Private Kayak Coaching/Guiding

With our Private Kayak Coaching/Guiding, we have the ultimate freedom to tailor your experience to whatever it is you or your group is looking for.

Would you rather learn without the pressure of other, unknown group members?

Or, perhaps you already have a group of friends who are all looking for something similar?

Bespoke experience

On-site camping and Accommodation

All equipment provided

Details & Itinerary

Private Coaching:

Would you rather learn without the pressure of other, unknown group members?

Or, perhaps you already have friends who are all looking for something similar?

Learn at your own pace, fast-track your development and get the personal care and attention you’re after by booking a private coach.

Private Guiding:

On holiday? Looking for someone to show you the spectacular sights of the Pembrokeshire Coast?

Don’t want the stress of having to plan the trips yourself …or even bringing your kit?!

We’ve got you covered. From coffee in the morning to a hot shower afterwards, we can provide everything you need to have a beautiful, stress-free day out on the water.

Coach-to-customer ratios:

1:6 Sheltered water (Level 1-2)

1:4 Moderate water (level 3-4)

1:3 Advanced water (level 5)

Higher numbers of people are available please let us know your requirements in the contact form below.

 

Price per day

  • 1 person: £195
  • 2 people: £330
  • 3 people: £390
  • 4 people: £440
  • 5 people: £475
  • 6 people: £510
  • 7 people: £595
  • 8 people: £680
What we will cover:

Absolutely anything you request this can be from how to use a kayak to how to navigate the famous tidal rapids in Ramsey Sound…

This is a fully tailored course to match you and your aspirations.

As long as it’s deemed safe, by our coach, for the weather and your abilities, we will provide it for you.

What you should bring:

Essential:

  • Lunch is not provided, please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day/course (in a suitable container to be taken on the kayaks i.e plastic food container)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Drinking water
  • Hat

On cold days: Bring a jumper or fleece that you don’t mind getting wet.

On hot days: You might wish to bring clothes to wear kayaking that you don’t mind getting wet (much more comfortable than a wetsuit). The kayak coach will advise on this during the introductory talk.

What we provide:

Top-quality guiding or coaching from our qualified team.

We will provide all equipment you need or you are welcome to use your own.

Available to use:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Wetsuits
  • Windproofs
  • Drysuits (in winter and on particularly cold days)
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Spray Skirts
  • Dry Bags
  • Helmets
  • Towlines
  • Map Cases

Your coach will discuss this with you on arrival and can provide anything extra you require.

Book your Private Coaching here:

We customize every private kayak coaching session to suit the individual needs and preferences of our clients.

That’s why we prioritize a personal experience from the very beginning of the booking process. Unlike online booking systems, we want to connect with you directly to understand your goals, skill level, and any specific requirements you may have.

To get started, simply fill out the contact form below. One of our experienced coaches will review your information and reach out to you shortly. This personalised approach ensures that every session is crafted to provide you with the best possible kayaking experience.

We look forward to helping you enhance your kayaking skills and create unforgettable moments on the water!

To personise your private coaching please add these details to the contact form below:

Preferred dates and/or availability:

Let us know when you’d like to schedule your coaching sessions or inform us of your general availability.

Kayaking levels:

Please refer to our levels guide displayed below. This helps us tailor our coaching to your specific needs.

1. Use this guide by clicking on the level tabs above. ↑

2. Find the tab that describes your level best.

3. let us know your level in the contact form below. ↓

Previous experience required:

None, start here if you haven’t been in a kayak before or only a few times. We will endeavour to find the most *sheltered water* possible.

 

Sheltered Water as defined by British Canoeing:

Areas of open water (e.g. lakes and lochs) where the paddlers are no more than 200 metres offshore and the wind strength does not exceed Beaufort force 3, avoiding the group from being swept/blown out of the safe working area. Slow-moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots)

Small enclosed bays, enclosed harbours where there is minimal possibility of being blown offshore, defined beaches with easy places to land throughout, no tide races, overfalls or surf.

 

Previous experience required:

For our level 2 courses, you should have a small amount of previous kayak/watersport experience or at least be fairly water confident. We stay mostly in *sheltered water* but will look to start developing your confidence in small waves and light winds.

