Based in the beautiful town of St Ives on the North Coast of Cornwall, we have an ideal location to explore the region and take advantage of prevailing weather and swell conditions. Cornwall is really incredible for sea kayaking with abundant wildlife, great rock hopping, dramatic cliffs and lots of potential to practice in the Surf. All this on top of a good dose of British Culture with of cosy pubs, the finest British food (don't laugh) and traditions and of course humour with your "Swiss German speaking" English Coach & Guide.
Dependent on weather and sea condition we use a variety or locations along this fantastic coastline on both the more sheltered South coast and rugged Atlantic North & West coasts.
Experienced BCU Sea kayak coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets and quality B&B accommodation (excluding: transport to the UK)
Previous sea kayaking experience, ability to roll helps but not essential, desire to get experience in the wind, tides, waves and surf. Experience equivalent to or completion of the British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Kayak Award
Click here for the full BCU 3 star Sea Kayak Syllabus
Paddling Gear & Drysuit needed. A full kit list will be sent out at the time of booking.
Holiday appartment in St Ives with Single Occupancy or double Occupancy as required
Meeting point: St Ives, England
Some International flights into Newquay International Airport
Reasonably priced easyjet flights available when booked early
Geneva to Bristol (then train Bristol – Falmouth GBP85 return 4.5hours)
Zurich to London Gatwick (then train London – Falmouth from GBP110 return 6.5hours or overnight sleeper train)
Our current availability can be seen through the “book now” button.
Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.
Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.