Sea Kayak Holidays

 

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Pembrokeshire coastline with Sea Kayak Holidays Wales.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced kayaker, our tailored sea kayak holidays cater to your pace and preferences. Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of secluded beaches, playful seals, and mesmerizing marine life.

Our experienced guides provide unforgettable adventures, customized itineraries, and mini-coaching sessions to enhance your skills.

Reserve your spot now and embark on an unforgettable sea kayaking experience along the stunning coastlines of Wales.

2 – 5 days

All equipment provided

On-site camping and Accommodation

From £100 per day + 6% booking fee

Details & Itinerary

Sea Kayak Holidays Wales

Experience the Wonders of Pembrokeshire’s Coastal Paradise

With our Sea Kayak Holidays in Wales, we invite you to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Pembrokeshire coastline. With its stunning sights and unique wildlife, this is a kayaker’s paradise.

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit

The diverse and captivating Pembrokeshire coastline offers something for paddlers of all levels. Whether you’re a novice seeking a leisurely exploration or an experienced kayaker in search of thrilling adventures, our sea kayak holidays cater to your individual pace and preferences.

Immerse Yourself in Natural Splendor

As you glide through the pristine waters, take time to rest on secluded beaches, observe playful seals and porpoises in their natural habitat, explore mysterious caves that ignite the imagination, or revel in the exhilarating waves along some of the UK’s finest beaches.

Unparalleled Scenery and Wildlife Encounters

Pembrokeshire’s coastal National Park boasts unparalleled scenery, with towering cliffs, picturesque headlands, and hidden coves waiting to be discovered. Encounter a rich diversity of wildlife, from graceful sea birds nesting on the cliffs to curious seals and mesmerizing marine life beneath the crystal-clear waters.

Guided Adventures Tailored to You

Our experienced guides are passionate about providing you with unforgettable experiences. We offer tailored itineraries to accommodate your preferences, whether you have specific destinations in mind or seek guidance to explore hidden gems off the beaten path. We also provide mini-coaching sessions to enhance your skills and ensure you make the most of your time on the water.

Book Your Sea Kayaking Experience

Embark on a journey of discovery with Sea Kayak Holidays Wales. Explore the wonders of the Pembrokeshire coastline, immerse yourself in nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to reserve your spot and prepare for an adventure like no other.

Book Now and embark on an unforgettable sea kayaking experience along the stunning coastlines of Wales.

Choose Your Skill Level

Calm Conditions (Level 2-3): Immerse yourself in the sights of Pembrokeshire at a relaxed pace. Explore beautiful headlands, such as Dinas Head, and discover stunning features like the Witch’s Cauldron. Each day, we’ll navigate the best coastlines while keeping you relatively sheltered from weather conditions.

A Wilder Ride (Level 4-5): Are you an experienced sea kayaker seeking bigger, more challenging adventures? Join our Sea Kayak Holidays in Wales for an exhilarating experience. Explore offshore islands like the Bishops and Clerks, conquer tide races and overfalls like the infamous Bitches in Ramsey Sound, and tackle committing day paddles like Strumble Head. Weather permitting, we’ll guide you through these iconic Pembrokeshire routes, and even if the weather turns, we have plenty of fantastic sheltered coastlines to explore.

1. Use this guide to choose your kayaking courses by clicking on the level tabs above. ↑

2. Find the tab that describes your level best.

3. Select your level when you book.

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).

 

Need more help deciding on a level to book?

Try our levels page to see where you are!

What you can expect:
  • An Enjoyable Paddling Experience: Discover various stunning locations throughout Pembrokeshire as you embark on an unforgettable sea kayaking journey. Your guide will discuss a rough plan for your time with us, taking weather conditions into account.
  • Mini-Coaching Sessions: Enhance your skills and make the most of your experience with our knowledgeable guides. While the focus is on enjoying the journey, scenery, and wildlife, we provide mini-coaching sessions along the way to help you improve your paddling technique.
  • Customizable Itineraries: We aim to accommodate your requests and preferences. Whether you have specific places you want to explore, skills you want to work on, or qualifications you wish to achieve, let us know, and we’ll tailor the experience to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.
What you should bring:

Essential:

  • If you are camping on-site with us be sure to bring your camping gear with you. 
  • Food is not provided during your stay with us. Please bring food with you including your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day (in a suitable container to be taken on the kayaks i.e plastic food container)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Any shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (even flip-flops).
  • 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 instruction and leadership from our qualified coaches
Small coach to group ratio of 1:4 or 2:6
We will provide all equipment you need or you are welcome to use your own.

We will have available:

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

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

Plan Your Sea Kayaking Holiday in Pembrokeshire

Best Time to Visit Pembrokeshire for Sea Kayaking

  • Spring: Experience the wonders of nature as the cliffs and shorelines come alive with nesting sea birds. Watch as they tend to their nests and witness their graceful flights.
  • Summer: Bask in the warm sunshine and enjoy pleasant temperatures while exploring the captivating Pembrokeshire coast by kayak. Take in the stunning vistas and crystal-clear waters.
  • Autumn: Embark on a memorable adventure as seals flock to the rocky shores of Pembrokeshire to give birth and raise their adorable pups. Witness these incredible marine mammals in their natural habitat.
  • Winter: Discover a different side of Pembrokeshire’s rugged beauty. While the weather may be cooler, you’ll find tranquillity and solitude as you paddle along the picturesque coastline.

Comfortable Accommodation Options

  • Onsite Camping: Immerse yourself in nature at our dedicated campsite. With only a handful of pitches, it offers a small and quiet atmosphere. Wake up to panoramic views of Wolf’s Rock and beyond, creating an idyllic setting for your sea kayaking holiday.
  • Holmus Cottage: Indulge in the ultimate comfort at our luxury holiday cottage, conveniently located onsite. Relax and unwind in a cosy retreat after a day of thrilling kayaking adventures. Enjoy modern amenities and savour the scenic surroundings.
  • Local Accommodations: If you prefer to choose your own accommodation, Pembrokeshire offers a wealth of options. Select a place near our base in Letterston, ensuring easy access to the Sea Kayak Academy each morning.

Gear and Equipment for All Seasons

  • Whatever the time of year or weather conditions, the Sea Kayak Academy has you covered. We provide high-quality dry suits and drying facilities, ensuring comfort and safety during your sea kayaking experience.

Getting to Pembrokeshire Made Easy

  • By Car: Travel at your convenience and take advantage of ample parking space at our base. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the stunning Pembrokeshire region at your own pace.
  • Public Transport: If you prefer not to drive or don’t have access to a vehicle, we can arrange convenient pick-ups and drop-offs from local public transport options. Let us take care of the logistics, so you can focus on enjoying your sea kayaking adventure.

Start Planning Your Unforgettable Sea Kayaking Adventure

Contact the Sea Kayak Academy today to start planning your dream sea kayaking holiday in Pembrokeshire. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or new to the sport, our experienced guides and breathtaking coastal landscapes will ensure an unforgettable experience. Discover the beauty of Pembrokeshire’s marine life, explore hidden coves, and create memories that will last a lifetime.