Sea Kayak Torbay

Kayaking

Hampton Ave, Torquay, TQ1 3LA

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About Us

When we think about it, what epitomises Torbay is the view from the sea. We are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and grandeur of the beautiful place we live in – and the geological history of what makes Torbay the stupendous coastal adventure playground that it is. It’s something rarely seen by the average visitor, of course, but it’s getting up close and personal to the multitude of rocks, coves, caves and inlets making up the 20 miles and 22 beaches of Torbay’s coastline that brings it all to life. This is the foundation on which SKT is built: the sheer amazement at what Torbay’s coastline has to offer, our wish to share with everyone the excitement we feel every time we go out.

That needs to be done safely, of course, and that is where SKT’s expertise comes in. Kieran, a fully qualified and enthusiastic tour guide, provides the perfect environment to enjoy all this in a wide variety of packages ranging from a couple of hours’ paddle to a 2-day coastal tour, all suitable for either the beginner paddler or the more experienced one.

Whether it’s a family day out with a difference, an office away-day, team building exercise or simply a random collection of individuals brought together for an enjoyable potter around the coast, SKT is there to tailor each trip to the individual requirements of those taking part. And you don’t necessarily have to come to us we come to you because we are fully mobile and can provide a pick-up/drop-off service either at your hotel or beach of your choice. And we provide everything from the boats (including tandem-style kayaks) to Inuit-style clothing for cooler temperatures to keep you dry and comfortable (and food and drink as well on some of our packages).

Sea kayaking is an exhilarating experience for its own sake anyway, but when you add the extra dimension of learning about Torquay's cultural history, Victorian heritage and the Geopark along the way, get to explore the rocks, hear the story of how they were formed, draw up at a deserted beach, fillet and stone-cook any fish you may catch, and explore remote rock pools unvisited by the bucket-and-spade brigade, a day out with SKT is something that will stay with you long after you are dropped back at your hotel.

We pride ourselves on being a ‘leave no trace behind’ operation and seek to inculcate that mentality on everyone we meet, such is our commitment to maintaining our maritime environment. Not that we bang on about it – it’s just something that permeates everything we do at SKT. That, and enjoying our beautiful bay.

Oh, and toasting marshmallows as well ... goes down nicely after stone-cooked fish.

Tours

Sunrise Tour - 0730 - 1000, 150mins, £250 up to 10 people 

Sunset Tour - 1730 - 2000, 150 mins, £250 up to 10 people 

Taster Tour 90 mins £100 minimum 4 people, group discounts available, 

Half Day Tour  3.5 hours £50 per person, family and group discounts available

Full Day Geo Safari   6.5 hours £100 per person, family and group discounts available

Geopark - Geology field study - Guided by tandem Sea Kayak - Meadfoot Beach Torquay TQ12LL 

- 25th of May to 31st May every day 10 - 1300 £50 per person

Sea Kayaking Courses

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced available, 2 Days, £175 p/p - Dates TBA in May and June

 

2019 Visit Devon Silver Award - New Business

2019 Visit Devon Bronze Award - Active and Sporting Experience of the Year

Awards

  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Bronze Visit Devon Awards - Bronze 2019
  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Silver Visit Devon Awards - Silver 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSea Watch Foundation - Recommended Boat Operator - 2018 Sea Watch Foundation - Recommended Boat Operator - 2018 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWise - Accredited Wildlife Safe Operator Wise - Accredited Wildlife Safe Operator 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousOrigym Awards - Best Water Sports Providers in the UK - 2018 Origym Awards - Best Water Sports Providers in the UK - 2018 2018

Opening Times

Openings 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 30 Nov 2021)

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Recent Reviews:

  • Leanne2015
    Lichfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic experience
    5 of 5 stars
    28th Aug 2020
    My husband and I did the half day kayak experience with Keiron and our 10 and 14 year old boys. Trying to find something for a 14 year old to enjoy that doesn't involve xbox is tough, however this... Read full review
  • J6264EJnickl
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    Couples
    Brilliant time, great tour
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Oct 2020
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a half-day kayaking tour of Torbay. Kieran was really professional and full of fascinating information about the places we passed and Torquay in general. Whether... Read full review
  • DBR66
    Charlestown, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    First time for everything! Wow!
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Oct 2020
    When my husband told me he had booked a half day kayaking tour I was excited and nervous all at the same time... Neither of us have done this before but what an amazing time we had. Met everyone at... Read full review

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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