Advanced Sea Kayak Courses

We offer a range of advanced sea kayaking multiday courses around Jersey.

Many of our advanced courses and tours are close to the dates of British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak, Sea kayak Leader assessments.

Please email us for custom dates for individuals and groups.

Jersey Kayak Trail (Advanced 5 days)

Jersey’s dramatic coastline of cliffs, caves and secluded bays enables sea kayakers to develop their skills and explore. Add a 12m tidal range, and you can paddle over places that within a few hours will be dry land.

For the more experienced, there is the opportunity to paddle tide races or make offshore trips to Les Écréhous.

Previous sea kayaking experience is essential. Expect to kayak for between 5-6 hours per day in conditions of around force four and moderate tidal waters, which may include overfalls, swell and tidal streams of about 3 knots (or more) off some headlands.

Intermediate level kayakers may want to consider our Intermediate Kayak Trail.

This course is a great way to tune up your skills in a superb kayaking location. Some paddlers use this course as preparation for the British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak or Sea Kayak Leader training or assessment at each end of most weeks.

Fly from regional airports to quickly get paddling without the hassle of a long drive. Jersey is more than just a kayaking destination, and there is a wide choice of accommodation, restaurants, and things to do.

Kayaks and equipment included: £575.

If you are unsure if your sea kayaking skills and experience are sufficient to join this course, please contact us before you book.

2022 Dates. Please see our online booking section for all current dates. Contact us for other dates.

Email Derek for custom dates.

Big Tides Advanced Sea Kayak Course (5-days)

Sea kayak in Jersey, the island of the 12m tides. 

Paddle tide streams that flow at more than 5 knots. Challenge yourself in overfalls as the tide ebbs and flows around the coast. Test your navigation skills as you plan coastal and offshore routes under the watchful eye of local expert paddlers. 

Over five days, you’ll kayak on some of the highest (and lowest) tides of the year. Explore a coastline that is never the same as the ocean rises and falls by up to 3 inches per minute.

Spend time in tide races, overfalls, and rock gardens and (if conditions permit) surf to tune up your water skills.

We’ll also explore the largest rocky intertidal area in Europe, where the ocean can recede up to two miles from land to reveal an amazing undersea world. 

Accompanied by local expert paddlers, you’ll discover some of the best sea kayaking spots around Jersey as we tune-up your sea kayak skills. Some paddlers use this course to train for the British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak or Advanced Sea kayak leader award.

Kayaks and paddle kit included: £575.

This course is for experienced/advanced sea kayakers. Intermediate level paddlers should consider the Intermediate kayak trail option.

2022 Dates. Please see our online booking section for all current dates.

Contact us for other 2022 dates and shorter courses.