This course is aimed at INTROmediate / Intermediate paddlers who are keen to learn essential skills to take a sea kayak into multiday expeditions. It is perfectly suited to any paddlers wishing to gain more experience before going on our expeditions. We will learn how to plan a trip and load our kayaks with everything we need for an overnight trip before setting off to discover the wonders of the Cornish coastline. We will introduce you to overnight camping and you may cover some of the additional expedition skills such as fishing, foraging, fire skills, shelter building, cooking and much more. The main emphasis of this course is to introduce you to the skills needed to enjoy multi-day trips and learn how to handle a kayak thats fully laden to get you where you want to go.

Looking forward to sharing our
with you!
 – Sea Kayaking Cornwall Team

What's included?

Sea Kayaking Cornwall’s experienced guide with area knowledge offering advice, assistance, planning and safety throughout the trip.

Kayak. We can supply suitable kayaks but we recommend you bring your own kayak for comfort and fit.

Buoyancy aids /PFD.

Spray decks.


We suggest using your own kayak and kit on this expedition so that you are comfortable and have practiced, prepared and packed your kayak before arrival.This is to ensure that all your kit fits and you are familiar with all aspects of your expedition kit and kayak.

What's not included?

Transport to start location.

Food and beverages during the trip.

Camping equipment.

Vehicle parking (if necessary)

Time and Location

Meet at our cabin at Tregedna Farm on the first day of your weekend. Your guide will plan the weekend to get the best out of what conditions allow and your needs and desires.

Tregedna Farm,
TR11 5HL

What to bring

  • Travel insurance.
  • Prepare for 1 breakfast – 2 lunches – 1 dinner – plus snacks and hot drinks for the time we are out.
  • Dry bags – various sizes.
  • Camping kit: Tent, sleeping mat and sleeping bag suitable for spring / summer conditions (2-3 season).
  • Stove, pans and fuel/gas (water bottle or flexible water bag), plus a reliable means of lighting.
  • Thermos or “Jet boil” style cooker for keeping or heating liquids.
  • Paddling kit – We recommend to bring:  large jacket or storm cag that will fit over your buoyancy aid to help you regulate temperature on the water; dry suits or paddling trousers with a dry top with a choice of either thin or thick thermals depending on the temperature. Please contact us if you are uncertain that you have the correct gear!
  • Safety kit. We carry adequate safety kit. However, we suggest you bring the safety kit that you would normally paddle with. A group can never have enough safety equipment on a trip!
  • Sponge
  • Sun cream, sunglasses and hat
  • Insect and midge repellent (“Smidge” is effective), and tick removers. Be aware of ticks and Lyme Disease and regularly check for ticks on your body.
  • Camera
  • Headlamp/torch
  • Personal medication and first aid kit
  • Suitable bags to carry your kit in up the beach (IKEA bag).
  • Suitable footwear and change of clothes for walking in the conditions and changing into at the end of the day.
  • Phone and power banks. The Helford has cell phone reception in many but not all places. Ensure you have sufficient power.
  • Money, just incase.

Fishing kit. There will be the opportunity to fish, so bring a hand line or fishing rod. Please note: This is not a guaranteed way of supplementing your food!

At a Glance..

  • Price: £300 per person
  • Dates: Throughout the year

Download the expedition 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 expedition you should be an INTROmediate / Intermediate paddler and be comfortable in conditions associated with force 4 winds.

If you have any questions regarding the required ability, please feel free to contact us on

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) 7455 884482 (James Roberts)

Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Tregedna Farm, Maenporth, TR11 5HL
15 June 2024 – 16 June 2024 all-day