Next trip running 18th September 2021
Have you ever wanted to go on a journey in a sea kayak? Carrying everything you need with you, travelling with the wind and weather, and exploring what comes along? Challenging yourself to live light? Then join us. Just enjoy being guided or make the most of our experienced instructors and gain tuition as you go. The cost includes your guiding fee and kayaking kit (boat, spray deck, paddle, buoyancy aid, cag, helmet and long john wetsuit).
Wake to the sound of the birds before packing your tent up and paddling off for chance encounters with puffins, seals and razorbills. Meet new people, and relive the day's adventures over a drink in the island pub, before perhaps walking up the hill to watch the sunset. Then it's back to the tent for a well earned sleep.
You will arrive on St Mary's at about mid day and catch the inter-island ferry to St Martin's where we will meet you on the quay. After setting up camp we begin with a late afternoon paddle to ease back into it and get used to the kit. Then its of to the pub to enjoy the view and some food. The exact route for the week will be weather dependent and will be decided on a day to day basis. Previous trips have included exploring Round Island, Men-a-vaur, Tean and Tresco. Two nights at Bryher enabling us to kayak around the Northern rocks and take in Samson and St Agnes before heading back to St Martins and the Eastern Isles the next day. On your final day there is time for an early morning kayak before packing up and catching the inter-island ferry back to St Mary's to travel to Penzance and home. There are pubs on each island for those who don’t want to cook, and shops on route for supplies. The exact finishing time on the Friday will depend on the boat times back to St Mary’s.
Depending on the weather some of the crossings can present more of a challenge, therefore this trip is not suitable for complete beginners (beginners welcome on our other trips, see across). You must be able to do the following: Paddle a sea kayak Paddle 5 days in a row for an average of 4-6 hours a day depending on the weather and the group Carry your camping kit from the beach to the campsite which may be up to a 500m away Travel light and either bivi under a tarp or sleep in a small tent Have had some experience of paddling in either lumpy seas, windy conditions or moderate waters at times The easiest way to find out if the trip is for you is to give us a call and chat it through with us. If you spend a lot of time on the water doing other sports then your confidence and sea awareness may be good enough. We recommend 16yrs + and under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Costs not included in the price are: Travel to and from the Isles of Scilly (£110) Campsite fees (£13 ish a night) Water taxi St Mary’s to St Martin's and back about £12 Camping equipment and food for the week More information on what to bring and how much room you have to carry it in will be provided on booking.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
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