Our half-day tours are perfect for beginners, novices and those with some skills already, you can expect to see Seals and several remote coves where we will stop at a beach to toast marshmallows and create rock art. Our full day Geopark Safaris are even more relaxed than our half days. With more time we can catch our lunch and cook it on the beach. We will visit more coves and take multiple beach visits traveling at a snails pace. Our taster tours are great for those with less time and want an introduction to kayaking, or a quick blast around the beach.
There's something for every new or existing paddler in Torbay. No prior-experience is necessary let SKT tame the Sea for your next adventure, everyone can take part. Taking to the water from any of the sheltered sides of the bay, we are immediately engrossed in areas rich in dramatic rock formations that have awarded Torbay as a Geopark, along with a crime scene at every cove according to Agatha Christie. Starting from any location and heading in any direction you find an abundance of marine wildlife and you are presented with extraordinary coves to explore. Our Touring Sea Kayaks glide through the water taking you to places you may not have thought possible.
If you are a young family, call Kieran and have a chat about a family discount.
If you are 2 families or over 8 people, definitely call Kieran as we can offer a really great discount, and lots of fun.
Please contact us for bookings and you can purchase your tour via BACs with no fees.
We will require a £50 deposit to confirm your seats and we will contact you the fortnight before your tour to confirm your launch location.
We have 6 very popular tours and each has their own launch location. Our showcase tour is from Meadfoot out to the Orestone Rock, Torquay. With the Babbacombe Bay tour coming in second. This also attacks Hopes Nose from the other side of the headland and passes through Ansteys Cove. From Babbacombe we can also offer a tour along the the ancient cliffs of an Arid Desert to Teignmouth.
The Backwaters tour from Brixham's Oxon Cove or Goodrington Beach is another firm favourite. Here the trees meet the waters edge and we find our own Neolithic Tomb. But the top tour, if the weather allows it and the group has the ability is out around Berry Head to St Marys Bay. Best taken as a full day tour as it has the largest chance of seeing Cetaceans.
We will contact you a few days before the tour date to cherry pick the best weather for your chosen launch location.
For Groups of 4 or More
Our Taster tours at 90 minutes long and are a great way for beginners or young paddlers to access Sea Kayaking. We allow around 30 minutes for our introductory briefing, changing and becoming comfortable and familiar in your chosen boat.
All of our tours are delivered by expert guides, and these professionals give you all the skills you need to manoeuvre your craft through the water. Our guides have an in-depth knowledge of all paddle sports. From boat design to its environment its used in. Feel free to use this time to get everything you need to know about your sport as they are eager to share it with you. They aid and assist you to safely access remote areas you may not have found alone. Our kayaks are based on West Greenland "Qayaqs" that carve through the water, designed to cover distance with ease and to handle the seas in conditions found there.
You don’t need to bring any technical clothing or equipment, as we cater for everything. We supply Reed's technical Chillcheater clothing, allowing you to paddle any time of the year. We’d always advise you to bring gym gear on a cooler day, and this is worn under our dry gear. It’s usually possible to keep your feet dry, but it’s advisable to bring old or wet shoes.
Just in case you want to swim, a swimsuit or a change of clothes.
We cater for children from the age of 8, providing they can fit a safety Bouyancy Aid. We’d always recommend that they paddle tandem with an adult. One of guides is able to paddle in tandem with any of our guests. If you feel as though you may require an engine, this is also available. This option safely gives you a really exciting experience.
Any day, morning or afternoon.
Launch location is specific to the days most sheltered location. It could be one of the following
Join us for a half day adventure anywhere in the Riviera. With so many coves to explore we will launch from a sheltered location and access either side of the Bay. We will stop on a remote beach for a picnic and if we take the fishing gear cook anything we catch on the way. We will leisurely paddle around the Geopark on an adventure to explore limestone and sandstone caves, natural arches and a whole different world in the inter-tidal zone..
If you haven’t been kayaking for years or if this is the first time, you’ll be amazed by this easy option. We’ll take care of the logistics to ensure you have a stable and comfortable boat, paddles, and buoyancy aid, and we’ll teach you the basics.
Spending half a day exploring the English Riviera is still an excellent choice if you don’t have time for a full-day. You’ll easily be able to access stunning features and remote coves. The morning tour starts at 10.00 and in the afternoon starts at 14.00.
Bring snacks and water with you, and in the summer months we recommend shorts and sports tops. Conditions can change, but we outfit you with any technical clothing that you may require.
We carry a waterproof camera so we can snap images as we go. We will happily forward them to you afterwards.
1000 morning tour
1400 afternoon tour
Discover crystal coves, ancient coral coasts, raised beaches, caves, and natural arches with our geo safaris. Immerse yourself in the English Riviera and meet its marine residents and visiting Cetacean wildlife. We take in several coves and potentially the headland of Hopes Nose or Berry Head, round to St Mary's Bay where they are regular Cetacean sightings.
For the more physical paddler, it is possible to almost circumnavigate the Bay and for the family where we feel less is always more, we can have a more relaxed adventure to one of the sheltered coves and remoter beaches.
If you want to explore more of the county, we’re also able to launch on the South Hams Rivers of the Dart, Teign, Erme, Yealm, and Avon. The surrounding areas offer dramatic differences through their creation, from dramatic headlands to meandering rivers with trees that grow out of the riverbeds like mangroves. Water laps at the branches at high tide and leave a navigable channel between them. The area is steeped in history, flora, and fauna, and a day tour gives you an opportunity to explore it at a comfortable pace.
Are you an early riser, or wish to see fantastic sunrises from the water, watching the local marine wildlife waking up and starting their morning rituals. With a stronger probability of seeing Cetaceans before the rest of the bay has woken up.
Sunrise tours start at 0730 at the launch point and return for 0930. We will quickly escape out into the early morning rays of the sunrise from Meadfoot Beach.
We are blessed with stunning sunrises most of the year. Clear horizons can often be found at dawn and the views from Anstey's cove and Babbacombe Bay are spectacular and well worth getting up early for.
Sunset tours are a magical experience in the English Riviera. Feel free to bring refreshments for your group.
Sunrise and Sunset tours run any day of the week and are for 1 to 8 people. These tours are spectacular and are a completely unique experience due to the movement of the sun around the bay and the tranquility of the water around dusk and dawn and the reduction of background noise in the season.
Sunset tours start after 1830 depending on sunset time.
Sunrise Tour - 0700
Sunset tour - 1800