Jersey Kayak Adventures

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Epic Kayaks Bring High-Performance Sea Kayaking to Jersey

February 5th, 2017
Epic ocean skis at Corbiere light house Jersey

High performance sea kayaking in Jersey

Reflecting the growing interest in Surf Skis we have added a selection of the world famous Epic kayaks and surf skis. Paddlers can now experience Epic V5 and V7 designs in Jersey.

Epic kayaks push your paddling to a new level.

As well as a selection of Epic surf ski kayaks we also have high-performance sea kayaks produced by Rockpool and Tiderace. This gives paddlers a great opportunity to compare different designs and get advice from our staff who regularly paddle these craft.

We also have a selection of Euro, Inuit and Wing paddles for clients to compare and contrast.

All paddle kit is supplied so you can maximise your time exploring Jersey, the island of the tides.

Epic surfski kayaks to test and demo at bouley bay, Jersey

Compare Epic V5 & V7 designs

Jersey is well served by Easyjet, BA and other airlines from Gatwick, UK regional airports and flights from Europe. Add the huge range of accommodation options and attractions and you can pack a lot into a short break to Jersey.

Kayak the excellent waters and coastline of Jersey -and even to the offshore islands- in high-performance Epic surf skis.

Email Derek to book your Epic experience.

Circumnavigation of Iceland by Sea Kayak

January 18th, 2017
sea kayaks and ice

Sea kayaking in Iceland

Only a handful of sea kayakers have succeeded in circumnavigating Iceland by kayak.

In 2016 Lee Taylor embarked on an epic solo sea kayak voyage around Iceland -the island of ice and fire.

Join us to hear Lee present an illustrated talk about his 61 days (1000 miles) solo sea kayak expedition around Iceland.

Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm at St Helier Yacht Club.

Advance booking is essential.

Icelandic mountains and Rockpool Taran 16 sea kayak

Circumnavigation of Iceland by sea kayak

Tickets £8.

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Winter Talks Series 2017: Cyclades Sea Kayak Expedition

January 6th, 2017

Tatiana Cappucci one of Italy’s top sea kayakers, presents an illustrated talk about her 144 days (2207km) sea kayak expedition around the Cyclades islands.

Saturday, January 28, 7.30pm. Advance booking is essential. Tickets £8. Buy tickets online here.

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Jersey Kayak Adventures Winter Talks Series 2017: Cyclades Sea Kayak Expedition

January 6th, 2017
Tatiana Cappucci & team

Cyclades sea kayak expedition 2016

Our winter series of sea kayaking adventure talks resumes with a paddle in warmer climates.

Tatiana Cappucci one of the top Italian sea kayakers, presents an illustrated talk about her 144 days (2207km) sea kayak voyage around the

Cyclades islands.

Saturday, January 28, 7.30pm

St Helier Yacht Club.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets £8.

Buy tickets online here.

Statistics from Tatiana’s trip:

 Cyclades islands sea kayak route map

Tatiana Cappucci’s route around the Cyclades islands.

144 days Total. 32 islands visited. 2207 km kayaked.

45 crossings between the islands. Longest crossing: 37 km.

55 taverns visited – some between 2 – 7 times….!

3 thefts of equipment.

3 boxes of “precious finds” sent home by mail.

6500 photographs taken.

Read more the Cyclades Sea Kayak Expedition in Tatiana’s blog.

4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment Dates

December 31st, 2016

Our 2017 British Canoeing 4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment dates are listed here.

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Sea Kayak and equipment hire is included in the price.
Additional 4-star sea kayak leader assessment dates can be arranged. Contact us for advice.

The British Canoeing 4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment demonstrates a candidate has the skills to safely paddle and lead other competent paddlers. A 4-star sea kayak leader will have the paddling ability, safety, rescue and leadership skills to undertake trips on sheltered to moderate water with a group of paddlers who have basic paddling skills but may not have the experience, to operate in a self-sufficient manner.

Note. From April 2017 4-Star Sea Kayak is renamed the Sea Kayak Leader award. The syllabus remains the same.

