Sea Kayaking Isle of Wight is regarded throughout the UK as the South’s sea kayaking specialist and are the providers of the largest number of sea kayaking courses and sea kayak training courses in the South and South East. 


We are also one of the UK’s only Sit on Top kayak specialists – we have designed our own Sit-on-Top Kayak courses, we run most BCU awards on Sit on Top Kayaks and we have a great range of boats to use on courses.

You can choose to develop your sea kayaking skills with a top sea kayak coach or take a tour with an experienced guide. From exposed tidal races, sea stacks and caves to sheltered harbours and creeks, the Isle of Wight offers the widest range of sea environments for Sea Kayaking in the whole of the South and South East.

Our Sea Kayak courses are run by well known and very experienced coaches who have many years delivery behind them.

We are without doubt the most experienced delivery centre for SOT kayak courses in the UK. We have led the way with delivery and course content. We run a wide and varied range of safety and rescue courses including REC First Aid, Rough Water Rescue and Navigation Courses.

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SOT Kayak Courses

We run lots of different sit on top kayak courses – we are one of the very few SOT expert centres and have, without doubt, led the development of SOT kayaks on the sea.

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Sea Kayak Courses

We are the Souths Sea Kayak specialist. We train the instructors in the other centres on the South Coast. If you want the best coaches, best equipment and the best locations then talk to us about how we can help you achieve.

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Sea Kayak Expeditions

The Isle of Wight sea kayak circumnavigation is a classic intermediate trip, and as the Isle of Wight experts we know the best campsites and the coastline intimately – you’ll have the best option of completing the expedition.

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Highlands and Islands

The exact itinerary will obviously be weather dependant, but we
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Intro to Expeditions

So you've done some sea kayaking and you like the
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IOW 4 Day Expedition

The expedition will start at our base in Freshwater with
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IOW 3 Day Expedition

The expedition will start at our base in Freshwater with
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BCU SOT 3* Award

We are one of the UK's only Sit on Top
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SOT Advanced/Rough Water

This 1 day course is ideal for those who have
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SOT Half Day Intro

This course is ideal for those who have no or
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BC 4* Sea Kayak Assessment

British Canoeing 4* Sea Kayak Training The IOW is the only
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BC 3* Sea Kayak

British Canoeing 4* Sea Kayak Training The IOW is the only
2 days
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BC 4* Sea Kayak Training

British Canoeing 4* Sea Kayak Training The IOW is the only
2 days
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