Sea Kayaking St Michael's Mount - Full Day Trip
What to expect
View this iconic piece of history from the the sea, a perspective that few get to enjoy. Then carry on along towards Prussia Cove to witness the dramatic coastline changing in front of you. Paddle round headlands, into caves and through rock gullies. Stop on one of the quiet beaches for lunch and maybe a swim if that's your thing (its too cold for me!). Whatever your ability; be it the first time in a kayak, or one of many adventures for you we can tailor the day to suit you and the group. Join us for an adventure to remember.
Group size is between 2-5 (we can cater for bigger groups just contact us) and we suggest an age of 14yrs and upwards. It really does depend on the size and the motivation of the young person, so if you have younger children that you think would enjoy it just contact us to discuss it.
We generally carry a camera and if you would like photos taken we will happily share them with you.
We want you to have a great experience so if the weather forecast is not looking ideal for your chosen location we will contact you with alternative suggestions.
Please note there are parking charges at most of our meeting points.
The risk of infection is lower in the outdoors, so let’s get out and enjoy it safely!
In order to enjoy it as safely as possible we have adjusted our operating procedures in accordance with government and NGB guidance. As adventure providers we are constantly assessing risk to give you a safe and fun experience, this has just added an extra area to be aware of. As guidance adjusts, we will too.
Changes to the booking process:
• You can continue to book online, over the phone or by email. Upon booking/enquiring we will call you to discuss your session. You will be required to complete your enrolment forms and submit them before arriving.
• Upon arriving at the meeting point we will require you to sanitise your hands using the sanitiser provided.
What we will be doing:
• Monitoring our health and that of our instructors. If we have to cancel due to an instructor having symptoms we will refund you.
• We will be washing our hands regularly and asking you to sanitise your hands on arrival at the meeting point.
• We have an appropriate disinfectant, this will be used on the kit and equipment between sessions. Kit will be also be left as long as possible between sessions.
• We are keeping groups to between 2 and 5, so including the instructor that makes a maximum of 6. If you would like a session with just members from your household/'bubble' then let us know, we are happy to oblige for no extra cost.
• We have adjusted our rescue and first aid procedures according to the latest advice. Sessions may be adjusted to reduce the need for rescues and/or we will ask you to join the session with a member of your household/bubble. In this case you will be instructed on how to rescue each other under the guidance of the instructor. In an emergency the instructor will complete the rescue while staying as distanced as possible.
• We will be asking you to confirm that no one in your household has been experiencing symptoms of Covid -19, and also to contact us if you or anyone in your household experiences symptoms in the 7 days following your session.
• We will ask you to rinse your borrowed kit and hang it up yourself, we will provide everything you need - this helps to reduce the risk of spread.
Our qualified instructor will kit you out with the equipment and the knowledge you need for a fun, enjoyable day.
We meet at our van and kayak trailer where you will be given the kit you need for the day.
We will start by covering the basics on safety and kayaking skills.
Then we will jump into the kayaks and go for a mini adventure as a group along the Cornish coast.
The distance we go will be up to you. After paddling around St Micheal's Mount we can head off past Greeb rocks, keeping an eye out for seals, then on towards Prussia Cove. We will take our time to explore caves, paddle through rock gullies and teach you some skills to improve your ability if you like. The aim is to give you a great day out and if you would like to build your skills at the same time just let us know. I have lots of tips and tricks to help you along.
kayak, jacket, paddle, spray deck, buoyancy aid, helmet if needed
What to bring
Bring snacks and a packed lunch.
Bring plenty of water in a reusable bottle.
You will be provided with a jacket to wear on top, what you wear underneath depends largely on the weather. If its hot shorts and t-shirt can be fine, for cooler weather I would suggest a thin thermal top and leggings or shorts (ts often a little cooler on the water). I can provide long-john wetsuits if you feel the cold. You will also need shoes that you are happy to get wet, a sunhat or warm hat, a towel, sunglasses (you might like to bring croakies these stop your glasses falling into the sea), and suncream. Plus personal medication. There are hatches in the boats where you could also put a warm layer to pop on when we stop for lunch. If you have a dry bag to put your stuff in that's great, if not a plastic bag will help.