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2 Day Introduction to Sea Kayaking

  • Location Torbay
  • Price from £185.00


Learn to Sea Kayak in a world-famous watering hole, The English Riviera. Our introductory courses empower you to take your kayaking to the next level or all the tools you will need to kick start your journey in the world of paddling.
You will train on land and sea taking in the holistic nature of Sea Kayaking and its environment. You will master easy techniques to steer your craft with your body. This naturally increases your glide and your ability to manoeuvre. You are able to progress at your own rate or just come and enjoy the adventure and try something new. Most paddlers find that after the course there paddling ability, knowledge, and awareness are significantly increased.
Over the two days, you will launch from sheltered areas of the bay and develop a range of paddling skills and techniques. You will take a journey each day to find interesting features to play around and practice the skills and techniques acquired in manoeuvring your craft. You will get to land in multiple shorelines and learn how to safely land on rocks or in exposed areas where landing may seem impossible.
You will learn to launch and land in small surf, of pontoons, slipways, beaches, banks and rocks. As you progress you will see how to use these skills in a range of environments and different conditions.
Each day you can try different crafts and equipment, which will then stretch your abilities and when you return to your original craft you will find you have a greater range of comfortable movement.
We will look at safety equipment, clothing, and accessories that can benefit you and your future development in the sport.
Throughout the course, you will also develop your knowledge of trip planning, as well as weather and tidal navigation. You will even plan the journey for day two, using the skills we learn on Day 1.
Please contact us for a full course itinerary.
Where Babbacombe Bay Brixham Dart Estuary Torquay Paignton Teign Estuary

Day 1

Launching, landing and loading vehicles Paddling skill development and techniques to BCU 2 star Introduction to a range of Crafts and paddles Safety equipment - what you should take and what you need to learn Clothing and Accessories Coastal navigation, meteorology and tide planning. Trip planning day/weekend/expedition Journey

Day 2

Reading the water, lines of transit and protection Ferry gliding and crossing estuaries, rivers or within narrows. Surf/rock landings
Capsize, self-rescue/swim to shore 50m Watching marine wildlife code Fishing equipment - bobbing with hand lines Packing boats for wild camping Journey


Not-provided Accommodation

There is a good range of accommodation in the area and within walking distance to at least one of the launches, however, currently we do not provide this within the course package.
Please contact should you like some local information on the location you wish to stay.

    What's included

  • Equipment All clothing and equipment can be provided as well as boats and paddles

    What you'll need

  • Food Lunch and snacks, we may catch something if we fish
  • Drink At least 1 liter of water each
  • Other Wear beach clothes if it is over 15 degrees and low winds. If it is under then bring casual layers to go under our semi-dry trousers and jackets. There is a large drysuit that can be borrowed for any wet stuff. However, we do not provide wetsuits. It is so warm in the summer you would be happy for a dip!
    Please feel free to bring your own boat, blades or any technical clothing or equipment.


  • Flexible Policy