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Sea Kayaking

SEA KAYAKING COURSES in beautiful Cornwall

3hrs Session - £40 Per Person (Includes all Kit Required)

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Sea Kayaking in Session

Sea kayaking truly is an activity for everybody to enjoy! Come and experience sit-on-top sea kayaking in Cornwall along some of the most beautiful stretches of our coastline!

You will be guided by are of fully qualified BCU (British Canoe Union) sea kayak instructors and shown the ropes and basic techniques so you can get the very most out of your Sea Kayak trip.

Explore caves, see the local marine life and enjoy 3 hours of adventurous water time in some the most stunning waters in the UK.

Sea Kayaking at Port Gaverne from Stuart Parry on Vimeo.

Sea Kayak trip with some of our Clients heading into the Gut at Port Gaverne!

Sea Kayaking in Cornwall at Port Gaverne

If you have a soft spot for cliff walking, rock pools and taking in the splendour of our coastlines, then sea kayaking is almost certainly for you. You don’t need to be an athlete either, anyone can take to the water in a sea kayak, with guidance, and enjoy the environment around them.

You’ll feel far more at one with your environment with this easy going sport, so if surfing and coasteering all sounds a little too hairy, this far more gentle activity is the one for you.

And our courses, are held in one of the most beautiful areas of Cornwall set at Port Gaverne, steeped in history and an area of outstanding beauty.

Port Gaverne is a beautiful cove nestled around the corner from Port Isaac completely unspoilt and sheltered from the elements - perfect for a cruise on a sea kayak!

With sheltered beaches, rock pools, caves in this pretty port of Cornwall you can while away the rest of the day after your kayaking session and enjoy cliff walks, the local port town and plenty more history.

sea kayaking in the coves

Learn to Sea Kayak

Similarly to mountain biking or surfing, there is of course a knack to sea kayaking, but it’s surprisingly easy to take up and feel safe and stable on your first session. We use sit-on-top kayaks too, which are far easier for novices then the standard kayaks you have to get in and out of. Plus, with our qualified instructors and in the sheltered coves of Port Gaverne, you’ll feel confident quickly and be able to enjoy your session from the get go.  

You’ll learn how to get in and out of your kayak easily, a few manoeuvres and how to be safe in the event of an (arguably wet) capsize!

Sea kayaking is a great activity for adults and older kids alike whether in groups, couples or as a family. It’s the perfect way to explore the local area with a completely transformed perspective, and enjoy some of your time on holiday or getting to know Cornwall.

Kit we’ll Provide for Your Sea Kayak Adventure

Buoyancy aids, a kayak and paddle plus a helmet are all provided by us as standard. Though of course, if you have your own kit, you’re welcome to bring it along with you on the day!

Part of the beauty of this activity is you don’t need much kit, you can wear normal clothes in the warmer months underneath your dry suit (that you aren’t fussed about getting wet!) and base layers as though you were going walking for colder times of the year. Something to keep the sun of your head and neck is advisable in the summer months, as is sunscreen - A change of clothes for after your session is a good idea too!

Keeping you Safe on the Water

Safety is always a top priority at Era Adventures, and kayaking is an incredibly safe sport to try out. Particularly since we take you on sea kayaking trips not surf kayaking sessions! All of our instructors are qualified first aiders, members of the British Canoe Union, qualified surf live savers and are also licensed by the adventure activities authority which means we’ve had a lot of training and practise at keeping you safe on the water!

Sea Kayaking FAQs

Can I come on a course if I’ve never kayaked before?

Absolutely! Sea kayaking is a really easy activity to pick up and enjoy from the first try. Plus, you’re in expert hands so your confidence will definitely get a boost - our sea kayak training is some of the best!

What kind of swimming ability do I need?

You’ll be kitted out in a buoyancy aid, (and your kayak floats too!) so if you do capsize, you shouldn’t have too much trouble at all. That been said, we’d recommend that as long as you can swim two lengths of a swimming pool comfortably you should be absolutely fine.

Are their age restrictions to your sessions?

We welcome younger kayakers who’ve been out before, otherwise, we suggest kids over 10 years of age are most suited to our sessions.

Will I need lots of upper body strength?

Surprisingly not! We aren’t powering along at any great pace, or surf kayaking where there are strong swells to contend with. I our sheltered coves as long as you are reasonably fit and healthy you shouldn’t have any trouble at all - So there’s no need to be doing press-ups for the weeks leading up to your session ..

Can I wear glasses or contacts?

You sure can. Although, if you’re wearing specs, it’s probably advisable to have them on a chain or band around your neck so as there is no chance of losing them to the waters. Contact lens wearers should also bring a spare pair or a pair of glasses on the off chance you lose one in the water.

Will we kayak in rough conditions?

Our kayaking spot is particularly secluded so it is exceptionally rare to encounter rough conditions. Since we are offering touring as opposed to surf kayaking, generally speaking we won’t kayak out in super rough swells. Though this situation is highly unlikely!

Book Now

Ready to take to the open water? Book your sea kayaking session with Era Adventures quickly and easily by giving us a call or dropping us a message through our online contact form. We’ll be back in touch with you as soon as we can! 

Call 01208 862 963

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