4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

The 4-star sea kayak leader is ideal for sea kayakers who lead groups of 4-5 paddlers on 6-8 mile journeys in moderate tidal waters (winds not exceeding force 4 and sea state 4).

The award is an excellent benchmark of your leadership and sea kayaking skills. We aim to assess you in realistic conditions to allow you to demonstrate your natural leadership on the water.

Many centres and clubs now use the 4-star sea kayak leader certificate as a benchmark to indicate that leaders/guides have a good level of kayak and safety skills.

Our 4-star leader assessment is a great way to benchmark your kayaking and leadership skills in the superb waters around Jersey. Explore Jersey’s amazing coastline of caves, cliffs, rock gardens and surf beaches.

Jersey has a tidal range of almost 12m so the coastline is never the same and there is a huge range of sea kayaking experiences available whatever the weather.

Jersey has a huge range of kayaking opportunities within 20 minutes travelling time. This makes the island an ideal venue for paddlers who want to get the most from their 4-star sea kayak leader assessment.

Add extra days to your 4-Star leader course

Many paddlers add extra days to get more log book and leadership time and to familiarise themselves with our local waters.

Travel

Fly from Gatwick and UK regional airports. There are also connections from many European airports via Gatwick. In summer there are direct flights from Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
High-speed ferry services operate from Poole, Portsmouth and St Malo (France).
Use our kayaks at no extra charge
Make the most of your time on Jersey and use our kayaks at no extra charge. Our kayak fleet includes Valley Nordkapps, Avocets, Aquanaut, P&H Delphin, Hammer, Rockpool Taran, Tiderace Pace 17, Venture Kayaks Esky 15, Epic V5 and V7.

British Canoeing Pre requisites and registration for the 4-star sea kayak leader assessment

Before you can attend the 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment you must have completed a two-day 4-Star Sea Kayak Leader training course (within the previous 3 years).

When you register the following prerequisites are required:
Evidence that you have completed a 4-Star sea kayak leader training course within the previous 3 years.
Safety Training: Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning or a similar Royal Yacht Association (RYA) course.
A recognised 2-day First Aid Course completed within the last 3 years.
VHF Marine radio licence (this is only needed if this is a requirement in your country).
Membership of British Canoeing, CANI, SCA or WCA.
Pay a registration fee.
You must be aged 16 years or older.

Other awards may be accepted by British Canoeing providing they are of a similar standard to the above. If this is the case you will need to submit an Accredited Prior Learning form (APL) with your Leadership Registration form.

You must register in advance with British Canoeing by completing and posting the Leader Registration (LR) Form. Allow at least two weeks (longer if overseas) for your LR form to be processed and approved.

If you arrive on a sea kayak leader assessment without an approved LR form you cannot be assessed. No refund of your assessment fees will be made.

Help with the completion of your sea kayak leader registration

We often work with international clients and can help ensure you have the correct pre-requisites in place for your 4-star sea kayak leader assessment.

Our French and German speaking staff can assist you with the translation of certificates into English and advise you in completing your sea kayak Leadership Registration (LR) form. Contact us if you have any questions about completing your 4-star sea kayak leader assessment with Jersey Kayak Adventures.

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4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Training Course Dates 2017

December 28th, 2016

2017 British Canoeing 4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Training dates.  Visit our 2017 4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Training dates page:

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Sea Kayak and equipment hire is included in the price.

Additional 4-star sea kayak leader training courses can often be added. Contact us.

4-Star Sea Kayak Leader Award

Explore the superb coastline of jersey on your 4-star sea kayak training course

Develop your towing and safety skills on our 4-star sea kayak courses.

The 4-star sea kayak leader award is designed for sea kayakers who may find themselves leading/guiding groups of 4-5 paddlers on 6-8 mile journeys in moderate tidal waters (winds not exceeding force 4 and sea state 4).

This award is an excellent benchmark of your leadership and sea kayaking skills.

Increasingly the 4-star sea kayak leader certificate is used as a standard for club leaders and centre staff to ensure they have a good level of paddle and safety skills to lead groups on the sea.

Even if you have no plans to lead/guide groups, our 4-star leader training course is a great way to develop your paddle skills in the superb moderate waters around Jersey.

