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Sea Kayak Salcombe

The Old Lifeboat House | South Sands Beach, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
+44 1548 843451
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Really rude

I expect if you book one of their schedule events they are great. However they are quite rude if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel H
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Friendly and welcoming 3 Hour Classic Tour

On arrival we received a friendly welcome from Ben, Sam and Simon who put everyone at ease... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
760Sandra
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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We offer half and full day kayak tours (no experience required and all equipment supplied). Sea kayak and paddle board coaching. Huge selection of single and tandem kayaks and paddle boards for rent, with safety boat cover. Showers, changing rooms and beach cafe on site.
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“wet suits” (4 reviews)
“great guide” (3 reviews)
“whole team” (3 reviews)
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The Old Lifeboat House | South Sands Beach, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I expect if you book one of their schedule events they are great. However they are quite rude if you just want to hire aboard for a couple of hours - even when clearly not all the boards or canoes are being used - I...More

Thank Rachel H
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ben s, Manager at Sea Kayak Salcombe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Rachel Thanks for your comment, if your visit was in the last few days then you would have experienced our commitment towards the local children of the area, in which the whole centre is hired by the school so appreciate that you may have...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

On arrival we received a friendly welcome from Ben, Sam and Simon who put everyone at ease. Suitable from those with no experience to regulars to sea kayaking. To be fair we had chosen a calm and clear day to sample the classic tour meandering...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The full day tour with Simon today was fantastic. Such a unique and idyllic way to see and explore the Salcombe coastline all staff were friendly, knowledgable and a good laugh. Lunch was great too in a little secluded cove unreachable by foot! Very relaxed...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great place and a great local business - I’m reviewing the food and drink as I haven’t hired from here yet. I love having lunch here on the pontoon. South sands is stunning The coffee is the only thing that needs sorting...More

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ben s, Owner at Sea Kayak Salcombe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks Jimmy for the feed back, ironically reviewing the blend and our machine next week, we hope to have that sorted for your next visit. Cheers Ben and Kim

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Over the August bank holiday we booked 3 kayak's. We had no idea what to expect, but from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. The experience lasted about 3 hours and we loved it all, a very knowledgeable tour guide, amazing caves,...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Friendly and busy location for paddle boards and kayaks. Ben always looks after every one so well. The Cafe has good soups and sandwiches, but best to order in advance.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We spent a great afternoon on the Rockhopper tour. Explored all the coves and outcrops and stopped for a swim and refreshments on a beach. Ben was a great guide - gave us some paddling tips as well as lots of info about the local...More

Thank Di H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very friendly staff ensured fabulous and safe kayaking experiences for us. Wet suits available at no extra charge alongside the usual equipment. Staff were knowledgeable, offering suggestions of where to explore. Although we are experienced paddlers we did notice staff offering quick tuition and advice...More

Thank Linda J
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon out kayaking near Bolt Head - thanks, Jake. I would highly recommend this company if you're thinking of going kayaking. It was all very professional as well as being great fun, plus you get wonderful hot choc part way through the trip...we can't...More

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

During a very wet week in Devon we decided to see the Coast from the sea rather than the windswept cliffs. We thought a fun way to do this might be from a kayak and came across Sea Kayak based at South Sands, Salcombe. I...More

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bess548
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Response from ben s | Property representative |
Hey there, on our popular kayak tours there is always a guide with the group, we ensure the basic handling skills are practised before we start, these tours are for people with no experience. The rental tandems -sit on top... More
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