Sea Kayaking in Devon

Sea Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Kayak tours of Devon's rivers, lakes and Jurassic Coast

Your day trip will be led by a BC (British Canoe) qualified kayak instructor. We provide all the sit in kayaking equipment you will need (paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks helmets when required, etc) leaving you to chill out and enjoy the breathtaking scenery we pass along the way.
The exact details of each trip are finalised the previous day, taking into consideration local weather forecasts, the general ability of the group, your preferences and the time of year. In our briefing before your trip we cover all safety aspects, your contact details while on the water with us, health issues, what to wear, what to bring with you, and what experience you may have. There is always transport on hand should you need to be taken back to base. A moderate level of fitness is required - distances paddled are between 8 km and 10 km. We are always aware of local weather conditions. Although generally good, winds can be strong and our plans can sometimes change as a result.

As well as day trips, we offer tuition for beginners. Training takes place in the shallow (Blue Flag) Sandy Bay at Exmouth and lessons are based around understanding the movements of the kayak and learning how how the paddle, boat and water interact, as well as being taught the key safety and rescue skills required to safely paddle in a sheltered sea environment.

Day Trips

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour One - Budleigh Salterton to Ladrum Bay
Depart - 10.00 / Return 16.30
Level – Intermediate
Price - £50.00

We set out east from Budleigh Salterton through shallow waters. There are great views looking back towards the resort. Along the way we pass impressive sandstone cliffs, part of the Jurassic Coast before arriving at Ladram Bay (above), a cove with a small pebble beach where we can pull in for a swim. Our next stop is Sidmouth where we walk up to the Clock Tower Café while admiring the stunning vista as the cliffs plunge into the sea. We stop here for lunch before retracing our route back to Ladram Bay for some rock hopping, swimming or snorkelling, followed by a relaxing paddle back to base.

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour Two - Teignmouth:  Estuary and Sea Paddle
Depart -10.00 / Return 16 00
Level - Beginners, improvers or above
Price - £50.00 adults. £30.00 children
Option 1 - Breakfast paddle - Bring your own food to cook when we stop for brunch
Option 2 - Safari paddle watching the birds and wildlife along the estuary
Option 3 - Sea paddle to Babbacombe

The Teignmouth paddle starts from different locations around the estuary giving us greater scope, depending on the ability of the group, weather conditions and tidal ranges, meaning that we can either go out to sea or stay in the safety of the estuary. It is also a great venue for beginners' courses, with a choice of canoes and is ideal for family groups with children. This stunning location offers varied scenery with distant views of Dartmoor to the north, as well as the small harbour at Teignmouth and Sheldon Beach opposite the estuary mouth. This relaxed location, unspoilt by tourism, is a 40 minute drive from our base at Exmouth.

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour Three - Salcombe
Depart - 10.00 / Return 16.00
Level – Intermediate / Experienced
Price - £50.00

Nestled along the steep west side of the Salcombe Estuary and protected from the elements, North Sands is perfect for a day out kayaking and enjoying the sun and sea. It is just a short walk from the picturesque town centre of Salcombe where there are a number of convenient amenities including ample parking and all the facilities you need after our fantastic days paddle - including The Winking Prawn Café!

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour Four - Exeter, River and Canal Paddle
Depart - 10.00 / Return 16.00
Level – Beginners, improvers or above
Price - £45.00

This trip offers good sheltered paddling for beginners and improvers. You can practise your new paddle skills, while being coached on the move. We get on the river on the outskirts of Exeter and paddle to Haven Bank Quay in central Exeter. Here you can stop for lunch at one of the quayside eateries, or enjoy a picnic, followed by a visit to the famous AS Water Sports kayak shop. After lunch we paddle around the Exeter basin, taking in the surroundings of this old cathedral city before slowly returning along a section of the canal or river, depending on the group's experience. Transport is arranged to and from our base in Budleigh or your holiday accommodation.

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour Five - Dittisham and the River Dart, South Devon and Dartmouth
Depart - 09.30 / Return 17.30
Level – Intermediate
Price - £50.00

Dittisham is one of the most attractive villages that you'll come across in South Devon. This unspoilt and exceptionally pretty riverside settlement on the River Dart is an ideal spot for a truly relaxing break and also a fantastic day-trip location for paddling. This tour is based around both exploration and relaxation, enjoying the natural beauty the area while exploring the small coves and bays along the way, where we will also stop off for a picnic lunch before slowly returning to our starting point and a well-earned drink in Dittisham's famous pub, with its scenic views. There is also an option to paddle to picturesque Dartmouth.

Kayaking Excursions in Devon

Tour Six - Fossil Hunt from Charmouth to Lyme Regis
Depart - 10.00 / Return 15.30
Level – Intermediate
Price - £50.00

Option - Start from Lyme Regis and paddle around Lyme Regis Bay

Lyme Regis is located in Dorset and represents a significant part of the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site. This famous coastline has yielded a range of spectacular fossils including giant marine reptiles, intricate crinoids, ammonites and even dinosaur remains. The volume and quality of finds, over the past two centuries in particular, have made Lyme Regis one of the most famous fossil locations in the world, and it's right on our doorstep! This a truly interesting paddle, with plenty of stops to for fossil hunting.

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