We are located in Dartmouth, 100m from our launch point at the higher ferry slipway. Dartmouth sits in the heart of one of the UK’s top Sea Kayak destinations with a fantastic variety of trips on offer. It is the jewel in South Devon’s crown.
Meeting Point Address
Coronation Dinghy Park, Coombe Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9PQ – Get Directions
(Just across the road from the Higher Ferry)
A Famous Sea Kayak Destination
We’re based in Dartmouth because this is one of the UK’s best-known places to Kayak. From the word go the kayaking is stunning; after a short paddle down the idyllic and historic Dart Estuary, you will find yourself on a journey along a spectacular wild coast, famous for it’s classic Sea Kayaking.
Ria – Brilliant All-weather Kayaking
Dartmouth is on a Ria; a valley carved out by a river and then flooded when Sea Levels rose after the last Ice Age. Like the Scottish Sea Lochs or Norwegian Fjords (which were carved out by glaciers), a Ria has deep waters and steep sides rising up hundreds of meters on each side of you. You can get to grips with your kayak in the calm creeks of the estuary surrounded by ancient Oak Forrests, before venturing out onto the sea.
Dartmouth is rich in nautical history. The Mayflower voyage with the founders of modern America set sail from here in 1620. The explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh was born her and our woodland base camp is on his family estate (the Raleigh Estate).
Dartmouth is also home to the United Kingdoms Royal Naval College, where all Navy officers come for their training; this is where the Queen first met The Duke of Edinburgh.
Our 5-day courses will launch from a number of locations depending on the conditions and the group. If you have kayaked with us from Dartmouth before and fancy exploring a new section of coast please get in touch and we will be happy to help organise this for you. We pick launch locations with the aim of giving you a truly memorable day out.