Dorset Kayaking Experiences

Kayaking is the best way to get up close and personal with the truly awesome coastline we have here in Dorset. On our taster sessions, one of our experienced Instructors will give you some key basic instruction and take you out to explore the world-famous Poole Harbour. The harbour is the second biggest natural harbour in the world, featuring 5 islands, an SSSI and the home of the international Scout movement.

The unique manoeuvrability of a Kayak makes them the perfect mode of transport for exploring the Old Harry coastline. We can take you to places you’ve never even seen, explore caves, arches and hard to reach beaches. Adventures like these also come along with some truly exclusive photo opportunities, the type of photos that are the perfect addition to your Socials, with the added benefit of making all your followers jealous!

Kayaking is the best way to get up close and personal with the truly awesome coastline we have here in Dorset. On our taster sessions, one of our experienced Instructors will give you some key basic instruction and take you out to explore the world-famous Poole Harbour. The harbour is the second biggest natural harbour in the world, featuring 5 islands, an SSSI and the home of the international Scout movement.

The unique manoeuvrability of a Kayak makes them the perfect mode of transport for exploring the Old Harry coastline. We can take you to places you’ve never even seen, explore caves, arches and hard to reach beaches. Adventures like these also come along with some truly exclusive photo opportunities, the type of photos that are the perfect addition to your Socials, with the added benefit of making all your followers jealous!

Why try Kayaking?

Kayaking is one of the largest watersports in the world. Hugely popular largely because of how easy it is to jump in a kayak and explore. Kayaks offer manoeuvrability that you just can’t get on any boat, giving you the ability to get into small bays and explore small rivers.

Kayaking offers an amazing sense of freedom. However, it does also present its own risks.  By joining us on one of our kayak taster sessions you can enjoy the freedoms of the sport, under the safe, watch full eye of one of our experienced instructors.

Where do we go from?

Kayak Taster Sessions

Our Kayak Taster Sessions are based of the beach at Lake Pier on the shores of the world famous Poole Harbour. We do occasionally move these sessions to Wareham River, this allows us to continue to operate, even when weather in the harbour is unfavourable.

Old Harry Kayak Trips

Our Old Harry Trips are all based off the beach at the national trust carpark at Knoll Beach.

What do you supply?

We will supply you with:

- Kayaks (unless informed otherwise, these will be double kayaks)

- Paddles

- Buoyancy Aids

- If you would like a wetsuit, make sure to arrange with us in advance

Experienced Instructor for your session and an awesome time!

How do I book?

Click on the ‘Book Now’ Link bellow or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

If you are looking to book your session with a voucher or Groupon, select the appropriate activity from the ‘Voucher Booking’ page and complete the online booking form.

How long is a trip?

Kayak Taster Sessions

Our Kayak Taster Sessions are 90 minuet sessions, including a basic intro to paddling and boats before getting on the water.

Old Harry Kayak Trips

Old Harry Trips from Knoll Beach last for approximately 3 hours. Plenty of time to explore Old Harry and the amazing Dorset coastline!

Why try Kayaking?

Kayaking is one of the largest watersports in the world. Hugely popular largely because of how easy it is to jump in a kayak and explore. Kayaks offer manoeuvrability that you just can’t get on any boat, giving you the ability to get into small bays and explore small rivers.

Kayaking offers an amazing sense of freedom. However, it does also present its own risks.  By joining us on one of our kayak taster sessions you can enjoy the freedoms of the sport, under the safe, watch full eye of one of our experienced instructors.

Where do we go from?

Kayak Taster Sessions

Our Kayak Taster Sessions are based of the beach at Lake Pier on the shores of the world famous Poole Harbour. We do occasionally move these sessions to Wareham River, this allows us to continue to operate, even when weather in the harbour is unfavourable.

Old Harry Kayak Trips

Our Old Harry Trips are all based off the beach at the national trust carpark at Knoll Beach.

What do you supply?

We will supply you with:

- Kayaks (unless informed otherwise, these will be double kayaks)

- Paddles

- Buoyancy Aids

- If you would like a wetsuit, make sure to arrange with us in advance

Experienced Instructor for your session and an awesome time!

How do I book?

Click on the ‘Book Now’ Link bellow or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

If you are looking to book your session with a voucher or Groupon, select the appropriate activity from the ‘Voucher Booking’ page and complete the online booking form.

How long is a trip?

Kayak Taster Sessions

Our Kayak Taster Sessions are 90 minuet sessions, including a basic intro to paddling and boats before getting on the water.

Old Harry Kayak Trips

Old Harry Trips from Knoll Beach last for approximately 3 hours. Plenty of time to explore Old Harry and the amazing Dorset coastline!


