Kayak Lessons

Our personalised private Kayak Lessons are perfect for the beginner / intermediate level paddler wanting to hone their skillset whilst exploring the Jurassic Coast. We run lessons in small groups or on a one to one ratio, that way you’ll get the most out of each and every session. You can come alone, or with a few friends. Our lessons are tailored to you and run at your own pace. Whatever you choose we aim to have loads of fun when we teach you!


It’s a Great Way to Relax and De-stress – Being out on the water is calming and peaceful. It’s a great way to clear your head and forget about all of your worries. Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

It’s a Great Way to Spend Time With Friends and Family – Kayaking is a social activity and it’s easy to talk and laugh while you paddle around. It’s also a great bonding experience as you have to work together to navigate the water.

You Can Explore New Places – Kayaking is an awesome way to explore new places. Many hidden gems can only be accessed by ‘yak’. This means you can explore parts of the world that most people will never see. You will get a different perspective of the places you visit due to being closer to the water and wildlife.

It’s a complete workout – Kayaking is a brilliant full body workout; not only is it great for the mind and soul, but it is also great for burning calories and toning up.

What Do The Kayak Lessons Consist Of?

Want to try kayaking for the first time but would like some guidance on the water? Our experienced water-sports instructors will go through the safety aspects before getting you to control your kayak. We will show you some essential self rescue techniques, how to stop, turn, and paddle efficiently, plus much more! After the lesson we will develop a plan for your continued improvement leaving you with a clear and precise direction of what to do next.

As the instructor to student ratio is much smaller we get to spend more time one-on-one with you and are able to provide more direct feedback than we would in larger group lessons. This helps your Kayaking skills to progress faster.


We provide everything required to participate in the lesson. Sit-on-top kayaks, wetsuits, safety equipment, lockers, toilets, and changing facilities – located at the shop. Lessons are 1.5 hours long so please bring a drink, sun cream and a hat for those hot days!

Please remember that safety is always our number one priority and these lessons may be cancelled at short notice if it is too dangerous to go out onto the water.

All our instructors are certified by the British Canoeing Awarding Body. SLSGB Trained, and DBS Checked.


Kayak lessons run everyday, although we are limited to four lessons daily. We recommend booking in advance due to high demand.


To join our Kayak lessons, use the ‘book now calendar’

Or for more information click a link below

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Session Detail Price
(per person)
Private Lesson for one - 1.5 hours £70.00
Private Lesson for Two - 1.5 hours £55.00
Private Lesson for Three - 1.5 hours £40.00
Private Lesson (four or more) - 1.5 hours £35.00
Private Family lesson (2 Adults & 3 Children) - 1.5 hours £125.00 (whole family)

Please note that full day hire may not be available due to availability


You will start with a quick 15-minute land lesson on the beach in front of our surf school, where you’ll get a proper introduction to the sport of kayaking and learn the basic safety you need to be aware of before hitting the waves, or if you have kayaked with us before we will just have a quick recap and pick up where we left off.

Once in a quiet area of the water, the instructor will help you with basic fundamentals, tips, and must knows,  all while having a great time!

The topics that will be covered during the lesson include: Entering & Exiting the Kayak, forward and backward paddling, controlled wobbles, rafting up, water signals, hard stops, and much more.

Summer Season

  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimsuit or trunks

Winter Season  

  • Towel
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimsuit or trunks
  • A warm change of clothes

We provide everything else you need to have fun in the sea.

Our private kayak lessons are open to people aged 12+.