At Sea Kayaking Cornwall we have the privilege to coach you to kayak around some of the most stunning coastline Britain has to offer. Let us inspire you on your journey into sea kayaking – the most wonderful way to experience the ocean and its mesmerizing flora and fauna. Choose between 1-day, 2-days or a 5-day introduction courses.

Five Days Introduction Course

Our five-day introduction to sea kayaking is the perfect course to learn the basic and most important skills needed to be safe and truly discover the world of sea kayaking and the wonderful space it opens up to those who venture onto the ocean.

We will have the opportunity to really get to know you over the five days, and coach you towards your full potential. We will be able to instil a clear understanding of sea kayaking skills and safety in you and help you build your confidence. During the week you will cover skills, advise on safety kit and protocols, recoveries and rescues. You will have the opportunity to paddle in different locations and conditions allowing you to explore more of the amazing Cornish coastline than in any other introduction course.

The five-day course also allows us more time to look at weather information, tides and the planning process with you, which gives you a more complete base from which to build your experience and knowledge.

What's included?

  • Sea Kayaking Cornwall’s experienced coach with area knowledge offering coaching, assistance, planning and safety throughout the course.
  • Kayak – we supply suitable sea kayaks. You are welcome to bring your own kayak which we will gladly place on our trailer and transport and store for you during the duration of your course.
  • Spray decks.
  • Buoyancy aids /PFD.
  • Paddling kit – We can supply wind proof jackets (cags), thermal rash vests, wetsuits, and helmets. Please advise us of your kit requirements prior to arrival.
  • Kayak storage and under cover drying area in our barn.

What's not included?

  • Transport to start locations in Cornwall. We have a limited number of passenger seats available in our van; please advise if you require transport from our site to launch locations before your arrival.
  • Food and beverages during the trip.
  • Accommodation
  • Suitable footwear.

Time and Location

Meet at our base at 9:15 am on the first day of your course:

Sea Kayaking Cornwall
Tregedna Farm
Maenporth
Falmouth
TR11 5HL

We will brief and debrief each day at our warm and fully equipped log cabin at Tregedna Farm with a welcoming cup of coffee or tea and free Wi-Fi to source our weather forecasts (or to check mails).

We will plan each day around what we need to learn and achieve in conjunction with what the weather allows us to do.

What to bring

  • Travel insurance.
  • Food & drinks. Packed lunches, snacks, hot drinks, water etc.
  • Dry bags – various sizes for lunch, valuables and dry clothes to change into at the end of the day.
  • Paddling kit – suitable for cold-water paddling. Please contact us if you are uncertain that you have the correct gear. We can supply windproof jackets, thermal rash vests, and wetsuits.
  • Suitable footwear: Wetsuit booties / water shoes / old trainers.
  • Sun cream.
  • Sunglasses and hat.
  • Personal medication and first aid kit.
  • Money, as there is cafes and restaurants to visit.

Accommodation

This course consists of individual days of training from our Cornwall base while enjoying accommodation of your choice.

The best option if you have your own transport is our neighbourly lodge and campsite at Tregedna Farm –Tregedna Farm Holidays

Please enquire and book directly with Tregedna Farm holidays http://www.tregednafarmholidays.co.uk/

Further accommodation options can be found at

www.seakayakingcornwall.com/accommodation/

Travel

https://www.seakayakingcornwall.com/about-us/getting-here/

Bespoke Option

This course can be booked as a bespoke week / weekend / day at any time of the year for a group, club or family provided we have space in our calendar to accommodate your required dates.

Please contact us on info@seakayakingcornwall.com for your bespoke booking requirements.

At a Glance..

  • Price: £425 per person
  • Dates: Throughout the year

Download the course PDF

We have put all the information on this page and more into a handy reference document for you to download.

What experience do I need?

To get the most out of the course you should be fairly fit and comfortable swimming or floating (assisted by a flotation device) in deep water. All participants will be required to complete a full medical questionnaire.

No kayaking experience is necessary for this course. We will begin with the basics and build your skill set and confidence.

We would expect to cover distances of between 5 – 12 km (6 hours) a day depending on conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the required ability please feel free to contact us on info@seakayakingcornwall.com.

Read our guide on levels of sea kayaking ability

Contact Us

Please give us a call if you have any queries or wish to discuss any of our courses or expeditions:

0044 (0)1326 250889 (office)
0044 (0) 7555 763695 (Shaun Rodgers)
0044 (0) 7901 511099 (Geoff Cater)

Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Tregedna Farm, Maenporth, TR11 5HL
When:
19 April 2021 – 23 April 2021 all-day
2021-04-19T00:00:00+01:00
2021-04-24T00:00:00+01:00
Cost:
425