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Isles of Scilly


Comprising 45 Islands, the Isles of Scilly are located around 50km from the Cornish mainland at the most South Westerly point of the British Isles.  The archipelago offer a paradise for Kayakers with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, islands to explore and surf and tide to play in.  As with our Cornwall Sea and Surf trip, all this is on top of a good dose of British Culture with cosy pubs, the finest British food (don't laugh) and of course good old British humour with your "Swiss German speaking" English Coach & Guide.  For more information on the Islands check out the Isles of Scilly tourism site.


Dependent on weather and sea condition we use a variety or locations from our base on St Marys.

What’s included

British Canoeing Performance Sea Kayak Coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including drysuits and quality accommodation (excluding: transport to the UK)

British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Syllabus

Click here for the full BCU 3 star Sea Kayak Syllabus

What to bring with you

Paddling Gear & Drysuit needed. A full kit list will be sent out at the time of booking.


Holiday appartment on St Marys with Single Occupancy or double Occupancy as required. Please enquire for double occupancy prices.


Meeting point: St Marys, Isles of Scilly

Getting There

By Air

Getting to Cornwall and in particular the Isles of Scilly takes some time and is only just possible in one day.  It is much better to spread the journey over two days and also plan in some extra time to explore this beautiful region.

Easyjet offer flights to London Gatwick and Bristol.  The closest airport is Newquay in Cornwall and FlyBe offers connecting flights from Manchester and London Gatwick.  Skybus run by  Isles of Scilly travel then offer flights from Newquay to St Marys in the Isles of Scilly.

By Sea

The Scillonian III runs once daily in each direction between Penzance and St Marys taking around 3 hours and our kayaks will be transported as freight to the islands.

By Train

The Night-Riviera sleeper train runs from London Paddington to Penzance daily and offers a unique and efficient way to arrive in Cornwall.  For more information have a look at Seat61.  A great resource for rail travel around the world.


Our current availability can be seen through the “book now” button.

2019 Dates:
30th March - 4th April (Level: Intermediate - Good 2Star Skills)
6th - 11th April (Level: Advanced -  Around 3Star Skills)

Please get in touch about the levels if you're not sure.


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.

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