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“Great fun on kayaks!”
Review of Reach Outdoors

Reach Outdoors
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Reach Outdoors provides outstanding Adventure for all. No previous experience is necessary as our highly experienced and qualified instructors will safely manage your session ensuring you learn skills and most importantly have great fun along the way! Reach Outdoors have won the certificate of Excellence in every year of operation since its inception in 2012. We have won the Gold award for the best activity or sporting experience in the Devon tourism awards in both 2014 and 2016.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We booked a 3 hour sea kayak trip with Reach Outdoors having read great reviews about Rachel and were not disappointed! We were complete novices and I would highly recommend this for teens - our two really enjoyed it and were exhausted by the end (a bonus!). After some basic tuition and practise, we travelled along the coast and visited some lovely coves. You can sometimes spot seals and dolphins apparently, though we didn't. The pace was just right, Rachel and Jo were very patient and friendly, and made sure we were having fun and staying safe. Aching limbs the next day (2 hours would have probably sufficed) but do give it a try!

Thank Barnetcrew
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Did Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with these guys doing Sea Kayaking, which includes training, a practice expedition and another qualifying expedition. The lessons we were taught were top notch, and the equipment we used was all brand new or in fantastic condition. The instructors and assessors were obviously very knowledgable about the subject and the technique, and they made a gruelling series of long days far more manageable than it may have been otherwise. Would fully recommend Reach Outdoors for an expedition like this or a shorter event, based on my experiences.


Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Team bonding required.... after many different suggestions, coasteering was an experience most of us had never done. Very informative website and very quick and easy booking a date and taking of payment. Email included easy directions for parking facilities (free), and on our arrival we were met by Rachel from the Reach Outdoors Team. The equipment available was to accommodate all of our sizes. After a briefing and signing our lives away we made our way down to the shore line for the fun to really begin. Once acclimatised to the water we set off over the rocks, and from there on there was a mixture of various climbs, swims and the mastering of different styles of water entry. Rachel our guide was very enthusiastic and was able to coax even the most timid of our group to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, and gave them the confidence to give it a go. I for one experienced a great feeling off achievement when I jumped from the Tombstone rock, a height of approximately 6m. Really enjoyed entering the caves and again Rachel was really informative of the local wildlife and conservation of the area we were in. Time flew by and a little relaxing float in the sea to catch our breath at the end of the session and marvel at what we had just achieved. Overall an awesome experience which I will most definitely do again with more members of my family. I would definitely recommend Reach Outdoors as a company promoting coasteering and due to the competence of the guides, will be looking to try out their kayaking sessions later this summer. The whole team were buzzing afterwards. Jo

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Our Scout troop visited the Torbay area for Summer Camp this year and had a fantastic day last week with the Team from Reach Outdoors (Rachel, James, Abigail and Kieran). They were all very professional and able to get even the most timid of our Scouts to do the activities! The encouragement to step out of the 'comfort zone' was gentle and we were very confident in the teams abilities to safely instruct our Scouts on each activity. Several of them have said the day was their highlight of the whole week and were very proud of their achievement. We would highly recommend them to other youth groups and will use them again the next time we camp in the area. Thanks to all the team at Reach Outdoors!

Thank Liz T
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Really great afternoon out. Patient, calm instructors found perfect balance between managing risk and pushing us to push ourselves. Recommended.

Thank Matt_SE1
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