Young Family Camps (Kids 5 to 11)
If you’re on holiday with the kids, this could be the highlight! A Sea Kayak is the perfect craft to let you get to a beautiful camp spot at the waters edge in the stunning Dart estuary or on a pristine beach in a quiet sheltered cove.
After an exhilarating day out exploring the coast, there’s nothing better than relaxing on a beach with a cold beer listening to the sausages sizzling on the BBQ. There’s plenty of space in the kayaks to be able to pack lots of gear so that you can camp in style and eat lots of delicious food.
There is so much to do and discover on a wild camp and both kids and adults will have a great time. We teach you how to light a driftwood campfire with a flint and steel so you can roast marshmallows and if you’re lucky you might even be able to use the campfire to cook any fish you catch.
Evening entertainment might include building cool rope swings in the trees, rock skimming competitions, playing frisbee on the beach or jumping off the rocks into the sea.
Load your kayak and launch from our waterside base. Spend the day exploring the coast and discovering all the hidden gems that are only accessible by kayak. Catch fish that you can add to your evening meal… go for a swim… get up close to wildlife… picnic on a deserted beach. Enjoy the sense of freedom that comes from knowing you have everything you need to be comfortable anywhere you decide to stop for the night.
The Sea Kayaks give you the freedom to access beautiful, inaccessible, uninhabited beaches where you can watch the sunset to the sound of gently lapping waves. There’s no better feeling than sitting next to a driftwood fire under a clear starlit sky with a belly full of the most delicious quality food and home-baked apple pie.
Another highlight of the trip is getting the satisfaction of setting up a comfortable camp for yourself on a remote beach. Your guide will show you lots of useful tricks and be there to help if you get stuck putting up your tent. The evening meal is a BBQ and you can add any fish you caught during the day. Part of the fun is getting involved with the BBQ but your guide will organise it all and teach you how to gut any fish you’ve caught. We supply you with a selection of 1, 2 or 3 man tents but if the weather is good, lots of people choose to sleep out under the stars.
An early morning swim in the sun before breakfast is a highlight. After filling up on a bacon sandwich you’ll enjoy another fab day on the water before returning to Dartmouth. There is no rush on day 2, so we can finish whenever it works best for you, however, most groups aim to be back about mid-afternoon.
Is This The Right Trip For My Family?
You can be a young family on your first camping trip or have wild teenagers who need constant excitement; we tailor the trip to your needs. Kids as young as 5 can join in the fun by sitting in the front of one of out big stable Double Kayaks.
We provide all the kayak kit, food and camping gear; however, to get the most out of your trip please bring a pair of shoes or sandals that you didn’t mind getting wet. You’ll need a set of clothes to paddle in and a spare change of warm outdoor clothing for the evening as well as a sleeping bag (we can lend you a sleeping bag if you don’t have your own). The only other thing pack is a bottle of your favourite wine or beer to sip around the campfire!
If you’re seasoned outdoor enthusiasts with all your own kit and don’t mind sorting the logistics of getting your own food, then we can offer you a self-catered option. We can even rent you any kit that you don’t already have.