 

Sheltered Water as defined by British Canoeing:

Areas of open water (e.g. lakes and lochs) where the paddlers are no more than 200 metres offshore and the wind strength does not exceed Beaufort force 3, avoiding the group from being swept/blown out of the safe working area. Slow-moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots)

Small enclosed bays, enclosed harbours where there is minimal possibility of being blown offshore, defined beaches with easy places to land throughout, no tide races, overfalls or surf.

Previous experience required:

For our level 3 courses, you should have a fair amount of experience in a kayak in *sheltered water* – whether it be in a Sit-on-Top, sea kayak or other. At this level, we start to guide you out of *sheltered water* and spend some time in areas of *moderate water* conditions.

Level 3 courses are often pitched at paddlers looking to obtain their British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award.

 

Sheltered Water as defined by British Canoeing:

Areas of open water (e.g. lakes and lochs) where the paddlers are no more than 200 metres offshore and the wind strength does not exceed Beaufort force 3, avoiding the group from being swept/blown out of the safe working area. Slow-moving estuaries (less than 0.5 Knots)

Small enclosed bays, enclosed harbours where there is minimal possibility of being blown offshore, defined beaches with easy places to land throughout, no tide races, overfalls or surf.

Moderate Water as defined by British Canoeing:

A stretch of coastline with some areas where it is not easy to land but there will always be straightforward land points a maximum of two nautical miles apart. Crossings not exceeding two nautical miles. Up to 2 Knots of tide (but not involving tide race or overfalls). Wind strengths do not exceed Beaufort force 4. Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height).

Previous experience required:

For our level 4 courses, you should have plenty of sea kayak experience, be very comfortable with the use of a spray-skirt and be comfortable with being rescued in flat water.

Level 4 courses are often pitched at paddlers looking to obtain their British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award and aspirant British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leaders.

At this level, we generally aim to be in sustained *moderate* sea conditions with the possibility of venturing into some low level *advanced* conditions such as gentle tide races and overfalls.

 

Moderate Water as defined by British Canoeing:

A stretch of coastline with some areas where it is not easy to land but there will always be straightforward land points a maximum of two nautical miles apart. Crossings not exceeding two nautical miles. Up to 2 Knots of tide (but not involving tide race or overfalls). Wind strengths do not exceed Beaufort force 4. Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height).

Advanced Water as defined by British Canoeing:

Any journey on the sea where tidal races, overfalls or open crossings may be encountered and which cannot be avoided; sections of coastline where landings may not be possible or are difficult; sea state 4 and winds above Beaufort force 4; launching and landing through surf (up to 1.5 metres trough to crest height).

Previous experience required:

For our level 5 courses, you should have plenty of sea kayak specific experience in *moderate* sea conditions. You should be comfortable with being rescued in *moderate* sea conditions and an ability to roll is desirable.

Level 5 courses are often pitched at paddlers looking to obtain their British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Award and aspirant British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leaders.

At this level, we are seeking out *advanced* sea conditions, tidal rapids and/or exposed swell.

 

Moderate Water as defined by British Canoeing:

A stretch of coastline with some areas where it is not easy to land but there will always be straightforward land points a maximum of two nautical miles apart. Crossings not exceeding two nautical miles. Up to 2 Knots of tide (but not involving tide race or overfalls). Wind strengths do not exceed Beaufort force 4. Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height).

Advanced Water as defined by British Canoeing:

Any journey on the sea where tidal races, overfalls or open crossings may be encountered and which cannot be avoided; sections of coastline where landings may not be possible or are difficult; sea state 4 and winds above Beaufort force 4; launching and landing through surf (up to 1.5 metres trough to crest height).

 

Aspirations for your time with us:

Share your goals and aspirations for your kayaking sessions. Whether you’re aiming to improve specific skills, gain confidence, or explore new waters, we want to understand what you hope to achieve during your time with us.

Your input will enable us to create a customized coaching plan that aligns perfectly with your preferences and objectives. We look forward to assisting you in achieving your kayaking goals.

Start your private kayak coaching journey with us now!


Taught By Experts

A passionate team that is dedicated to helping customers on their personal journey in kayaking.

Small instructor to group ratios to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

All Kayaking Equipment Included

We can provide everything you need including wetsuits, windproofs, paddles, buoyancy aids and kayaks. Your coach will discuss this with you when meeting you and get anything extra you require.