Our Favourite Sea Kayaking Tours in Jersey
With our huge 12 metres tide range the coast is always different. That’s why we do not get bored! Here are some of our favourites.
Many kayak trips in Jersey can be combined to make a full day out.
Tours are suitable for novices and families.
We cover basic paddle and safety techniques to get you out exploring the coastline of Jersey. On all tours you are accompanied by a British Canoe Union (BCU) qualified instructor.
All staff are local residents who are passionate about sea kayaking and our island home. Most are Visit Jersey Tour guides and Wild Life Safe trained.
We are a BCU and Adventuremark approved centre.
North Coast Paddle
Set off from Bouley Bay and explore cliffs and caves. Observe sea bird colonies and the rugged coastline. Visit L’Egypte, a remote landing spot. Sorry, you will not see pyramids or the Sphinx at this L’Egypte but you can try and impress your friends.
If the tide is low, perhaps you might see the shipwreck of the Ribbledale.
Full day or half day options.
Explore Jersey’s very own wilderness and now an international Ramsar wetlands site. Paddle out to Icho Tower or Seymour Tower. This is a remarkable experience, as you will paddle over an area that in just a few hours will become land – the site of the unique “moonwalks” on the seabed.
Launch beside ducks and geese in this pretty little harbour. East or west tours reveal a more gentle coastline formed of conglomerate rocks and little secluded beaches where you may leave only your footsteps.
Gutters & Gullies
At low tide a huge expanse of rocks and pools is exposed off the southeast coast. Paddle from Green Island and explore the gutters, gullies and hidden beaches. At high tide this area vanishes beneath more than 10 m of water.
Set off from the beautiful pebble beach at Archirondel. Cruise round to Anne Port past Geoffrey’s Leap to Mont Orgueil Castle. Stop at Gorey harbour for a drink, then paddle back to Archirondel.
Light house paddle
Leave from St Brelade’s Bay and paddle round the coast to Beauport Bay.
Pass between huge sea cliff pinnacles. Continue beneath the pink granite cliffs towards La Corbiere.
This area of coast has lots of bird life and a rich history.
From this scenic beach head east beneath pink granite cliffs into intimate Portelet Bay and onwards to Noirmont Point. Observe the offshore Shag nests.
This section of Jersey’s coast is far more striking than most people realise.
Depart from L’Etacq at the northern end of St Ouen’s Bay. Paddle beneath Gros Nez castle to Plemont beach. Continue round past the puffins (May to July) to Greve de Lecq.
Half day one way, or a full day return trip.
Greve de Lecq
Explore a spectacular area of the coast which is full of remarkable sights.
Paddle close to huge sea caves and creep beneath the cliffs as you head towards the tiny island of L’Ile Agois.
Alternatively paddle west towards Plemont and perhaps land in the huge cave known as Le Creux Gabourel to see the remains of the raised beaches.
Note: Puffin only nest on the island from March to July. There are very few birds and they should not be unduly disturbed. Greve de Lecq can also be prone to a North West swell. This makes visiting the caves only possible in good conditions and therefore a very special event.
Our sea kayak departure points in Jersey
Click here to see a map showing our departure points for sea kayak tours in Jersey. It is best viewed in satellite image. Allow time to park.
Selection of Venues
Departure points are confirmed by the night before via SMS so you get to paddle from the best spots. It’s not much fun to kayak from one spot when elsewhere around the coast of Jersey conditions might be more suitable.
The coastline of Jersey is full of great places to discover. Please understand that if conditions are unlikely to be suitable for your requested tour we will contact you the evening before. In this case you can either opt to paddle from our suggested venue, rebook or get a refund. Sometimes forecasts make it unsuitable to operate our kayak tours. Should this happen, we will try to rebook you to another date or offer a refund.
Our staff hold some of the highest kayaking qualifications so – unlike other companies – we can operate from locations island wide and not just in one or two bays. This also means that we can select the best locations to suit your needs.
Toilets and Changing Facilities
Most departure points are near to public toilets (except at Belcroute and Le Pulec). Jersey toilets are well maintained and cleaned at least twice a day. Many locations have beach showers nearby (except at Anneport, Belcroute, Le Pulec and St Catherine). Clothing can be left in our vehicles (at your own risk).
Cycle hire in Jersey
See our links page for cycle hire in Jersey.
Most beaches are served by the bus service. Download a bus timetable. We offer an Eco discount, if you arrive by bus. Please mention you will arrive by bus when booking to obtain this reduction of £2 per adult. The reduction does not apply to children under 18yrs.
It is important that clients do not disturb nesting bird life by keeping a distance from nests and birds. Move by quietly and steadily so as not to panic the birds and follow staff instructions.
We follow national guidelines. See our environment page to learn about Wild Life safe practices.
Support local business. Buy your snacks locally and reduce food miles.
Genuine Jersey and the CI Cooperative Society play a big role in supporting local products, The CI Cooperative Society Freshfood stores lead the way in environmental commitments and Fairtrade products.