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Enjoy awe-inspiring days along the Pembrokeshire coast by sea kayak

Sea kayaking weekends and holidays in Wales

The best possible way to experience the wild beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast, the spectacular sea cliffs and abundant wildlife is by sea kayak.

We have crafted a series of sea kayaking weekends and holidays which offer a slice of the inspirational Pembrokeshire National Park coast of Wales, a world renowned sea kayakers paradise.

Choose from our progressive series of sea kayaking courses and holidays to suit the total beginner, stretch the improver paddler and ensure that more advanced techniques are acquired to go “Island Bagging” as a fully-fledged intermediate sea kayaker.

What’s a sea kayaking weekend or holiday?

Our sea kayaking weekends and holidays provide the perfect opportunity to learn to sea kayak and improve your existing kayaking skills whilst exploring our Coastal National Park in Wales. From floating in a tranquil bay surrounded by sea birds and seals, through to the exhilaration of surfing a sea kayak through roaring tidal races. 

Choose from a weekend, or a longer mid-week holiday. Full days out sea kayaking will be led by our fully qualified and friendly instructors who really know their stuff. You’ll stay cosy in our comfortable 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation. All your food is provided, meals are home cooked and delicious, and vegetarians and special diets are happily catered for.

We are a British Canoeing approved centre, with a fantastic purpose built equipment stores and changing facilities here on site, together with minibus transport to take you from the eco lodge to the nearby venues on the coast.

Our packages

Sea kayak weekends

Friday evening to Sunday programme, includes 2 full days sea kayaking. Beginners: At sea with the seals, Improvers: Rock and roll, Advanced: Island bagger

Sea kayak holidays

Commence Monday evenings with first day of sea kayaking Tuesday. Choose from 2 to 4 days sea kayaking. Beginner sea kayak odyssey and Intermediate sea kayak odyssey

What does the sea kayaking weekend include?

All weekend packages:

£295

Include:

  • two nights comfy accommodation at the five Star Preseli Venture Eco Lodge home cooked food Friday evening meal to lunch on Sunday (delicious packed lunches)
  • two full days sea kayaking exploration with our friendly and qualified guides
  • all specialist equipment and qualified guides
  • minibus transport for both days
  • train station transfers for certain trains

Choose from three different levels to suit all your sea kayaking aspirations and needs.

 

  • At sea with the seals – learn to sea kayak course: For beginner paddlers, or for those with a little experience of kayaking on rivers, lakes and flat water. You will develop an efficient paddling stroke, you’ll master turning your kayak, learn the art of basic rescues and techniques and get involved in some trip planning. You will gain the confidence to take your skills and experience to the next level. By the end of the weekend we’re sure you’ll have been bitten by the sea kayaking bug and you’ll be raring to get back for some more watery adventures. The British Canoeing (BC) 1 star test can be taken at the end of this course.
  • Rock and roll – improver course: caters for those with some previous experience of paddling on the sea. You will become a competent member of a group able to travel safely and efficiently. Moving water and swells will become your friends as you encounter tidal streams, play at rock hopping and ride clean green waves. You’ll acquire support strokes, try eskimo rolling (if you choose), and learn to tow a friend out of trouble. At the end of this course you’ll be able to take the sea kayaking part of your BC 2 star test if you wish.
  • Island bagger – intermediate course: We’ll teach you to master more advanced strokes so you can reliably handle yourself and your kayak in rough water and tide races, whilst exploring the rocky offshore islands of Pembrokeshire. You’ll get training in rescue techniques, and you’ll learn and improve your Eskimo roll. We’ll teach you weather and tidal planning and work towards the knowledge and skills you’ll need for the BC 3 star sea award.

Dates 2017

At sea with the seals beginners

26th – 28th May, 9th – 11th June, 16th – 18th June, 30th June – 2nd July, 11th – 13th August, 1st – 3rd September, 8th – 10th September

Rock and roll improvers

18th – 20th August

Island bagger intermediate

Dates available on request

What does the sea kayaking holiday include?

