Susie Gillespie

SEA KAYAKING HOLIDAY IN SOUTH DEVON

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Join David and Susie on a Guided Sea Kayaking holiday along the coastline and river estuaries of South Devon UK. Stay with them in their Barn House and Farm House and discover the hidden coves, cut off beaches and natural world here in South Devon.

Join us on a Sea Kayaking Holiday.

2 Day beginners and intermediate short break holidays

All equipment and coaching provided.

Stay with us in our Barn House and Farm House Accommodation set in a 15th Century Orchard in a valley two miles from the coast and the river Dart

Broadsands beach torbay sea kayaking holidays

Sea Kayaking allows you to move silently through nature experiencing the wildlife close up and undisturbed while exploring the hidden coves, cut-off beaches, remote inlets and caves you can only discover from the water.

We aim to view nature in its natural habitat without disturbing, displacing or damaging it and even more importantly our aim is to leave the beaches, coves and other marine environments we visit in a better condition than when we arrived. 

Sea Kayaking is not only a wonderful way to discover the hidden beauty of the coastline and estuaries of South Devon but also a great way to take part in a fun, memorable outdoor activity with a small group of like minded people.

valley view

 

 

2 Day beginners and intermediate short break holidays, all equipment and coaching provided. Learn how to Sea kayak or if you have Sea kayaked before this is a great opportunity to improve your skills. David is a British Canoeing qualified Sea Kayak Leader and Sea Kayak coach and Susie has many years experience Sea kayaking around the South Devon Coastline.

You will stay with David and Susie in their Farm house and Barn house set in a 15th Century Orchard in a valley two miles from the coast and the river Dart. The Farm house has its origins dating back 500 years and

Dartmouth castle sea kayaking holidaythe Barn house is a converted Cider barn renovated with a rustic/contemporary feel furnished with artwork and cushions hand made by Susie.

The accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, each bedroom has a double bed and guests also have shared use of a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own evening meals, drinks and snacks.

 

 

Lunch stopWhat we’ll do:

Each morning we will meet, discuss the options for the day based on the group, the weather and the tides. We will choose one of the many locations along the coastline or river estuaries of South Devon, kit you up, load up the Sea kayaks, have a safety briefing and head to the water.

Torbay is an ideal place to start with its sheltered waters, beaches and rocky coves. The coastline is a UNESCO Global Geopark and home to the sea grass beds which are the breeding grounds of our native species of seahorse.

If you are interested in wildlife the Dart Estuary between Totnes and Dartmouth is the place. Seals, Cormorants, Little Egrets, Kingfishers, Herons and a wide variety of seabirds are often seen as we paddle or drift along with the tide in amongst the reed beds and remote side creeks.

As you gain confidence, the South Hams coastline is amazing for Sea kayaking it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has a rugged coastline, sea caves, headlands and exposed cliffs for the more adventurous.

Dartmouth Sea KayakingTo minimise the impact we have on the beaches, coves and estuaries we visit the maximum number of participants will be 6 people. The Sea Kayaking Holidays are available for anyone over the age of 16 who can confidently swim 50m and has a reasonable level of fitness. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

What we provide:

Wind proofs jackets, Buoyancy aids, Paddles, spray decks, dry bags, safety equipment and Sea kayaks.

Orchard Barn House with barrelAccommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis in our Barn House and Farm House set in our 15th Century orchard. Each bedroom has a double bed and guests also have shared use of a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own evening meals, drinks and snacks.

If you would like to stay any extra nights please let us know.

Are you interested in coming along but slightly unsure? If so please let us know by using the contact tab above and you can chat it through with David to see if it is right for you or not.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire.

 

Beginners 2 day holiday

May 2020: Sat 23rd & Sun 24th with accommodation dates Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd May

July 2020: Sat 11th & Sun 12th with accommodation dates Fri 10th & Sat 11th July

July 2020: Sat 25th & Sun 26th with accommodation dates Fri 24th & Sat 25th July

Aug 2020: Sat 29th & Sun 30th with accommodation dates Fri 28th & Sat 29th Aug.

Sept 2020: Sat 5th & Sun 6th with accommodation dates Fri 4th & Sat 5th Sept

Price: £295 per person and includes:

  • 2 full days of guided tours and coaching with lunch and snacks.
  • 2 nights B and B accommodation in our Barn House or Farm house with a kitchen available for you to prepare your own evening meals and snacks.
  • Sea kayaks and equipment.

Day 1: Introduction to Sea kayaking coaching session and guided tour.

Day 2:: Skill improvement coaching session and guided tour.

Intermediate 2 day holiday

July 2020: Sat 4th & Sun 5th with accommodation dates Fri 3rd & Sat 4th July

Sept 2020: Sat 19th & Sun 20th with accommodation dates Fri 18th & Sat 19th Sept

Price: £295 per person and includes:

  • 2 full days of guided tours and coaching with lunch and snacks.
  • 2 nights B and B accommodation in our Barn House or Farm house with a kitchen available for you to prepare your own evening meals and snacks.
  • Sea kayaks and equipment.

Day 1: Sea kayaking coaching session and guided tour.

Day 2: Skill improvement coaching session and guided tour.

Are you interested in coming along but slightly unsure? If so please let us know by using the contact tab above and you can chat it through with David to see if it is right for you or not.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire.