Sea Kayaking Tours Wales

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Explore the epic Welsh coastline on our sea kayaking tours and microadventures in Pembrokeshire & north Wales

Sea kayaking is one of the oldest forms of paddling and a great way to explore the coastline while really connecting with the elements and nature. Our sea kayaking tours are tailored for your experience level and what you want to achieve from the session. Whether that is a relaxed fun paddle visiting caves & secluded beaches, or a more challenging kayak on an overnight adventure. We run 1/2 or full day kayak tours as well as microadventures across Pembrokeshire and north Wales in the UK.

Big Blue Adventures specialises in group adventure travel including a range of outdoor activities, adventure day tours or multi-night breaks across Wales and Portugal. So, whether you just need to the book your sea-kayaking activity only, a fun day out or multi-activity holiday – we have you covered. Please contact us via the quote button, the website chat or call us today – we are ready to help!

Kayaking Pembrokeshire (Sit On-Top)

Great for all group sizes
North & South Pembrokeshire
Easy to paddle & go

Pembrokeshire Overnight Microadventure

Stunning coastline & nature
Beach wild camping
Adventurous challenge

Kayaking Pembrokeshire (Sit In)

More technical tours
Beginner to advanced
Bigger explorations

Kayaking North Wales (Sit On-Top)

Great for big groups
Anglesey, Llyn and Snowdonia
Easy to paddle & go

Kayaking Activity Only

Kayaking activity only
No transfers or extras
Turn up and adventure!

Kayaking Full Day Tour

Transfers & extras
Food & drinks
Pics & a highlights video

Multi-night Adventure

Kayaking & other activities
Group accommodation
Other travel essentials & extras

Are pictures and video included?

Photos and video are typically included in the day tour, microadventures and multi-night trips only, but we can on request try and include pictures in the activity only. It does depend on our instructors.

How much will my sea kayaking tour cost?

Unfortunately that depends on many factors. They are all tailor-made tours and the cost does depend on:

– How many people are in your group
– Location of the kayak
– Whether it’s a 1/2 day, full day or microadventure or multi-night tour
– Time of year can also have a factor

It really doesn’t take long for us to reply so either get a quote or contact us on the group chat today!

How can we pay for the adventure?

To book your Big Blue Adventure we take a small 30% non-refundable deposit to start and take the remaining 70% either 3 weeks before if it’s a day tour or activity sale, or 6 weeks before for any overnight packages.

If you are booking closer to the adventure date and within the 3 weeks or 6 weeks final balance deadline then we will require full payment upfront.

We mostly accept an easy bank transfer from the group leader, but on request we can easily set up a debit or credit card payment over the phone.

Are meals & drinks included?

We can include all your catering needs depending on the tour – it is tailor-made for your group! That varies from breakfast on the beach after the overnight microadventure, to a packed lunch during a full day kayak tour or pub dinner after a 1/2 day kayak. It all depends on what type of meal you want, how much budget you have and the itinerary. We work with some amazing local establishments and try to get our groups to connect to the culture through good food and good times.

We can also just factor in time during the tour to make a food stop and you can buy your own. It is flexible but we will cover this in our quote proposal to you.

What do we need to bring?

The kit you need to bring depends on the kayak. For 1/2 day and full day kayaks your essentials include:

  • A pair of old spare trainers or wetsuit boots is fine for kayaking
  • Swimwear or spare underwear for under the wetsuit. Try and avoid boardies as anything baggy can be very uncomfortable under a wetsuit
  • A towel (ponchos are also provided on day or multinight tours)
  • Suncream
  • Water (please try and avoid throw away single use plastic!)
  • Any medication you need to keep on you, such as an asthma pump or EpiPen etc

All the essential kit is included; The kayaks, paddles, spray decks (sit in kayaks), cags and any other essentials kit suitable for the seasons, wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids and any gear your kayaking tour requires.

On the overnight microadventure we also include either a bivvy bag, small tent or build a shelter depending on the customer group and goals of the adventure. Guests will need a sleeping bag.

We can supply dry bags for core kit such as sleeping bags and clothes or food, but we suggest buying and testing out your own to keep any precious items such as phones etc dry while out on the water.

What group sizes do you take?

Typically it is 5 or 6+ people for our adventures but it varies more on on the microadventures and sit in kayak tours. Please do contact us for a chat and explain what your perfect adventure looks like and we can help in some capacity for sure!

Do I need to be able to swim?

While we don’t expect you to be at an Olympic swimmer standard, you do need to have a small confidence in the water at least. As a rough marker you should be able to swim a length of the pool unaided, in a style you feel ok with non-stop, even with your head above water. You will have flotation devices and safety gear on with our experienced guides to help you, so don’t worry if you aren’t the strongest swimmer or the most confident. We just need to ensure you will react accordingly and be safe in the event you capsize or go for a swim!

Can I go kayaking all year round?

Yes for those who fancy it a winter or low-season kayak is of course possible. We have winter kit to keep you warm and you can have some beautiful adventures even in colder months. It’s just during winter we are limited to low daylight hours and more at the mercy of the weather gods with storms and harsher conditions affecting plans. So, for a winter kayak we suggest having some flexibility with some plan b dates in mind.

Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Group Activities
We work as one big team with our activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for groups. Each activity has been tried & tested, and personally chosen by us.
Handpicked Destinations

Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for groups.

Group Specialists

Specialists in hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your crew.

Highlights Video

The best way to remember your kayaking adventures in Wales? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our day or multi-night packages.

Brian Hall
Brian H.
Brilliant stag weekend last month in Snowdonia, Coastering and sea kayaking. Cracking event with... fantastic organisation. Nothing (within reason) was too much trouble. If you want to try something different and challenging, speak to Big Blue Adventures.read more
Emma Dickinson
Emma D.
What an adventure. 50 staff in two groups over a week, I organised the trip with Heleen and... everything was spot on. SUP, coasteering, sea kayaking, mountain biking and surfing. Coasteering was amazing, the best we have had and we do this every year. Cascais was a great location. Dan and Heleen were so cool and Nuno was a daily ray of sunshine for us all. I am very grateful for their care during our stay and returning us home with nothing more than bruising and muscle ache! We hope to see you again one day. Emma xxxread more
Sam Dilliway-Davies
Sam D.
These guys were amazing. My best men organised my stag through Big Blue and it exceeded our... expectations. We did a weekend in Pembroke Wales, with coasteering, sea kayaking, BBQs, cooked breakfasts, and brilliant accommodation. Dan & Helene are very professional and we enjoyed having them as part of our group.read more

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Why We Love This…

“Sea kayaking offers so much freedom on the Welsh coast. I just love paddling distances over the swells to new areas, stopping on remote beaches and getting so close to nature and feeling the elements. It’s a cool outdoor experience!”

Daniel – Co-Owner