Sea Kayaking

So you want to kayak?

 From the thrill of sea kayaking in rough coastal water to the calm of paddling along the beautiful, timeless estuary, Salcombe is a paradise for beginners and experts – with some of the best sea kayaking in the UK.

That’s why we have made Salcombe our home.

Beautiful, secluded beaches. Gentle, peaceful creeks. Stunning cliffs and caves. Fantastic rock hopping. Snorkelling. Coasteering. Wild camping, in glorious locations teeming with nature and wildlife… it’s all waiting to be discovered by kayak, here in Salcombe and along the South Hams coast.  

We introduce people of all ages (minimum age 8) and abilities to the best sea kayaking in Salcombe, with routes and adventures to suit everyone. 

All our tours include:

Expert local guides
Our guides have incredible local knowledge allowing us to operate safely in most conditions and share the beautiful surroundings.

World-Class Equipment
P and H sea kayaks, Lendal paddles, Gul buoyancy aids and Nookie technical clothing.

Instructor ratio
We operate following the highest industry standards for guide to paddler ratio.

Qualified guides
All our lessons are led by fully qualified, passionate and experienced guides and instructors.

Great location
Our unique location in East Portlemouth gives us equal access to inland and coastal paddles

Your sea kayaking adventure starts at Port Waterhouse; our HQ on the banks of Salcombe Estuary. You’ll be prepped by our highly experienced team before heading out to the slipway where your kayak awaits. This is where your adventure begins; heading on an explore towards the sea or ‘pootling’ (that’s an unofficial, nautical term – meaning ‘to travel in a leisurely manner’) around the estuary. 

Make a sea kayaking tour an unforgettable part of your stay in Salcombe.

Estuary Explorer

From £48 per person

Kayak calmly along the timeless Salcombe estuary. Perfect for children, families and people who want a bit of peace and quiet out on the water. Our most peaceful and relaxing sea kayak tour option.

Duration: 2 hours


Harbour Hero

From £60 per person

Venture towards the mouth of the harbour to explore the stunning cliffs and enjoy some adventurous paddling, whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery on your return. Suitable for energetic beginners and experienced kayakers.

Duration: 3 hours

Coastal Crusader

From £108 per person

For serious sea kayakers who want to go further and experience the thrill of rough coastal water, rock hopping and wild camping in awesome locations. Bespoke trips designed around the paddler(s) themselves.

Duration: Custom

We also create unforgettable days on the water for groups and parties – from corporate days for clients and staff, to brides and grooms celebrating with friends before their wedding day. Nothing is more special than getting out on the water. Sounds good? Click the button to get in touch!