beautiful island. We will fly to Kefalonia and paddle in the neighbouring island of Ithaca which is on the western side of Greece in a very tranquil and unspoilt area. It will be a relaxed experience with hotel accommodation and a coached kayak trip every day. Ithaca is an enjoyable place and we will pace our kayaking to take in the coast, the sea and the sun. There will be plenty of swimming and snorkelling too. Each day, we will do a kayak trip to explore the island from different places and the group will have a coach in the water with them. The coach will do land and water based sessions working to improve the paddler’s skills. We will look at things such as developing and using the correct strokes, maintaining direction, edging and landing and launching as well as working on safety skills such as rescues and self-rescues. For those that want to try rolling, we will give coaching on basic Greenland rolling. The sea will be warm and the weather should be very mild. In previous years we had temperatures of 29C during the day and 24C at the night. WHAT'S INCLUDED: Five nights shared accommodation, kayaks, general equipment such as paddles, buoyancy aid and spray deck and coach. You will have to get your own flight, taxis and cover your expenses such as provisions and tavern meals (Budget around £150 without flights). PRICE: £675 WITH £150 DEPOSIT ON BOOKING. To book or to ask any questions, mail me on [masked]

Sea Skills in Greece: Rolling a sea kayak Greenland style

Odyssey Outdoor Activities - Ithaca, Greece

£850.00

We have arranged this Greenland rolling event with Eiichi to create a break in a gorgeous Greek island with crystal clear warm waters where you can relax, socialise with a group of paddlers over cocktails and dinners and dedicate lots of time to your paddling and working on your rolls. Every day we will have rolling sessions but will also paddle in different parts of the island. You’ll get to see the beautiful coastline and explore isolated coves which we will have for ourselves and sometimes share with some goats! The water temp in September was 27C this year and air temp can vary from 25 to 30C during the day and about 19 to 22C at night. We will have a beach BBQ & party one evening in one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. Also, some of the small family beach tavernas will be open, and we will have the chance to have fried calamari and beers by the seaside. Our objective is to create a fun, social, relaxed event that supports paddlers and helps them develop in new ways with the help of an specialist and experienced coach. Eiichi says: I’m Eiichi. I have established QajaqJPN, and I am currently serving as President of the club. QajaqJPN, is one of the official club in Qaannat Kattuffiat. It is a great pleasure for me to be able to introduce you to Greenland rolls. I will teach them to you by using both practical skill and original animation. I’m really looking forward to seeing you. YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/EiichiIto Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/QIVITO Ithaca is small and unspoilt island that offers calm and clear waters to kayak and do roll practice. There are family hotels with gorgeous views over the bay and local restaurants offering fresh fish, local vegetables and traditional Greek food and drinks. There are some great bars too for socialising in the evenings. To attend this event you do not need to be an experienced kayaker but you do need to have some experience and be keen in developing your skills further. INCLUDED 5 nights in a family hotel in ithaca in shared rooms (we can arrange single rooms too) 4 days of rolling coaching with Eiichi Ito Picnic lunches during kayaking days and one beach BBQ Transfers during day trips, kayaks, Buoyancy Aids & spray decks (https://www.perceptionkayaks.com/eu/en/kayaks/essence-16 and https://www.perceptionkayaks.com/eu/en/kayaks/essence-17) Guide with local knowledge NOT INCLUDED Flights to & from Kefalonia Taxis for arrival & departure to Ithaca#Dinners & breakfasts PRICE: £850 WITH A £300 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT For further information or to book, please contact [masked] NOTES: If a participants requires a single room, we can arrange that but there will be extra cost. September temperatures are around 27C during the day and 19C at night. The sea temperature is over 26C at the beginning of the month. Please note that you are welcome to arrive earlier or extend your stay. Don't forget to check our website for further kayaking events throughout the year in the UK, Greece and Greenland: www.exploraexpeditions.com Join our Facebook group on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploraexpeditions/

Late September Kayaking Break in Ithaca - Greece

Odyssey Sea Kayak Club

£675.00

This is our gorgeous touring friendly coached trip to Greece. We have been running it very successfully for a few years and can't recommend it enough as an introduction to sea kayaking in the gentle seas of this beautiful island. We will fly to Kefalonia and paddle in the neighbouring island of Ithaca which is on the western side of Greece in a very tranquil and unspoilt area. It will be a relaxed experience with hotel accommodation and a coached kayak trip every day. Ithaca is an enjoyable place and we will pace our kayaking to take in the coast, the sea and the sun. There will be plenty of swimming and snorkelling too. Each day, we will do a kayak trip to explore the island from different places and the group will have a coach in the water with them. The coach will do land and water based sessions working to improve the paddler’s skills. We will look at things such as developing and using the correct strokes, maintaining direction, edging and landing and launching as well as working on safety skills such as rescues and self-rescues. For those that want to try rolling, we will give coaching on basic Greenland rolling. The sea will be warm and the weather should be very mild. In previous years we had temperatures of 29C during the day and 24C at the night. WHAT'S INCLUDED: Five nights shared accommodation, kayaks, general equipment such as paddles, buoyancy aid and spray deck and coach. You will have to get your own flight, taxis and cover your expenses such as provisions and tavern meals (Budget around £150 without flights). PRICE: £675 WITH £150 DEPOSIT ON BOOKING. To book or to ask any questions, mail me on [masked]

Past events (151)

Hiking in Ithaca - The Island of Ulysses

Odyssey Sea Kayak Club

£599.00

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