We’ll explore the amazing coastline of Jersey with its caves, cliffs, rock gardens and surf beaches during the training course. With a tide range of almost 12m the coastline is never the same and there is a huge range of sea kayaking experiences to be had.

All the time you’ll be guided by our expert British Canoeing qualified coaches who are all local residents and have many years sea kayaking experience.

sea kayak in tide race. 4 star leader training

Tide streams and moderate tidal waters training

Add extra days to your 4-Star leader course

Our 2-day course covers the essential training elements of the Sea Kayak Leader (4-star) syllabus in some great tidal waters around Jersey.

Many paddlers add a couple of extra days to log more leadership hours and experience of sea kayaking in a new area.

You can also add extra days to complete the BC 3-star sea kayak and Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning modules which are pre requisites for the 4-star sea kayak leader assessment.

Sea kayaking in Jersey

4 star sea leader training Jersey

Explore the superb coastline of jersey on your 4-star sea kayak training course

An advantage of completing your 4-star sea kayak training course in Jersey is that there is a huge range of different paddling opportunities to experience all within 20 minutes travel time.

We are used to working with European and international clients and are happy to help ensure you have the correct pre-requisites in place for your 4-star sea kayak leader training and assessment.

Our French and German speaking staff and can assist with the translation of your certificates into English and give you advice on the completion of your Leadership Registration (LR) form which essential for anyone planning to complete the 4-star sea kayak assessment.

Fly from Gatwick and UK regional airports (Easyjet, BA, Flybe operate regular services all year). There are also good connections from European airports via Gatwick and direct flights from Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland in summer.

Regular high-speed ferry services operate from Poole, Portsmouth and St Malo (France) for those who prefer to use their own kayak.

Use our kayaks at no extra charge

Practice first aid skills in the outdoors

Safety training

Make the most of your time on Jersey by using our kayaks at no extra charge. Save yourself a long drive and fly to jersey. Many paddlers find that they can be on the water within a couple hours of leaving home so you can maximise your 4 star sea kayaking experience.

Choose from our range of sea kayaks which includes Valley Nordkapps, Avocets, Aquanaut, P&H Delphin, Hammer, Rockpool Taran, Tiderace pace 17, Venture Kayaks Esky 15, Epic V5 and V7.

All students will receive a Paddlers Performance Action Plan.

Additional 4-star sea kayak leader training course dates can often be added. Contact us for more dates.

Paddle away with a 30% saving in 2017

November 28th, 2016

Buy our Christmas gift vouchers to give as festive presents, or treat yourself. Save 30%

Kayaks for Sale

March 6th, 2016

I have a couple sit on top kayaks for sale in Jersey: Ocean Kayak Prowler Elite 4.5 and a Malibu 2 tandem. Details.

By Oar and Paddle – Illustrated Talk with Simon Osboune

February 16th, 2016

Join Sea Kayaker and Atlantic rower Simon Osbourne for an illustrated talk about his ocean adventures.

Simon Osbourne stand up kayak surfing

Simon Osbourne

UK & Ireland circumnavigation
Madagascar
South Korea
Atlantic Crossing

In 2002 Simon became the youngest person to circumnavigate Great Britain by sea kayak in 112 days.

He subsequently completed a solo circumnavigation of Ireland in 6 weeks.

Moving into warmer waters Simon spent 4 months attempting to become the first person to circumnavigate Madagascar. In 2011 Simon with Marin Medak became the first people to paddle the coastline of South Korea.

His most recent expedition was to row across the Atlantic as part of a four man crew in 45 days.

Fish for supper while rowing the atlantic

Fish for supper

Join us for an exciting insight to Simon’s adventures.

Friday 18 March. 7.30.pm

St Helier Yacht Club, Westward room.

Tickets. £8 if bought in advance. Buy online

£10 on the door.

Or, email Derek to reserve tickets.

Easter Sea Kayak Development Course

February 9th, 2016

Designed for the sea kayaker who wants to tune up their sea kayak skills while exploring the fantastic coastline and reefs around Jersey. Book day or multi-day options

March 25,26,27,28,29,30. 1 April

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