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

Just minutes from the lovely eco lodge accommodation our professional instructors take you out exploring along the inspirational coastline to experience the clean Atlantic ocean waters, the beauty and variety of the coastal scenery with fascinating features to be found under the high sea cliffs; waterfalls, sea caves and natural rock arches. Kayak through beautiful rock gardens, and discover a variety of fun conditions in which to explore and play, from bobbing between sea stacks, catching waves through rocky channels, eating lunch in idyllic sheltered coves, to surfing onto secluded sandy beaches.

Choose from our progression of sea kayaking courses and holidays to suit the total ‘beginner’, stretch the ‘improver’ paddler and ensure that knowledge and experience are acquired to become a competent intermediate sea kayaker.

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At sea with the seals beginners weekend (2 day)

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Explorer improvers weekend (2 day)

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Rock and roll intermediate weekend (3 day)

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Beginners sea kayak odyssey

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Improvers sea kayak odyssey

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Intermediate sea kayak odyssey

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What’s a sea kayaking weekend or holiday?

Our choice of sea kayaking weekends and holidays provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy fantastic sea kayaking exploration along this awe-inspiring coastline, returning to the eco lodge each evening to restore and relax.

Perfect for indiviiduals, couples, groups of friends or clubs join us at our friendly eco lodge to share good times with fellow explorers while you learn to sea kayak, or improve your existing kayaking skills, and get out experiencing our coastal National Park in Wales. Just a short drive fron the lodge we have a wealth of fantastic world class sea kayaking to embrace: from floating in a tranquil bay surrounded by sea birds and seals, surfing on clean green waves into a sheltered bay, through to the exhilaration of surfing a sea kayak through roaring tidal races and exploring our numerous off-shore islands, Pembrokeshire has it all and our experienced guides can take you there.

Preseli Venture has been exploring this coastline for over 30 years, so join the experts for the ultimate Pembrokeshire adventure.

The British Canoeing personal performance awards, relaunched in January 2019 as the new ‘Paddle Start, Paddle Discover and  Paddle Explore’ awards, as well as the more advanced ‘sea kayak award’ can be taken, or worked towards, as part of this personal ability progression.

Choose from a weekend or a longer mid-week holiday. Full days out sea kayaking will be led by our fully qualified and friendly guides who really know their stuff. You’ll stay cosy and fed in our well-appointed 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 afternoon or Monday afternoon programmes. Beginners: At sea with the seals (2 days) Improvers: Sea kayak explorer (2 days) Intermediate: Rock and roll (3 days)

Sea kayak Odyssey holidays

Commence Sunday evenings with 3 or 4 full days of sea kayaking Beginner sea kayak odyssey (choice of 3 or 4 days), Improver sea kayak odyssey (choice of 3 or 4 days), Intermediate sea kayak odyssey (4 days)

What do the sea kayaking weekends and holiday include?

  • lovely accommodation at the eco lodge, all home cooked meals (delicious packed lunches to take out paddling)
  • full days sea kayaking exploration with our professional, friendly and qualified guides
  • all specialist equipment including wet suits and wet suit boots
  • minibus transport
  • train station transfers for certain trains

Choose from three different levels to suit your sea kayaking aspirations and experience

Beginners course – At sea with the seals 2 day weekend or Beginners Odyssey 3 day or 4 day holiday: For beginner paddlers, or for those with a little experience of kayaking on rivers, lakes and flat water. The main aim for this level is to enjoy easy day trips along the most spectacular sections of the Pembrokeshire coast, taking in sheltered bays, beautiful rock gardens and booming sea caves, with plenty of time to enjoy the abundance of sea birds, seals and rocky shore life. Your guides will help you develop efficient basic paddling skills, gaining the confidence to take your knowledge and experience to the next level. You’ll also cover basic understanding of weather and tides. By the end of the holiday we’re sure you’ll have been bitten by the sea kayaking bug and you’ll be raring to come back for some more watery adventures. Even if you are above beginner level, please do still join this holiday as its all about stress-free and enjoyable exploration of the coast and Pembrokeshire wildlife! The British Canoeing Paddle Start and Paddle Discover awards can be taken at the end of this course.

Improvers course – Explorer 2 day weekend or Improvers Odyssey 3 or 4 day holiday: aimed at those with some previous experience of paddling on rivers or on the sea, who would like to progress their confidence and expertise at sea kayaking. Moving water and swells will become your friends as you encounter tidal streams, play at rock hopping and ride clean green waves on longer coastal trips. You’ll acquire support strokes, try eskimo rolling (if you choose), and learn about basic rescue techniques. You will work towards becoming a competent member of a group able to travel safely and efficiently on the sea. You’ll be introduced to trip planning with a basic understanding of tides and weather. At the end of this course you’ll be able to take the British Canoeing Paddle Explore award if you wish.

