These captivating islands find a place in your heart. Once experienced most are drawn to return. Sea kayaking is the perfect way to explore the crystal clear waters and the sparkling beaches.
St Martin's Sea Kayaking Week
5 days - £400
Dates for 2021:
17th - 21st May - 3 Spaces left for those with previous experience
1st - 5th June - Fully Booked
14th - 18th June - Fully Booked
21st - 25th June - Fully Booked
These magical islands are a fantastic place to paddle. Not to mention the sense of peace that washes over you as you step onto St Martin's quay.
Complete beginners welcome. Learn to sea kayak or advance the skills you already have with a week of tuition and guiding in the glorious setting of the Isles of Scilly. Meet some like minded people, and some may become lifetime friends.
Our qualified and very experienced guides work under the professional body of British Canoeing they create a relaxed and fun environment in which to learn and improve.
We will be based at St Martin’s campsite but you can choose accommodation to suit your needs. We aim to do plenty of sea kayaking with trips to as many of the islands as we can get to! Different trips each day. Enjoying the wildlife and breath taking scenery that this unique location has to offer.
The cost includes your tuition/guiding fee and kayaking kit (boat, spray deck, paddle, buoyancy aid, cag, helmet and long john wetsuit).
We recommend 14yrs + and under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Other costs to be booked and paid for separately by you:
Island Roaming Trip
5 days - £450
Dates for 2021:
18th - 22nd Sept - 1 Space left
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.
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.