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Sea Kayak Torbay

Type:Kayaking

Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DD

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2024 Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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Sea Kayak Torbay is a specialist slow adventure tour operator in Geology and Marine Wildlife tours throughout the English Riviera's UNESCO Global Geopark! Backed by more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, we deliver Tours, Training and Beach Hire for all your Watersports needs in Babbacombe Bay, Torquay, Devon. We also cater for mobile tours to other sheltered locations in the Bay, but we know those of you new and returning, will fall in love with Babbacombe! Whether you’re looking to learn a new paddle sport, book a new experience for your school or just planning an unforgettable family day out, we’ve got something for everyone. Call 01803 912963 to book your experience or use our booking system and live calendar featured in the navigational bar on every page. Please visit our sister websites for beach hire go to www.babbacombewatersports.com or for Stand-Up Paddleboard tours and training go to www.sup-torbay.com.

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

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Steven L
      Great Experience even for the first-timer
      5 of 5 stars
      20/08/2023
      Me and my partner really enjoyed the experience. I had never kayak before and it was my first time trying it. Tom was such a nice guide who showed us the beaches and all the amazing spots. We were... Read full review
    • lucyfarrarrr10
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      Fab kayak tour
      5 of 5 stars
      22/08/2023
      Went on a amazing kayak tour around Oddicombe today with our guide Tom! We kayaked through caves, saw wild birds, seals and toasted marshmallows on a nearby bay! We had such a great afternoon... Read full review
    • peterhJ8515DX
      Fantastic time Kayaking
      5 of 5 stars
      26/08/2023
      We had the best time kayaking with Tom as our guide, he was very knowledgeable of the location and kayaking, open water is not my favourite place to be but Tom was reassuring and gave us some basic... Read full review

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