Sea Kayaking Cornwall Weekend
What to expect
The aim is to have a great two days sea kayaking in Cornwall exploring some of our favourite locations.
Stopping on secluded beaches, paddling around rocky headlands and into caves are all on the agenda. The variety of wildlife is abundant and you never know what you will see; seals, kingfishers, auks and much more.
There are a number of variables to consider when choosing the ideal location for each day; wind, sea state, and your ability. Because we are mobile we can take these factors into account and choose the best location; from Sennen up to Port Isaac on the north coast, or Fowey on the south coast, and anywhere in between. Gain a unique perspective of the famous St Michael's Mount from the sea, explore the creeks of the Carrick Roads Estuary (and the Fraggle Rock lighthouse!), or discover the charm of the Roseland Peninsula. See our locations page on our website for more information.
We are based in Redruth which is nicely central for making the most of each coast in the right conditions. We recommend staying near this area, for example Stithains lake provides a great campsite.
Group size is between 2-5 (we can cater for bigger groups just contact us) and we suggest an age of 14yrs and upwards, under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It really does depend on the size and the motivation of the child, so if you have younger children that you think would enjoy it just contact us to discuss it.
All abilities welcome, from complete beginner to seasoned kayaker. It's your choice; you can just enjoy being guided, or learn some kayaking skills in a relaxed environment along the way. We can vary the level of challenge to suit you.
We provide all the kit, we will meet you at the starting point each day, and we choose the ideal venue for the day based on the weather and our knowledge of the area. Come and join us for an adventure.
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.
You will meet our instructor at the kayak trailer and van (its hard to miss). Our qualified instructor will kit you out with the equipment and the knowledge you need for a fun, safe and enjoyable session.
We will discuss the plan for the trip and explain the basics on safety and kayaking skills.
Then we will jump into the kayaks and head off to explore!.
We will stop on secluded beaches for a few leg stretches, to have lunch, look for treasures, and there is usually even time for a swim if that's your thing!
Our instructor will be happy to offer tips for improving your technique or any particular skill you would like to work on. Or if you just want to know enough to enjoy the trip that is great too.
Once we receive your booking we will contact you to decide on the best location for you on the date you want. Alternatively contact us through the provider page to discuss this before you book.
Please note you will need to pay for parking at most of the locations.
Before you leave on day one we will discuss the options for day two and decide on a meeting point for the morning of day 2. Day two is more of the same; exploring, kayaking and enjoying.
Jackets and buoyancy aids and all the other stuff like paddles and boats are all provided. If you want to bring your own kit feel free.
What to bring
Lunch and snacks and to keep you going if needed
A full reusable water bottle, at least 750ml
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 (its 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 (wetsuit shoes or crocs are great, or trainers), 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 any personal medication.