Sea kayaking holidays in Wales

Enjoy awe-inspiring days out exploring along the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales by sea kayak, the best possible way to experience the wild beauty of the coast, the spectacular sea cliffs and abundant wildlife.

Join us for a mid-week sea kayaking holiday on this inspirational Pembrokeshire National Park coast of Wales. Pembrokeshire is renowned in the kayaking world as being a true sea kayakers paradise, due to the wonderful natural features along the coast, the amazing variety of wildlife, the scope of sea kayaking conditions to enjoy and the challenges that provides, from quiet bays and secluded harbours to the many off-shore islands and tide races.

The Pembrokeshire Sea Kayak Odyssey is from 2 days up to 4 days, and can be enjoyed at two levels;

Beginners/Improvers Sea Kayak Odyssey: Suitable for complete beginners or those who have some kayaking experience with basic 1 star skills, but have none, or very little experience, of paddling on the sea.

If you have enjoyed our beginners At Sea with the Seals weekend then this will be the perfect introduction for this sea kayak Odyssey.

Holiday start dates 2016: 6th June; 11th July; 22nd August; 12th September

Improvers/Intermediate Sea Kayak Odyssey: Suitable for improvers up to intermediate level, involving longer more ambitious sea trips for those with previous experience of paddling on the sea. Your kayaking skills need to be 2 star level and the sea trips you take on this holiday will count as your sea journeys required for the 3 star award.

If you have enjoyed our Rock and Roll weekend, then this is the perfect mid-week holiday for you.

Holiday start dates; 23rd May; 15th August

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Both sea kayaking holidays will give you the chance to take two, three or up to four full day journeys along the coast, giving you the opportunity to enjoy and explore the best that the Pembrokeshire coastline has to offer. You will find yourself kayaking beneath spectacular rock faces, under natural rock arches and into booming sea caves. Unforgettable experiences await you as you paddle through swirling rock gardens, with the exhilaration of rock-hopping through the waves. You will get to enjoy the wonderful coastal wildlife up close and natural, often sharing your trip with Atlantic grey seals, gannets from Grassholm island and razorbills and guillemots that breed on cliff ledges along the coast. You may even see pods of porpoise or dolphins as they make their way up the coast, and play in the waves! The coastal slopes are awash with colours whatever the season, from gardens of spring flowers such as sea pinks and sea campion, to the purple heather and rusty browns of late summer.

On the Intermediate Odyssey we would hope to include some of our fabulous Pembrokeshire off-shore islands, some of the most awe-inspiring sea kayaking to be found in Europe.

What awards can I take?

On a skills level, on each holiday you can enjoy expert and patient tuition from our adventure guides. On the Beginners Odyssey you can work towards your 1 star and 2 star awards and on the Intermediate Odyssey you can be examined for the sea element of the 2 star award and work towards your 3 star. You can practise rescue techniques and towing, and learn the useful skill of Eskimo rescues and the art of rolling your kayak.

Our professional guides will also teach you a bit about the theory behind sea kayaking, showing you how to read charts, understand how the weather affects the sea conditions, and understanding some basic route planning.

How much does it cost, and what’s included?

Costs for 2016

2 full days sea kayaking and 2 nights with accommodation and all meals £289

3 full days sea kayaking and 3 nights with accommodation and all meals £429

4 full days sea kayaking and 4 nights with accommodation and all meals £565

The Sea Kayak Odyssey includes:

  • 5 star ecolodge accommodation
  • yummy home cooked meals (with picnic lunches on your kayaking days)
  • all specialist sea kayak equipment
  • friendly and qualified instructors
  • PSV qualified drivers and minibus transport for your days out
  • train station transfers for certain trains

For groups who fancy a night out under the stars, we can offer sea kayaking and camping trips on the north Pembrokeshire coastline. If you have a group of 6 or more and you would like us to organise a sea kayaking trip especially for you on a specific dates, do get in touch.

Sea kayaking holiday with Preseli Venture
I visited Preseli Venture on my own in the first week of September for 3 days of Kayaking. Best money I ever spent on a trip. The lodge is modern, clean and with great facilities. The staff are all very lovely, very helpful, welcoming, and go out of their way to make sure you have the best trip you can have. The delicious home cooked food is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner and with generous portions for those action packed days! The modest size of the lodge and the company means you get a very personal experience (unlike other huge holiday companies) and the staff really get to know you ask how you're getting on each day. The instructors of the 3 day kayaking trip are lovely welcoming people who really know what they're talking about. During the trip us novice kayakers were shown how the tides and wind direction etc can be worked out and assessed in order to plan the day out. We were also shown types of local wildlife and told about the history of the area which was great. In all honesty, I couldn't praise Preseli Venture and its staff enough. I had such a wonderful, fun weekend that couldn't have been made any better. I will miss the place and the people I met there so much but will walk away with memories that I will treasure for years to come.
Date Published: 09/12/2014
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Like to know more?

Please call us on 01348 837709 or contact us for more details, or to make a booking for a sea kayaking holiday.  We’re looking forward to exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline by sea kayak with you soon.