Kayak into Nature Tour

Paddle away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life on an evening or daytime kayak into nature tour (1½ hours). Reconnect with nature and the environment.

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of being in nature as you paddle your kayak along the beautiful coastline around Jersey.

Novices are welcome. Our sit-on-top kayaks are user-friendly, so you’ll quickly master the basics.

Our Kayak into Nature tour spends about one hour on the water, which is long enough to see something new without getting too tired. You only need to be of average fitness.

Wednesday and some Thursday evenings. Fridays 1400-1530. From May 8-September 8. 1800-1930.

Click the “Book now” button to see available dates and times and to book. £35.50 per person.

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Paddle with your friends and family or just by yourself; private tours and other dates can also be arranged.

Email us if you do not see a date, want a specific trip or need more information. T. 07797853033. 

To ensure you paddle in the best spot, we will confirm the venue by SMS text the evening before after checking the weather forecast.

We paddle in small groups, so booking is advised.

Who are our kayak trips for?

Kayak into Nature Tours are suitable for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature and experience the joy of being outdoors.

Novices and families are welcome. We use both single and two-seater sit-on-top kayaks. If you want to use a 2-seater sit-on-top kayak, please request this when you book.

Experiencing the weather around us is part of the trip, and tours will still happen on a cloudy day. Even if a bit of rain or wind is forecast, we’ll ensure you are kitted in our wetsuits and paddle gear. As they say, there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.

Our sit-on-top sea kayaks are stable, so there is no need to worry about capsize drills and “wet exits”. However, this is a water sport, and there is always the chance you might fall in, so don’t take cameras, mobile phones, car keys, etc., afloat.

We supply long John-style wetsuits (full-length sleeveless) for children and adults up to XXL. Our wetsuits are less restrictive than traditional wetsuits and are a great way to keep you warm and comfortable afloat. We also supply windproof jackets (cagoules) and buoyancy aids.


Our Kayak into Nature Tour does not aim to paddle far or go very fast, so you only need to be of average fitness and can sit upright while paddling. You do not need to be a good swimmer if you feel okay in water and can swim 25m. In the unlikely event of a capsize, you need to be able to get back on board with assistance. This is like climbing out from the side of a swimming pool by pulling/sliding yourself onto the poolside (without pushing off the bottom of the pool with your feet).

If you or a member of your party need clarification about your fitness level or have an impairment, contact us. We’ll suggest a solution or adaptation so you have a good experience. We are used to paddling with people of all abilities and ages. 

If you have any health or medical concerns, please inform us in advance so we can arrange extra staff or kit or make any adaptations.

Heights and weights

For your enjoyment and safety, let us know your clothing size so we can have the right kayak and kit for you.

If you weigh over 15.2 stone (96kg) or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 33+, please tell us your height and weight. Our kayaks are designed for different weight ranges.

If your BMI score is above 34 (or you weigh more than 17 stone/108kg), you must contact us before you book. We may suggest meeting in advance to check we have a suitable kayak and the correctly sized kit for you. BMI calculator.


Kayak into Nature Tours are about 1½ hours long. With about an hour on the water, it’s long enough to see something new without getting too tired.

Kayak with PaddleUK, Wild Life Safe (WiSe), and Visit Jersey-trained guides in the Jersey Island GeoPark.

Aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Allow yourself time to get to the venue if you get stuck in traffic or need to find a parking place.

After meeting your guide, we’ll spend about 10 minutes changing into kayaking gear and getting some tips for paddling your kayak. Our PaddleUK-trained staff will also give you some safety advice.

Once we have carried our kayaks to the water (if this is difficult, please ask our staff for help), we’ll head “into the blue” to experience nature and the rhythm of the ocean.

You will be on the water for about 1 hour, and we don’t aim to turn this into a marathon or a race.

On the way, we usually see seabirds, marine life and some of the lovely coastline surrounding our island home.

All guides are residents knowledgeable about the coastline, wildlife, and the best spots to chill out.

What to bring

We provide all water sports equipment, buoyancy aids and long John style wetsuits (full-length sleeveless wetsuits) from child to adult XXL sizes (ladies sizes 8-18). Our wetsuits are less restrictive than traditional wetsuits and are a great way to keep you warm and comfortable afloat. All equipment is washed after every use.

Please bring:

  • A desire to explore and have fun afloat.
  • If you prefer to use your own wetsuit, that is fine.
  • Swimming costume. Towel. Snack.
  • Fluids (water is best). Protect the environment – avoid bringing bottled water. Use a cycle bottle.
  • Sunblock (min SPF35) sunglasses and a hat or cap.
  • If needed, wear a sweatshirt or fleece-style long-sleeved top on the water. On warm and sunny days, a long-sleeved top may be enough, but you may prefer to add extra comfort by wearing one of our wetsuits and/or a windproof paddle jacket.
  • Plimsolls, trainers, flip-flops, or wetsuit boots must be worn.
  • We do not have to change facilities; most beaches usually have toilets and outdoor cold showers.
  • Personal medication that you may need while kayaking. Instructors have waterproof storage boxes available.

If you’d like to paddle a two-seater (tandem) kayak with a friend, please request this when you book. We usually recommend adults paddle single-seater kayaks. Tandem kayaks are great fun for families with young children.

Please let us know if you have any health issues or impairments. This will help us plan the trip, ensure we have the right equipment, and make necessary adaptations.

Why paddling is good for your mental and physical health

Exposure to nature and the ocean has enormous benefits for our well-being. Being on or beside the sea is a beautiful way to decompress from our busy lives.

The benefits of reconnecting with nature are often called “Blue Health”.

  • Being outside can boost your mood. Exercise in the “blue gym” improves your physical and mental well-being.
  • Even gentle exercise will help to boost your mood.
  • Exercise on or near water and greenery has been shown to improve confidence.
  • Paddling introduces variety into your life and is a great activity to share with others.
  • Paddling unplugs your kids from the internet and allows parents to regain quality family time by sharing an experience.
  • Kayaking is a great way to develop your self-esteem by doing something different.
  • Paddling is a form of ‘moving meditation’. You need to be in the moment to control your kayak. Just enough concentration is required to push the everyday thoughts into the background.
  • Boost your vitamin D levels just by being outside and enjoying the space.
  • Life looks different from the water. Paddling offers a unique perspective of the world, which you’re rarely exposed to.
  • You can meet new people to talk to, interact with and learn from.
  • If we’ve not already sold kayaking to you, we’ve left the best reason until last: It’s fun, and having fun makes us happy!

Map showing our kayak departure points around Jersey.