Dorset Kayaking Experiences | Activities | Poole Harbour | Swanage

Kayaking is without a doubt the best way to get up close and personal with the truly awesome coastline we have 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. (So there’s definitely plenty to see!)

The unique manoeuvrability of a Kayak makes them the perfect mode of transport for exploring the Dorset coast. We can take you to places you’ve never even seen, explore caves, arches and hard to reach beaches. Trips 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 without a doubt the best way to get up close and personal with the truly awesome coastline we have 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. (So there’s definitely plenty to see!)

The unique manoeuvrability of a Kayak makes them the perfect mode of transport for exploring the Dorset coast. We can take you to places you’ve never even seen, explore caves, arches and hard to reach beaches. Trips 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 makes exploring places you've never seen. Kayaks offer manoeuvrability that you just can’t get on any other boat, giving you the ability to get into small bays and explore small rivers.

Kayaking offers an amazing sense of freedom that many love. However, it does also present its own risks and dangers. By joining us on one of our kayak taster sessions you can experience 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 off 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.

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trips

We launch for these trips from the Watersports pontoon at Swanage Pier. See Swanage bay from a new point of view, stare up at the white Dorset Cliffs, what's not to love

What do you supply?

We will supply you with nothing but top quality equipment, including:

- Feel Free Sit-On-Top Kayaks & Paddles (Usually Doubles)

- Custom made Peak UK Buoyancy Aids

- If you think you might want a Wetsuit, make sure to arrange this with us in advance.

As well as Experienced Instructors 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, 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.

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trips

These Trips last for around 3 hours. Plenty of time to explore 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 makes exploring places you've never seen. Kayaks offer manoeuvrability that you just can’t get on any other boat, giving you the ability to get into small bays and explore small rivers.

Kayaking offers an amazing sense of freedom that many love. However, it does also present its own risks and dangers. By joining us on one of our kayak taster sessions you can experience 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 off 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.

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trips

We launch for these trips from the Watersports pontoon at Swanage Pier. See Swanage bay from a new point of view, stare up at the white Dorset Cliffs, what's not to love

What do you supply?

We will supply you with nothing but top quality equipment, including:

- Feel Free Sit-On-Top Kayaks & Paddles (Usually Doubles)

- Custom made Peak UK Buoyancy Aids

- If you think you might want a Wetsuit, make sure to arrange this with us in advance.

As well as Experienced Instructors 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, 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.

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trips

These Trips last for around 3 hours. Plenty of time to explore the amazing Dorset coastline!


Discounts apply when booking for groups of more then two people! Click on the 'Book Now' Links to see all prices!

If you are struggling to find a open slot that suits you, have a larger group or struggle to fit your group in to the available slots on the booking system, try looking at our Private sessions instead, or please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to fit in a session to suit you.

Discounts apply when booking for groups of more then two people! Click on the 'Book Now' Links to see all prices!

If you are struggling to find a open slot that suits you, have a larger group or struggle to fit your group in to the available slots on the booking system, try looking at our Private sessions instead, or please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to fit in a session to suit you.

WHAT YOU'VE SAID

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.

WHAT YOU'VE SAID

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

What's a private session?

Our Private sessions offer you the opportunity to experience our awesome Activities, surrounded by only you and your Friends and Family!

Our private sessions also offer more flexibility.

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! 

If your booking for small groups of 3 - 10, click on 'Book Now' to see prices.



Alternatively, if your booking for larger groups, checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

What do I need to bring?

A pair of shoes to wear in the water, and wear something you don't mind getting wet....we don't plan on getting "that" wet....but its best to be prepared!

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.

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

You will be wearing a Buoyancy Aid at all times when in 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 3 hour+ 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.ukand we will see if we can accommodate.

Taster Session times are:

09:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 13:00

13:30 - 15:00

15:30 - 17:0

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trip times are:

09:30 - 12:30

13:00 - 16:00

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

There are no strict minimum or maximum number rules, however we not be able to run sessions that are not cost effective. Group sizes can vary, but where possible we try to split groups down into smaller groups of 10 per Instructor.

Want a smaller group? Why not book a private session?

What if it's raining?

You're already getting wet right?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.

Is there a minimum age?

Kayaking is a physically demanding Adventurous Activity. For our open sessions we ask all participants are over the age of 12.

We are however sometimes able to offer sessions for participants between the ages of 8 - 12. If you would like to book for child aged between 8 - 12, please get I touch with us and we will see what we can arrange!

Alternatively, you can always book a private session for you and your family.

What if the sessions cancelled?

View our policy here:

'Cancellations'

FAQ's

What's a private session?

Our Private sessions offer you the opportunity to experience our awesome Activities, surrounded by only you and your Friends and Family!

Our private sessions also offer more flexibility.

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! 

If your booking for small groups of 3 - 10, click on 'Book Now' to see prices.



Alternatively, if your booking for larger groups, checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

What do I need to bring?

A pair of shoes to wear in the water, and wear something you don't mind getting wet....we don't plan on getting "that" wet....but its best to be prepared!

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.

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

You will be wearing a Buoyancy Aid at all times when in 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 3 hour+ 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.ukand we will see if we can accommodate.

Taster Session times are:

09:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 13:00

13:30 - 15:00

15:30 - 17:0

Jurassic Coast & Old Harry Rocks Trip times are:

09:30 - 12:30

13:00 - 16:00

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

There are no strict minimum or maximum number rules, however we not be able to run sessions that are not cost effective. Group sizes can vary, but where possible we try to split groups down into smaller groups of 10 per Instructor.

Want a smaller group? Why not book a private session?

What if it's raining?

You're already getting wet right?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.

Is there a minimum age?

Kayaking is a physically demanding Adventurous Activity. For our open sessions we ask all participants are over the age of 12.

We are however sometimes able to offer sessions for participants between the ages of 8 - 12. If you would like to book for child aged between 8 - 12, please get I touch with us and we will see what we can arrange!

Alternatively, you can always book a private session for you and your family.

What if the sessions cancelled?

View our policy here:

'Cancellations'