Sea Kayak Torbay
Sea Kayak Torbay
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Boat ToursWater SportsPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
GUIDED SEA KAYAKING TOURS AROUND THE ENGLISH RIVIERA Boat tours , Water Sports, Wildlife and Adventure ar what you will find in mobile kayaking and canoeing provider, (SKT) Sea Kayak Torbay. We are based in Torquay, Devon at the heart of the UK's English Riviera Unesco Global Geopark. SKT deliver boat tours for everyone from the beaches of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, or the Dart and Teign estuaries. SKT are passionate about delivering a truly memorable experience and he incorporates information about the local history and rich cultural heritage, marine wildlife and the geological sites of specific scientific interest. SKT is run by Kieran who has been taming the sea for beginners for over a decade, allowing any person to enjoy floating around the English Riviera. He delivers 5 very distinct tour options for you from the Headlands, to the Backwaters and the estuaries there is something for everyone.
Torquay, Devon, England
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Pete
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had the best time kayaking with Tom as our guide, he was very knowledgeable of the location and kayaking, open water is not my favourite place to be but Tom was reassuring and gave us some basic training and advise.
We went into small caves, travelled a few kilometres on the lookout for some seals and I even had time for a little swim in the sea before stopping at a small beach and toasting marshmallows on a fire.

Very enjoyable tour, highly recommended.
Written 26 August 2023
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Lucy F
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Aug 2023 • Family
Went on a amazing kayak tour around Oddicombe today with our guide Tom! We kayaked through caves, saw wild birds, seals and toasted marshmallows on a nearby bay! We had such a great afternoon, Thankyou so much Tom you were fab! My dad also took a shortcut and went on a motorised boat tour, he thoroughly enjoyed it too!!
Written 22 August 2023
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Steven L
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Me and my partner really enjoyed the experience. I had never kayak before and it was my first time trying it. Tom was such a nice guide who showed us the beaches and all the amazing spots.
We were lucky enough to have a really good weather and saw the seal on the day.
Highly recommend it.
Written 20 August 2023
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Jho S
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It was a breath-taking experience with many seal encounters! Our instructor, Tom, was incredible showing us all the best coves and was really kind and considerate with our group. He was so encouraging when the weather turned - turns out Kayaking against the wind is like pushing water up hill with a fork. We even got to roast marshmallows in a secluded beach!
Overall it was an experience we will never forget. Thanks guys!
Written 12 July 2023
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Brixhamlad
Southampton3 contributions
Jun 2023
Our residents and guests from onboard THE WORLD (luxury residences at sea ship) had a fantastic time with Kieran during a recent excursion.
The adaptability, helpfulness, care, and attention provided to our guests was top-class.
Thank you for creating a brilliant experience for our millionaire clientele. :)
Glen @ Abercrombie and Kent
Written 4 July 2023
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Caroline G
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Jun 2023 • Business
We brought four classes of Year 8 children here over two days as part of their final week of school. We had a fantastic time and it was the highlight of the term for the children and staff! Indeed, the children made memories that will last a life time as they explored sea caves, swam in the bay and even had a seal pop up near their kayaks. Staff reviews were equally positive with some saying it was the best trip they had been on. We were lucky with the weather which helped. Kieran and his team could not have been more helpful or knowledgeable and the marshmallows on the beach were a lovely touch.
Thank you very much for having us all!
Written 30 June 2023
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Layla Y
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
The best family experience of our holiday. We are a family of five with three young boys. At the beginning, I felt a bit apprehensive of doing sea kayaking. Kieran is such an experienced tutor and put us at ease. He explained the techniques and took us out as a family unit as well as in smaller groups multiple time. The experience of getting into a cave was breathtaking. At the end of the lesson, we all felt a lot more confident in the water and able to enjoy this amazing water sport. We are all looking forward to doing more sea kayaking in the future.
Written 30 June 2023
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Helen livesley
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Myself, brother and hubby have just had a half day guided kayak tour with Tom who was absolutely fantastic, patient for beginners, very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, we were even lucky enough to spot not 1 but 2 seals. A beautiful stop off half way back in a pretty little cove where Tom treated us to a little fire and marshmallows. Tom also took lots of pictures for us and the kind chap even drove us up the hill when we got back. Would highly recommend this trip and Tom as a guide.
Written 28 June 2023
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Brad C
1 contribution
May 2023
Probably the best family experience of our break.

We are a family of Four with 2 daughters age 7 and 5.
We initial were looking at a introduction 90min trip but i convinced the wife to go for the half day. Kieran adjusted his schedule to meet our demands without any hesitation.

He had two double Kayaks and only myself with any real experience of Kayaking. Kieran still had things to teach me on the day which was great. He put both my wife and children at ease and we started the trip off all in good spirits.

He kept the discussion and information appropriate for both the girls asking them little questions about the geography and wildlife as we went. Plus additional information for myself and my wife with more details.

We had a slightly longer stop off than i guess most people would have had due to the experience and age of the Girls. My oldest was very engaged in helping him collect rubbish of the beach on our break and i like the ethos... very environmentally responsible.

We got back after the trip i could feel I'd been kayaking the girls had all had a try at paddling and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and will be more than happy to go again the next time we are at the coast.

Highly recommended and the challenging aspects where dialed down just to the right level for the girls without making them just bystanders in there parents activities. They came away with some knowledge which they may only retain a little but the experience and sense of achievement was well worth the price.

Kieran took photos on the trip with his phone and we didn't expect any David Balley moments but they provide a nice set of memories for the trip.
Written 2 May 2023
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felix b
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Solo
First of all: highly recommend Sea Kayak Torbay! I went on a seakayak intromediate course and despite no other people joining, the course went ahead as a one-on-one. Kieran, the guide, was very knowledgeable and we covered in the course seakayaking technique, tides & how the coastline affects the currents and weather. His teaching style and the pace was really good. Kieran shared his vast knowledge about the local wildlife, geology and geography and we got to see seals and guillemots. It was a very well-rounded, enjoyable, interesting and beneficial course. Again, highly recommend Sea Kayak Torbay!!
Written 12 April 2023
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