All midweek holiday packages:

£295: two full days, two nights / £439: three full days, three nights / £575: four full days, four nights

Includes:

  • comfy accommodation at the eco lodge, home cooked food (delicious packed lunches)
  • full days sea kayaking exploration with our friendly and qualified guides
  • all specialist equipment and qualified guides
  • minibus transport for both days
  • train station transfers for certain trains

Choose from two different levels.

 

  • Beginners/improvers sea kayak odyssey: Suitable for complete beginners or those who have some kayaking experience with basic 1 star skills, but have very little or no experience of paddling on the sea.
  • Improvers/Intermediate sea kayak odyssey:  involves 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.

Dates 2017

Beginners/improvers sea kayak odyssey

5th June, 17th July, 14th August, 4th September

Improvers/intermediate sea kayak odyssey

22nd May, 24th July, 21st August, 11th September

4 day sea kayaking odyssey

Reviewed 20 August 2015 ★★★★★

I’m a keen kayaker – I found the staff, boats, and set-up at Preseli Venture was great.  The staff found spots for some great days of paddling, plus helped me with my technique.For the price would really recommend it and the coastline is amazing. 

John A, United Kingdom

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Just right

Reviewed September 2016 ★★★★★

I had a brilliant time sea kayaking. Highlights were paddling around the rocks, seeing seal pups, understanding more about sea kayaking and the wildlife, being part of a group, the welcome at PV, I think it is excellent value for money. You’ve got it just right!

Angela Smith

Will recommend

Reviewed 3 June 2016 ★★★★★

I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic weekend sea kayaking- I was sad to leave, the location, the staff, and instructors were amazing and I’d definitely book with you again and recommend you to my friends.

Tess Lee

Fantastic sea kayaking

Reviewed 10 October 2015 ★★★★

We have just had a fantastic weekend sea kayaking. Many thanks to John who instructed us and lead us across the waters. He was attentive without being intrusive, fun and full of interesting facts about the coast

Toby

Sea kayaking holiday

Reviewed September 2016 ★★★★★

From being met and made comfortable on Friday evening to leaving on Sunday afternoon I had a wonderful weekend, your guides provided excellent support and teaching, the food was excellent, and the accommodation was comfortable and warm.

Peter Evans

Frequently asked questions

Can I take any sea kayak awards?

On our beginners weekends and holidays you can work towards your British Canoeing (BC) 1 star and 2 star awards. On our intermediate events you can be examined for the sea element of the BC 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.

Do you offer stand alone British Canoeing courses?

Yes, we offer the 3 star intermediate paddler performance award and the 4 star leadership award on dedicated courses. Please check out our sea kayaking courses page for more information.

What if I can’t make one of the advertised dates?

If you have a group of 4 or more, we can run a sea kayaking event on almost any weekend or mid week date that suits you. Please do contact us for prices and details should you have an alternative date in mind.

Is this for adults only? Do I need to be super fit?

On our sea kayaking weekends and holidays we welcome adults of 18 years and over. We offer a separate dedicated family sea kayaking holiday. The activities are open to everyone. You’ll need to fit into a wetsuit and be happy to be in the water. If you have any questions at all regarding ability or medical issues, please do contact us and we can answer any questions.

Do you offer group rates?

If you are organising a big group or a club trip, discounts are available. Please see our groups page for details of how we can help. We can also tailor make an event to suit your individual needs, interests and pockets.

What equipment do you supply?

We’ll provide you with a kayaking ‘long john wetsuit’, kayak jacket, buoyancy aid, wetsuit boots and a helmet. You’ll be warm, safely floaty and well protected. We will also supply a specialist sea kayak for these courses and holidays.

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Just call us on 01348 837709 or contact us and one of our team will be happy to help. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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Preseli Venture, Parcynole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5HN, WALES, UK +44 (0)1348 837709

 

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