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Kayaking in North Devon, a coastline to remember

North Devon offers an exciting and special coastline for people going kayaking and a session with H2Outdoor will provide a real sense of freedom as you explore its many caves, secluded beaches, clear blue waters and breathtaking scenery. Once on the water, you can soak up this wonderful experience and explore places only kayakers can get to.

Regardless of your paddling experience, we offer fun filled tailored sessions using our fleet of Perception one and two person sit-on kayaks. H2Outdoor prides itself on safety and only use top class kayaks and safety equipment and all our Instructors are British Canoe Union qualified.

We usually start our sessions with an introduction to the activity and a quick safety brief before launching our kayaks and heading out into the sea to learn the basics or practice our skills. Once on the water we have a range of kayaking options for you to choose from, whether you want to relax and take in the scenery or give it a blast and explore a little further along the coast.

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Our North Devon kayaking sessions often start from the lovely Victorian Harbour at Ilfracombe due to its beautiful coastal scenery, parking facilities and the sheltered location of the bay. Other stunning sections of the North Devon coastline such as Watermouth, Lee Bay and Combe Martin are also available on request.

Kayaking sessions in North Devon

H2Outdoor has a range of kayaking options for you to choose from, whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience. Try out a relaxing paddle where you will be able to explore the local coastline and enjoy the feeling of bobbing around in the Atlantic swell keeping an eye out for the various wildlife that live in and around the waters of North Devon. If preferred you can take the time to learn new or improve existing skills or choose an action packed session with plenty of games and opportunities to get wet.

All of our British Canoe Union Qualified Instructors are highly experienced and motivated to ensure that your kayak session is run in accordance with safety procedures but also to make it as memorable as possible. Each Instructor will be equipped with all the necessary safety gear including tow lines, flares, first aid kits, VHF radio, mobile phones and other such equipment required for the conditions and the group. All instructors have the knowledge to tell you about local historical information as well as being able to spot and identify the various creatures that live here, ranging from Oyster Catchers to Porpoises.

Our Kayak sessions are perfect for small or large groups with varied paddling experience as we use sit-on kayaks which are incredibly stable and easy to paddle and all sessions include an introduction to kayaking before taking to the water for some fun. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

If you have some experience and would like to journey a little further along the coast, we have kayaking options for you to choose from ranging from short journeys using sit-on kayaks to half and full day packages using enclosed cockpit sea kayaks. Multi day sea kayaking in North Devon trips are available on request.

H2Outdoor can arrange one-to-one kayaking sessions for you to have our qualified instructor focus solely on you and provide the opportunity to practice rescues and rolls or develop other skills within the kayaking sport.

H2Outdoor specialise in paddling around the varied coastline of North Devon but we also run kayaking trips in the local Taw & Torridge rivers and estuaries and can supply kayaking white water experiences through the winter months.

BCU Star Awards are also available including training & assessment

Prices start from £35.00 per person per session.

Sit-On Kayak Safety & Rescue Course

Due to the increase in popularity for Sit-On Kayaking and the ease of purchasing a kayak and taking to the water, we felt that there was a need to create a new safety & rescue course for those people either with their own craft or considering purchasing one. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to paddle and explore a stretch of water but it is vitally important that people who participate in this activity, go out with the knowledge and understanding of various coastal factors such as tides and weather and how to perform a rescue both on themselves and any fellow paddlers.

H2Outdoor have developed a course that will cover all the important safety & rescue elements that paddlers will need to take to the water. We will teach a range of skills that will assist in developing judgement, journey planning and give a selection of techniques to help get kayakers out of trouble if things go wrong and maybe even save a life.

Our courses are run in a coastal environment and can be taken using our fleet of equipment or please feel free to bring along any personal kit. The instructors are all British Canoe Union qualified and have years of experience paddling on the ocean and have gained a wealth of experience to share with our customers. Please contact us for more details.

Prices start from £45 per person.

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Contact us for more information or to make a booking, no matter your size of group it is always best to book in advance to guarantee your place on specific days.

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