Intermediate course – Rock and roll 3 day weekend or Intermediate Odyssey 4 day holiday: We’ll aim for longer more committed coastal trips including exploring out to the beautiful Pembrokeshire offshore islands. We’ll teach you to master more advanced techniques and give you the expertise and experience so you can reliably handle yourself and your kayak in rough water and tide races. You’ll get training in rescue techniques, and improving your eskimo roll. We’ll teach you about the weather and tides so you can gain confidence in your own trip planning. One of these days will be mainly skills focused, we will take a shorter trip to a nearby sheltered bay where we will practice the skills you’ll need for the British Canoeing Sea Kayak award for which you can also be assessed if you wishAfter this course you will be ready to continue your progression towards the British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak award.

To read about all the British Canoeing personal performance awards please go to www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/

For those wanting to progress to a leadership award on the sea, your next step will be to attend the BC Sea kayak Leader award training and assessment courses. Please see details on the British Canoeing website www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/sea-kayak-leader

Dates 2021

At Sea with the Seals Beginners Weekend (2 day)

Friday 2nd April – Sunday 4th April  (Easter weekend)
Friday 4th June – Sunday 6th June 
Friday 25th June – Sunday 27th June
Friday 16th July – Sunday 18th July
Friday 27th August – Sunday 29th August (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September

Explorer Improvers Weekend (2 day)

Friday 21st May – Sunday 23rd May
Friday 18th June – Sunday 20th June
Friday 20th August – Sunday 22nd August
Friday 10th September – Sunday 12th September

Rock and Roll Intermediate Weekend (3 day)

Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Friday 9th July – Monday 12th July

Beginners Sea Kayak Odyssey

Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June* (different start day)
Sunday 4th July – Thursday 8th July
Sunday 22nd August – Thursday 26th August
Sunday 5th September – Thursday 9th September

Improvers Sea Kayak Odyssey

Monday 3rd May – Friday 7th May* (different start day)
Sunday 27th June – Thursday 1st July
Monday 30th August – Friday 3rd September* (different start date)

Intermediate Sea Kayak Odyssey

Sunday 23rd May – Thursday 27th May 

Sunday 12th September – Thursday 16th September


£305: weekend/two full days sea kayaking, two nights stay at the eco lodge

£445: three full days sea kayaking, three nights stay at the eco lodge

£585: four full days sea kayaking, four nights stay at the eco lodge

Sea kayaking weekend

Reviewed May 2018 ★★★★★

Had an amazing two days, we saw two seals and kayaked the Ramsay sound. Jon and Miles were knowledgeable, excellent instructors. The centre is beautiful, the food delicious and the facilities are clean and well organised

Sian Pearson, United Kingdom

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Frequently asked questions

Can I take any sea kayak awards?

On our beginners weekends and holidays you can work towards the British Canoeing (BC) Paddle Start and Discover awards. On our improvers courses you can take the Paddle Discover and Explore awards. On the intermediate courses we will work towards the BC Sea Kayak personal performance award.

Do you offer stand alone British Canoeing courses?

Yes, we offer the BC Sea Kayak award (similar level to the old 3 star test) intermediate paddler performance award on our Intermediate level weekends and mid-week Intermediate sea kayak Odyssey courses.

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

If you have a group of 4 or more, we can look to run a sea kayaking event on a weekend or mid week date that suits you. Please do contact us and we can organise a dedicated course for your club or group of friends on your preferred dates and group rates are available.

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

On our sea kayaking weekends and holidays we welcome adults of 17 years and over. We offer a separate dedicated family sea kayaking holiday for families with children aged 16 and under. The weekends and holidays are open to everyone, just pick the abilioty level that best suits you. As a beginner you don’t even need to be able to swim, you just need to be happy to go in the water wearing the flotation jacket. You’ll also need to fit into a wet suit that we provide. 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 group or a club trip, discounts are available and we are happy to tailor make your holiday to suit your individual needs, interests and budget.

What equipment do you supply?

We’ll provide you with a kayaking ‘long john wet suit’, kayak jacket, buoyancy aid,  a helmet wet suit boots. You’ll be warm, safely floaty and well protected. We supply a specialist sea kayak for these courses and holidays, and you are welcome to try the different types of kayaks during the course.


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Any questions about your sea kayaking weekend or holiday?

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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