Sea Kayaking in the Koh Chang Archipelago

Kayak Chang is situated in Koh Chang Marine National Park, with some of the most spectacular coastal, mountain and island scenery in South East Asia.We are the only provider of guided sea kayaking tours in Eastern Sea Board Thailand and our aim is to offer a distinctive and unforgettable experience. To achieve this Kayak Chang has invested in quality technical equipment, that is fit for purpose. We employ only skilled and experienced guides who are highly qualified under the British Can0e Union system (BCU).  Our expeditions have been designed to offer kayakers of all abilities, the opportunity to explore the national park in a challenging and safe way.

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Commitment

Our Philosophy is to contribute to the community and the environment.

Kayak Chang is committed to a sustainable approach to our work. We consider the Marine National Park to be an environment that we can explore but must not exploit. We are proud of the fact that we leave only footprints and take only photographs (and other peoples rubbish). Kayak Chang uses only local suppliers for all our expedition needs which results in a wonderful working relationship with the local community and reduced carbon foot print.

Kayak Chang is committed to our customers safety and learning.  The minimum standard for our guides is UKCC BCU Level 2 Coach and 4* leaders Sea. In addition to this most of the guides are SPA climbing instructors, MLTB Mountain Leaders etc. All our staff are First Aid Qualified and are CRB Cleared (UK Staff). The team is made up of European and Thai staff, which reflects the professional approach to our work and is proven by the quality feedback we receive.

Education

BCU 3 Star Dates & Prices

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BCU 3 Star Sea Kayaking (5 day program)

This course will address all the necessary elements of boat handling, group safety and seamanship skills, as well as developing personal performance, as set out in the BCU 3 Star Sea syllabus.

Location:
West Coast Koh Chang, Thailand

Included:
All technical equipment, instructions, training, assessment, certificate, activity based insurance

Additional Costs:
Food, Travel Insurance, Accommodation (we can arrange this for you)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Kayak Chang are registered providers of the D of E Award offering expedition and residential opportunities both in Thailand and the UK.  Our staff team are all Gold Assessors for the expedition phase of the Award, both for land and water based expeditions.

 

Equipment

We pride ourselves on being a sea kayak expedition company rather than providing tours on sit on top kayaks or in touring boats. Because of this we provide quality equipment on all our expeditions.

Equipment for BCU Courses, lessons and Single day trip

Our single seat kayaks are the North Shore Atlantic RM kayaks (old model, no day hatch). They’re great for introducing beginners to sea kayaking as they offer great stability, fantastic maneuverability and can move quite fast as well. With handling characteristics similar to a composite boat experienced paddlers will feel at home in this boat.

Paddles

We use Werner Tybee paddles with carbon shafts. We can adjust the feather to your needs and even rotate them around for left handed people. They are light and the small blade size reduces repetitive strain injury.

Buoyancy Aids

We use Delta Travelers. These have been the best buoyancy aids we’ve found for the environment we paddle in. The cut is very unrestrictive and the hydration pocket on the back is a godsend out here.

Equipment for Multi-day expeditions

Boats

End of  2013, Kayak Chang have invested in a fleet of new full composite Tiderace Xcape expedition boats. We feel strongly, that the quality of our kayaks reflects our commitment to sea kayaking in this region. Within the fleet we have both small, medium and large boats enableing us to fit our customers out with the right size boat, giving you the opportunity to express yourself and as a result develop your skills as a kayaker.

Paddles

In order to enjoy the boats to the full, you need to have quality paddles. So with this in mind we have invested in set of Werner paddles. The set includes Shuna, Camano, Ikelos, Cyprus, Athena and Corryvrecken blades. All are carbon fibre throughout, some with straight shafts, some with bent shafts and several foam filled.

Buoyancy Aids

New for last season Kayakchang purchased Palm Symbiant Tour BA’s

Double Boats With Rudders

Our two seat (double) kayaks are Wilderness System Northstar. Pairs with mixed skill levels can enjoy this mid-sized touring tandem due to its rockered hull design that allows easy maneuverability and amazing stability.

If you wish to paddle a double kayak please sent us a short message.

Sea Kayaking Expeditions

We at Kayakchang are very excited about the new season with our new web site, new routes, new accommodation and new top of the range kayaks and paddles; we have continued to develop and build on our continued success.

Having listened to our customer feedback, we have developed our expeditions in terms of routes and format.

Full Day

Our full day expedition is a wonderful way to see the Islands off the west coast of Koh Chang. During the day we cover approximately 12km and visit 5 islands: Koh Man Noi, Koh Man Nok, Koh Pli, Koh Yuak and, finally, Koh Suwan. Cost 3000THB. Including on Island transfer (Bailan - White Sands), lunch and water If you would like to make a reservation for a one day expedition, please use this form:

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3 Day Sea Kayaking Expedition

This is our introductory level multi day expedition and as such requires good physical fitness as up to 20 km a day is often covered. During the journey we visit beautiful beaches and islands, stop in good quality accommodation, swim and snorkel over colourful reefs and finish with a paddle up the South West coast of Koh Chang, which is a sea kayakers heaven.

Cost 17.200 THB. Including on island transfer (Bailan - White Sands) and accomodations.

We do not have defined fixed dates for the three day expeditions. Feel free to contact us with your preferred date!

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4 Day Sea Kayaking Expedition

This expedition encompasses all the near islands off the south coast of Koh Chang. During our journey we are fortunate enough to visit stunning islands including Koh Bai Dang, Koh Ngam, Koh Wai, Koh Massi Yai, Koh Lao Nai. Although only four days in duration we are expected to cover at least 20km per day and as such participants need to have good physical fitness and/or experience of journeying in kayaks or canoes.

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4 Day Dates & Prices

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7 Day Sea Kayaking Expedition

This is our main expedition, in that this is the one we sell the most. Travelling as far south as Koh Mak, the 7 day expedition gives the opportunity to explore the majority of the magnificent Marine National Park. This is a committing expedition with several large open water crossings (10Km+) and as such our customers need to be water confident, experienced in kayaking and be physically fit. Although 7 days in duration we do have a rest day on day 4 (Koh Mak).

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7 Day Dates & Prices

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12 Day Sea Kayaking Expedition

This is our longest expedition with 10 days kayaking and 2 rest days (Koh Mak and Koh Kood). During the expedition we cover in excess of 200Km, traveling to the very south of the Marine National Park whilst circumnavigating Koh Kood. This journey is for experienced kayakers only, as it involves many open water crossings and sometimes exciting sea conditions.

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12 Day Dates & Prices

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Sea Kayaking Symposium Thailand

Two weeks in August/September, run and delivered by Kayakchang.com in association with Yamba UK. With a wide variety of courses and sessions, the symposium has many opportunities for kayakers of all abilities. The range of activities include practical on-the-water sessions, lectures, workshops and evening presentations.

As part of the symposium we will be running extended BCU star award programmes (up to 5 days) including 3 star training and assessment and 4 star training. To facilitate the 4 star training we are bringing in our Technical Advisor and level 5 Coach, Dave Brown.

Have a look at some pictures of this year’s symposium or lookup the agenda and the curriculum for next year’s symposium in 2015!

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