The only way to really be sure if we can deliver on the smile factor is to ask those who've walked the walk with us, so here's a few snippets of what they say....
Kayak foraging *****
"This was a birthday treat from my daughter knowing that I liked kayaking and anything concerning wildlife etc. So this morning was an ideal treat. And it didn't disappoint. We were warmly greeted by Dan and graduate assistant and the foraging information started right by the hut.......what can be done with nettles!! Dan was a mind of information ably assisted by the ranger and graduate. There was only 6 in our group so personal attention, a slow pace to Old Harry rocks whilst all the time commenting on seaweed, birds, rocks and plants. We even managed a swim in our wetsuits which was an added bonus. It was a great morning on the water and I would highly recommend it to anyone." Debbie July 2017
Foraged feast *****
"THANKQ so very much for Fridays Feast it was quite simply a beautiful evening. The food was tasty and expertly BBQ'd(nice jobs boys!) and as for the magical table setting and lighting I positively felt I was transported though a beach Narnia into a land Nurtured via Neptune and Nature. I was truly in my happy place and Thank you for the experience."
G.Foy | September 2016
"A great kayak adventure" *****
"I booked for us to go sea kayaking and fishing. We got so much more than than. Dan at Fore Adventure is a font of local knowledge, loves his work and is a true craftsman at it. He filled us full of nuggets of information and I managed to catch a fish!"
EB London | June 2015
Family adventure *****
"Thanks Dan and Jack for a lovely afternoon. My brother, sister and I really enjoyed getting out on the sea and having some quality time away from our busy lives. Thanks for making it so much fun!" K.Porter | Sept 2015
Kayak fishing *****
"Loved it, we all did, great experience with spectacular views, middle beach with old harry rock is surely is a hidden gem in the great British coastline. Dan was very informative and truly inspiring, I am hooked and will be getting my own kayak to explore and fish, the sun was out and a great day was had by all. I used muscles I didn't know I had though a bit of stretching exercise is needed I think from me on a daily routine. Thanks for a superb day, my son and his friend are also hooked so I got myself a couple of paddle buddies."
D.Fishlock | May 2015
Kayak, fish, forage & feast *****
"I just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant day on Saturday, we all had a superb time. The kayaking was great fun and it was brilliant to see our local landscape from a new perspective with the foraging opportunities just adding to that. As for the food, it was simply superb, fresh, tasty and the perfect way to round out the day. I'm really glad that I found you, it was the perfect thing for us to do, and I'm hoping that I can find an opportunity to come back and do it again soon!" Tom July 2017
Sea kayaking *****
"I live in Weymouth and do a lot of water sports. The Fore Adventure kayak trip to Old Harry was exceptional. John really knows his stuff - he looked after all the members of the expedition, showed us the sea life round Old Harry, was thoughtful, intelligent and really good fun. And the safety features were meticulous - checking the weather before we left, notifying the coastguard before and after the trip, carrying a VHF transmitter and mobile phone, safety drill, equipment." Gill June 2017
Kayak foraging *****
"Many thanks to Daniel and Kevin. I wanted to start my birthday weekend off with something active which we would all enjoy as a family ranging in age from 8 - 60 years. This was memorable and such fun, plus we learned a thing or two along the way! Brilliant and highly recommended"
J.Edwards | September 2016
Beach school *****
"My 8 year old daughter attended the Outdoor Adventure Day yesterday and had a great time, she particularly enjoyed the paddle boarding and kayaking. Thanks to the team at Fore Adventure for making it such a fun day and creating these amazing opportunities for the children to experience right on our doorstep! My daughter has already requested to attend again. Thank you!"
N Andrews | August 2015
Sea Kayaking *****
"Fantastic experience kayaking out to Old Harry Rocks, would really recommend this activity. Instructors made sure we felt really confident despite not having done much kayaking before myself. Amazing sites and to pull up on the beach underneath the rocks is something not many people will get to do. Exciting trip back going round the headlands against the waves but nothing most people wouldn't be able to cope with and the leaders were really good at making sure everyone was ok. Would love to do this again sometime."
Dave D | August 2015
"Just could not be improved! Dan was excellent, the session was well equipped, the memories will last forever. I've been coming to Dorset for holidays since I was five, this is the best time I have ever had. Thank you" Deb July 2017
Kayak, fish & forage *****
"What a fantastic afternoon out on the water. Dan was great company and really easy going. Delicious seabass cooked up when we got home....can't beat catching your dinner! We will be back, being under old harrys rock was awesome"
S Higgins | May 2015
Family kayaking *****
"Absolutely loved our kayaking adventure, which was a first for our family. John was great, showing us sights as we went round and our boys loved looking in the rock pools. It is definitely the best way to get up close to Old Harry Rocks, we would highly recommend it, and can't wait to do it again." Julia June 2017
Foraged feast *****
"So lovely to meet you and your colleagues tonight. Its the best night I've had in ages. I loved the creativity, the natural feel of the whole thing and the food was amazing. Well done."
L.Lean | Sept 2014
Kayak foraging *****
"Excellent fun and extremely educational. Dan along with his staff ran the group in a relaxed yet safe manner allowing for the slower paddlers to keep with the group. Dan loves to stop and have a quick snack of seaweed! The half day kayak tour or old Harry rocks really is for all ages and abilities. I can't recommend this activity/educational company enough! I believe they also do kayak fishing and snorkelling and coasteering! Great location, plenty of parking, nice cafe next door, and clean toilets...Well....it is a National Trust beach.."
Theobservantguest | July 2015
Old Harry Rocks Kayaking *****
"Lovely location for the course. All information was provided that was needed. And James was a brilliant coach. I would recommend you to anyone." Rhys July 2017
Kayak, fish, forage and feast *****
Thanks for a great experience on our Kayak, fish, forage and feast day. We had a great time. We learned a lot about seaweed (surprisingly tasty!), and enkoyed both the kayaking and the meal afterwards. Loved the enthusiasm of all, and thanks for sharing the knowledge.
We will return with more family members soon! Tony & Sandra June 2017
Kayak fishing *****
"My son and I went for an afternoon sea kayaking trip with "Dan the Kayak Man" and had an absolutely wonderful time. We were blessed with wonderful weather and some fishing success (mackerel and sea bass - the latter got away but that's another story!), but what really made the afternoon was Dan's reassuring expertise and constant banter. I would recommend this to anyone; it's not cheap but well worth saving for and if you have kids they will love it. "I.Sherman | August 2016
Old Harry Rocks kayaking *****
"What a fab trip! My daughter and I joined Dan on a 3 hour paddle along the shore, enjoying the scenery and bird life. Then we reached Old Harry Rocks and had a great time weaving around the arches, and pulling in to a cave.
Dan is the perfect leader - cheerful, relaxed; his love of the sea and nature is infectious. And just as important, behind all this he is an absolute pro and puts safety first. His coaching approach is so subtle, it's like a mate giving you some tips. I will definitely book with Dan again, and bring more friends and family!"
S.Brooks | July 2015
Kayak wildlife safari *****
"We had an amazing morning. Thanks especially for organising the seal, a fantastic experience we will never forget." H. Jones | Aug 2015
fancy some of the good stuff?
We run all sorts on our patch of wild in Dorset and have adventures running 7 days a week, all the info and ways to start your adventure with us are on the bookings page and more wild food retreats, feasts and workshops are over on our events page.
If there is something that takes your fancy but isn't on the right day to suit you or you have some ideas of your own you would like us to accommodate do drop us a line, we will do our very best to work with you to make sure we can handcraft an experience that will tick all the boxes.