If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you, have a larger group or struggle to fit your group in to the available slots on the booking system, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to fit in a session to suit you. (When booking as a group, select the correct discount from the drop down on the booking form)

If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you, have a larger group or struggle to fit your group in to the available slots on the booking system, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to fit in a session to suit you. (When booking as a group, select the correct discount from the drop down on the booking form)

Kayaking Reviews

We went kayaking with a fella named Chris. He was awesome and a great tour guide. Very patient with us and gave us plenty of photo opps (gotta do it for the gram y’all) but really let us appreciate the view.

If you’re looking for a great place to kayak and want a fab tour guide who is patient but also a great instructor we’d def recommend him and will be coming back.

Big thank you to Kelvin for our kayaking lesson last week. Whilst the session was great fun (yes even the indelicate attempts practising getting back on our kayaks in deep water), Kelvin was really knowledgeable regarding safety and gave us a lot of tips and practical guidance to help keep us safe on the water. Looking forward to another session soon.

Kayaking Reviews

We went kayaking with a fella named Chris. He was awesome and a great tour guide. Very patient with us and gave us plenty of photo opps (gotta do it for the gram y’all) but really let us appreciate the view.

If you’re looking for a great place to kayak and want a fab tour guide who is patient but also a great instructor we’d def recommend him and will be coming back.

Big thank you to Kelvin for our kayaking lesson last week. Whilst the session was great fun (yes even the indelicate attempts practising getting back on our kayaks in deep water), Kelvin was really knowledgeable regarding safety and gave us a lot of tips and practical guidance to help keep us safe on the water. Looking forward to another session soon.

FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

What do I need to bring?

You'll need to bring a pair of shoes with laces to wear on the water and swimming costume or spare clothes to wear on the water.

We suggest you also bring a towel and water bottle, you may also wish to bring a waterproof/windproof to take with you on the water.

Contact lenses - If you can get away with not wearing them, that’s best. If you do need them to see, be sure to have a spare pair to put in after your session.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

You will be wearing a Buoyancy Aid at all times when on the water, but it does helps if you're confident in the water.

Do I need any Kayaking experience?

You do not require any experience for any of our Taster sessions,.

For any of our Old Harry trips we do suggest you have some experience of Kayaking. If you've never been Kayaking before, take a look at our Taster Sessions first.

What are the times of your sessions?

We are open 7 days a week. If there is no time slot available that suits you, contact us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will see if we can accommodate.

Session times are:

09:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 13:00

13:30 - 15:00

15:30 - 17:00

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

There are no strict minimum or maximum number rules, however we try to run sessions with a minimum of four people to make it a more enjoyable experience. Group sizes can vary, but no Instructor will ever have a group larger then 10.

What if it's raining?

What's a bit of rain between Adventures? We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If a session is cancelled by us we will look at rescheduling you in when convenient for you.

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your session for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too. If you cancel your session:

Over 30 days before session:

Any cancelations made more than 30days before your session, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your session for free.

Under 30 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your session, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your session for free.

Under 14 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your session, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your session for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your session, are not eligible for a refund, however we can rearrange your session for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before session:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your session, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your session, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur a admin fee.)

FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

What do I need to bring?

You'll need to bring a pair of shoes with laces to wear on the water and swimming costume or spare clothes to wear on the water.

We suggest you also bring a towel and water bottle, you may also wish to bring a waterproof/windproof to take with you on the water.

Contact lenses - If you can get away with not wearing them, that’s best. If you do need them to see, be sure to have a spare pair to put in after your session.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

You will be wearing a Buoyancy Aid at all times when on the water, but it does helps if you're confident in the water.

Do I need any Kayaking experience?

You do not require any experience for any of our Taster sessions,.

For any of our Old Harry trips we do suggest you have some experience of Kayaking. If you've never been Kayaking before, take a look at our Taster Sessions first.

What are the times of your sessions?

We are open 7 days a week. If there is no time slot available that suits you, contact us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will see if we can accommodate.

Session times are:

09:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 13:00

13:30 - 15:00

15:30 - 17:00

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

There are no strict minimum or maximum number rules, however we try to run sessions with a minimum of four people to make it a more enjoyable experience. Group sizes can vary, but no Instructor will ever have a group larger then 10.

What if it's raining?

What's a bit of rain between Adventures? We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If a session is cancelled by us we will look at rescheduling you in when convenient for you.

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your session for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too. If you cancel your session:

Over 30 days before session:

Any cancelations made more than 30days before your session, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your session for free.

Under 30 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your session, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your session for free.

Under 14 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your session, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your session for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before session:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your session, are not eligible for a refund, however we can rearrange your session for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before session:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your session, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your session, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur a admin fee.)