South Devon Sea Kayak Weekend (August 12th – 13th) – Rare Escapes | The Best UK Adventures
  • Duration

    2 days, 1 night

  • Difficulty

    Easy
    No experience, basic fitness needed.

  • Free trip magazine

    10+ pages of adventure,
    pics, maps and tips.

  • Location

    Start/Finish: Devon –
    Paignton

  • Group Size

    12
    For availability see Book now

  • Price

    £155 pp

Book onto this open adventure – make friends and share unique experiences. 
Unlock a beautiful stretch of the UK coastline, using your sit-on-top kayaks and expert guides as your key. Paddle past sweeping beaches, dramatic cliffs, blustery headlands and sheltered coves. Have a go at hand line fishing from the kayaks, cook your catch on an open fire, marvel at the night sky and sleep under canvas to the sounds of waves breaking against the shore. Perfect.
Included: two days guided sea kayaking, fishing, swimming, all canoeing equipment, tent & roll matt, waterproof smock and trousers, dry bag for valuables, dinner (day 1), breakfast and lunch (day 2) and a free trip magazine.

Adventure

This fully guided escape takes place on sit-on-top kayaks – which are stable and easy to paddle, great for novices and experts. For 2 days these kayaks will be your key to explore amazing marine environments, the rugged coastline and some cave systems. There will also be time for short walks, fishing and a swim.

Sleep

Is there a better place to camp than overlooking a beach, listening to the waves and wildlife? I think not and after going on this escape I’m sure you’ll agree. In the evening you will be pitching in a beautiful location and will have time to go for a short walk, swim or just relax. We provide a 3 person tent but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Food and Drink

Arrive on the first morning having had breakfast and with a packed lunch. On the Saturday evening you’ll be cooking your freshly caught fish on an open fire (if you don’t catch a fish, an alternative will be provided). Your breakfast and lunch is also provided on the second day (think camp food and packed lunches).

FAQ

What is the itinerary (start-to-finish)?

DAY 1 – OFF TO SEA

Wake up and grab breakfast before meeting at your departure beach at 9:30 – a short walk from your accommodation (remember to take a packed lunch). From here you’ll be waving goodbye to town, civilisation and the stresses of modern day life.

Setting off, it won’t be long before your group will traverse the stunning coastline of South Devon. Over the day you’ll spend the time between exploring sea caves, stopping on remote beaches, spotting wildlife and fishing from your kayak. As the day draws to an end you’ll be pitching up at a secluded camp & enjoying a rustic meal of Mackerel and foraged shellfish, cooked on an open fire. A glass of red wine will help to wash the meal down before a night under the stars. 

DAY 2 – CAVES AND SEAL COLONIES

Nothing beats a night spent under canvas with the waves crashing against the shore as a backing track. Once you’ve woken up, marvel at the beauty of your surroundings, soon it’ll be time to pack up and get back in your kayak. Today you’ll be paddling back along the coast, but this time exploring all of  the sea caves you passed the previous day and spending time watching the local seal colony. 

Each day you will be paddling for approx. 6 hours.

What do I need to bring?

Below are the essentials – but remember, this is an ‘expedition’ so don’t overpack!

  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1, snacks and water for the trip.
  • Sleeping Bag,
  • 1 set of clothes for camp, 1 for paddling and some spare items.
  • Swimwear and a towel (travel towels are best)
  • 1 pair of trainers/sandals to get wet and 1 pair of dry footwear for camp.
  • Sunscreen & sun hat (warm hat if you get cold)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Head torch
  • A camera – so you can snap your amazing mini-adventure and share them @rareescapes and #rareadventure.

Do I need sea kayaking experience?

No – this trip is great for beginners all the way up to those who are experienced in sea kayaking. The sit-on-top kayaks are extremely safe and stable. This trip is fully guided by extremely experienced ‘kayakers’ who will give you clear instructions and training throughout.

Is this trip suitable for solo adventurers?

Yes! This mini-escape is perfect for those who are joining on their own. During your days out on the water and in the camp in the evening there will be plenty of time to bond and mingle with your c0-adventurers. The small group size means that it shouldn’t take you long to get to know everyone in the group.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a group trip we cannot promise that you’ll have your own tent, however we do always try and make sure that if you are sharing a tent that it is with somebody of the same gender. Once you’ve booked we will discuss this with you and make sure that you know exactly what the situation is and change it based on your preferences.

Is this trip suitable for groups?

Yes – depending on the size of your group. We limit the size of groups booking onto the trip to 6 people. In addition, if you’re booking onto this trip you need to be prepared to join in with the rest of those booked on and share in the collective adventure. If you would like to book a private trip then please get in touch (07802 503 387 or email) and we’d be happy to book you onto any available weekend.

What are the camp facilities like?

This is a Wild Expedition, there are none. This includes the fact that there are no toilet facilities. We will be required to go ‘Au natural’ and bury our waste in a latrine site in the sand. Please be prepared for this and also the good old British weather!

Can I tailor this trip (accommodation etc)?

No. As this is an open group trip the activities and accommodation can’t be changed. Due to the remote nature of this activity and the route taken there are no alternative accommodation options.

Are there any additional charges?

No – the only additional cost will be your breakfast and lunch on day 1 and your own transport to get to and from the adventure location (you will start and finish in Paignton).

If you have any other questions please get in touch!

How to get there

Train

From London book a train to Paignton on Friday evening (3pm or 4pm train from Paddington. Time = 3 hours 30 mins). Stay in Paignton on Friday night. From all other destinations arrive in Paignton Station by 8:30am on Saturday morning.

Drive

Drive to your start point in Paignton by 9am on Saturday morning (TQ4 6LP), pay and display or free off-road parking available. Get in touch if you need help organising your route.

Fly

Fly to Exeter airport the day before (Friday). Then either get the train/bus to Paignton (2 hours) or hire a car and drive (45 mins). Flight linkCar rental link.

Say YES to adventure

Call us now

07802 503 387 – we can take payments over the phone, organise deposits (25%) and answer any of your questions.

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Take the first step to your next adventure now. We’ll send you out your free trip magazine as soon as your payment has been processed. All major cards accepted.

£ 155.00

5 in stock

Departure:
  • 12th August 2017