Salcombe Paddle Boarding - Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Sea Kayaking - Tuition - Estuary tours - Families Welcome - Safety Boat Available
Paddle Boarding in Salcombe
At Salcombe Paddle Boarding, we offer tuition, estuary tours and equipment hire from our boathouse base at Port Waterhouse, East Portlemouth. We believe we have one of the best locations for paddle boarding in the South Hams. We’re easily accessed by car from Kingsbridge, with onsite parking and by passenger ferry from Salcombe, just a ten minute walk away.
Most importantly, we provide tuition in some of the most sheltered waters locally that you’re likely to find.
During your time with us, we can show you some of the hidden gems of the Kingsbridge ria, many of which are only visible and accessible from the water – inlets, creeks and private beaches away from the crowds and home to many varieties of plants, birds and other wildlife. It is a magical world just waiting to be discovered.
Tuition and fees
Groups: £40 per person per two-hour session
Private groups: from £60 per person for a two-hour session
One-to-one tuition: £80 per two-hour session
All lessons include hire of our premium quality Red paddle boards, paddles, buoyancy aids and wetsuits if required
We also offer guided estuary tours which can be customised to your requirements. Please ask us for further details.
Children and learners
We can make special provision for coaching young children and cautious paddlers or anyone learning; at high tides, the pontoons below the boathouse form an enclosed pool, safe and protected from high winds – the perfect setting to "find your feet” before venturing further out on the estuary. If you have any other particular requirements, please let us know.
For more experienced paddle boarders, equipment is available for hire. Please get in touch for further details.
Your instructors are highly experienced with over 10 years’ local lifeguarding experience between them. They have an in-depth knowledge of the local waterways and your safety and welfare is a top priority. Salcombe Paddle Boarding operates a licenced safety rib boat, its instructors are CRB checked, and are members of the International Surfing Association.
Sea Kayaking in Salcombe
So you want to kayak?
From the thrill of sea kayaking in rough coastal water to the calm of paddling along the beautiful, timeless estuary, Salcombe is a paradise for beginners and experts – with some of the best sea kayaking in the UK. That’s why we have made Salcombe our home.
Beautiful, secluded beaches. Gentle, peaceful creeks. Stunning cliffs and caves. Fantastic rock hopping. Snorkelling. Coasteering. Wild camping, in glorious locations teeming with nature and wildlife … It’s all waiting to be discovered by kayak, here in Salcombe and along the South Hams coast.
We introduce people of all ages (minimum age 8)) and abilities to the best sea kayaking in Salcombe, with routes and adventures to suit everyone.
We’ve designed three sea kayaking packages for families and friends to choose from; based on how much adventure you’re looking for, how much time you have, and how much tuition you need.
Estuary Explorer. Kayak calmly along the timeless Salcombe estuary. Perfect for children, families and people who want a bit of peace and quiet out on the water. Duration: 2 hours, £40pp.
Coastal Cadet. Venture out from the mouth of the Salcombe estuary to explore the stunning cliffs and caves along the South Hams coastline. Suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced kayakers.Duration: 3 hours, £50pp.
Sea Heroes. For serious sea kayakers who want to go further and experience the thrill of rough coastal water, rock hopping and wild camping in awesome locations. Duration: 5 hours, £90pp.
We also create unforgettable days on the water for groups and parties – from corporate days for clients and staff, to brides and grooms celebrating with friends before their wedding day.
Your sea kayaking adventure starts at Port Waterhouse; our HQ on the banks of Salcombe Estuary. You’ll be prepped by our highly experienced team before heading out to the slipway where your kayak awaits. This is where your adventure begins; heading out to sea or ‘pootling’ (that’s an unofficial, nautical term – meaning ‘to travel in a leisurely manner’) around the estuary.
We use P and H sea kayaks, Lendal paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags the very best Palm kayaking technical clothing to keep you warm and dry. Our fleet includes single kayaks and fast tandems.
Our instructors bring three vital elements to your sea kayaking adventure:
Experience and expertise - our instructors are fully qualified, and we operate in line with British Canoeing and The International Sea Kayak Guide Association ISKGA guidance.
A wealth of information about the waters, the nature and the wildlife in and around the Salcombe estuary and coastline.
Put these three things together and you have one unforgettable day on the water - sea kayaking in Salcombe.
To find out more and book your sea kayaking adventure, get in touch with us here.