Explore the Salcombe to Kingsbridge Estuary on a paddle board lesson or tour
South Hams is a treasure trove of small, secret coves, unspoilt beaches, hidden creeks, Islands and vast estuaries to explore on paddle boards. All you need is a sense of adventure and a love of the great outdoors.
Our family-run tours are built on a deep knowledge of the South Hams coast and waterways. We provide the best equipment including Red Paddle touring boards, leashes, carbon paddles and buoyancy aids. You’ll be guided by Simon who is a highly experienced BSUPA Level 2 Tour Instructor. And if we paddle one way somewhere, we will happily transport you back to where we started.
The minimum age to paddle board tour with us is 14 years old and anyone aged under 18 requires an adult paddler to be on the water with them.
Kingsbridge Salcombe Estuary Wilderness Paddle Board Tour
Explore the many creeks and golden beaches of this unique Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) on this paddle board tour. Float over scallop and oyster beds on crystal clear water and catch glimpses of herons, egrets, kingfishers and oyster catchers. Soak up the stunning views in perfect isolation away from the hustle-bustle of the crowds. Let your guide find you an empty beach for a swim and enjoy a Devon cream tea in the sun.
Our Wilderness Paddle Board Tours are 3 hours long complete with a stop for complimentary refreshments and, if required free transport back to start point.
Three hour estuary SUP tour £70 pp (minimum 2 people)
Avon Valley Paddle Board Tour
Imagine gently paddle boarding down the enchanting river Avon past fields of emerald green samphire, oyster beds and golden salt flats teaming with wild birds and rare fauna. Stop at a secluded creek for a complimentary Devon cream tea and go for a splash while you take in the majestic beauty of this stunning river eco system.
2.5 hour SUP tour £70 pp (minimum 2 people)
Kingsbridge Estuary Paddle Board Lesson
Ideal for beginners or those who want to try their first paddle board tour. Learn to paddle board and explore the stunning Kingsbridge Estuary. The estuary boasts three large and beautiful creeks, each offering its own stunning scenery and wildlife. Launching from the Kingsbridge slipway where there is ample parking, we’ll get you up and feeling confident on your board before we head down the estuary where – depending on the wind and tide – we head up Bowcombe, Frogmore or Collapit Creek for a true wilderness paddle. At two hours long you’ll have a chance to explore one of the creeks and learn about its rich history, spot kingfishes, egrets and peregrine falcons and stop for a cream tea on a secluded beach and soak up the peace and solitude.
Two hour tour £55 pp (minimum 2 people)
Coastal and custom paddle board tours
If you’re feeling more confident, why not take your SUP experience to the next level and sign up for a coastal tour. Weather and tide dependent, we can guide you along the stunning South Hams coastline. Explore hidden coves, dark caves and stop on beaches with no footprints insight. Paddle through majestic rock formations, spot seals and snorkel amongst the many nooks and crannies along this famous stretch of coast. Our qualified tour guide will assess conditions and choose a route that matches your ability and experience.
Our coastal tours are 3 hours long complete with a stop for complimentary refreshments and, if required, free transport back to start point. We supply Red Paddle touring boards and carbon paddles or you can use your own equipment.
If you’re an experienced paddler we can book you on a more adventurous tour such as a paddle down the Avon river and around Burgh Island, an all-day tour around the Salcombe estuary’s three beautiful creeks or further afield such as the spectacular river Yealm estuary. Please contact us for more information.
Three hour coastal tour £70 per person or a full day (5 hours) £120 (minimum 2 people)
Simon took us on a Kingsbridge to Salcombe tour. It was quite wonderful. The tide was with us so paddling was easy and we stopped for a cream tea on a quiet beach, what luxury! Can’t wait to come back next summer and do a coastal tour.
— Caroline Royce, Leatherhead, London.
We booked the Bowcombe Bridge tour as a family treat. The equipment was top-notch and Simon was a very calm. professional guide who made us all feel very much at ease. Stopping for a freshly made hot chocolate was a special treat and the whole trip was a great success.
— Mick and Julia Kerin, Peterborough.