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Sea Kayaking Courses, Coaching, Guiding, Day Trips and Expeditions

Sea kayaking is one of the UK's fastest growing sports and was brought to us from the hunters of Alaska and Greenland by early pioneers such as Gino Watkins. The word kayak meaning "hunter's boat" in Eskimo or Inuit.

Devon and Cornwall have some of the finest unspoilt coastline to be found anywhere in the world and offer great opportunities for sea kayak exploration and wild camping, while Wales and Scotland offer yet more areas for sea kayak expeditions.

Art of Adventure can provide all you need to enjoy sea kayaking whether beginner or advanced, with coaching and guiding of the highest standard offering courses from sheltered water introductions to sea kayak safety and rescue in rough water plus all BCU UKCC Courses.

South Devon Coast Sea Kayak Trip

The Devon sea kayak trips are along some of the finest, undeveloped coast in the area and are a superb introduction to sea kayak expeditions. We will be wild camping on the beach and cooking our food under the stars.
You can do your 3 star sea assessment during the trip at no extra cost. As long as you are reasonably fit and can paddle in a straight line with confidence than you will be fine on the Devon and Cornwall sea kayak trips.

(Recommended skill level is 1 star)*

South Cornwall Coast Sea Kayak Trip

The Cornwall sea kayak trip will take in the impressive St. Michael's Mount and picturesque surrounding area.
Wild camping on the beach under the stars.

You can do your 3 star sea assessment during the trip at no extra cost.
(Recommended skill level is 2 star)*

Pembrokeshire Coast and Ramsey Island Sea Kayak Trip

For the Pembrokeshire sea kayak expedition we will explore Ramsey Island where seal pups are emerging at this time of year and the famous "Bitches" rocks in Ramsey Sound where the adventurous can have a play in the tide races.
You can do your 3 star sea assessment during the trip at no extra cost.
(Recommended skill level is 3 star)*
Isles of Scilly Sea Kayak Trip

The Isles of Scilly Sea Kayak expedition is the longest trip with potentially six days of sea kayaking adventure, allowing us to fully explore this truly magical archipelago.
You can do your 3 star sea assessment during the trip at no extra cost.
The starting price of £350 includes return ferry to Scillies from Penzance and camping fees. Food and sea kayak hire are extra.

(Recommended skill level is 2 star)*
Bespoke trips to Penrhyn Mawr tide race in Anglesey, North Wales and expeditions to the Isle of Mull and the Isle of Skye in Scotland are available on request.

All these sea kayak expeditions involve wild camping, except the Isles of Scilly where wild camping is not permitted.

The price of the sea kayak trips includes sea kayak, food, camping fees, BCU 3 star sea assessment should you wish to take it and for Isles of Scilly the ferry there and back.

A kit list will be provided detailing what you will be expected to bring. Kit is available should it be required.

The emphasis of these sea kayak trips is to enjoy the beauty of our coastline and to get a chance to connect with wilderness and nature in a peaceful and relaxed way while at the same time improving our health and fitness.
There will be plenty of time to focus on various sea kayak expedition skills including boat handling, campcraft, navigation and safety and rescue and the opportunity is there to do your BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment should you wish.

*The recommended skill level is a guideline based on the BCU Star tests but there is no need to hold any kayaking awards to attend these trips.

All these sea kayak trips are bespoke so get your group organised and give us a call to arrange dates to suit you.

Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

Increase your confidence at sea with this exciting and intense one day training course.

The fundamental skills of sea kayak safety and rescue will be covered including

•Safety equipment • X rescues • Self rescues
• Towing • Dealing with emergencies
•Coastguard and RNLI procedures
Contact us for more information and any questions you may have on sea kayaking in Devon.

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