Sea Adventures

Adventures In The Sea

Join us in Studland, Dorset to enjoy a whole variety of water-based activities in our range of sea adventures. We are the closest provider to Old Harry Rocks and the only tour provider who have a permanent base at Middle beach working in partnership with the National Trust in Studland since 2010.

We are passionate about working in a marine conservation zone in Studland and have designed our adventures to help educate others about what makes this area of the Jurassic coast so special and unique through the experiences we offer.

Our sea-based group activities in Dorset include sit-on-top kayak tours, sea kayak tuition, BC kayak courses, standup paddle-boarding, coasteering, kayak fishing, kayak foraging, and snorkeling.

Take a journey of discovery to explore the sea and Jurassic shoreline above or under the water. Navigate the sea caves and stacks at the iconic Old Harry Rocks on a kayak tour, learn about coastal plants on a kayak foraging adventure or join a snorkeling experience and discover the marine life and underwater world or test your balance on a standup paddleboard taster session.

Sea Adventures On The Jurassic Coast

Our water sports activities are led by highly experienced and skilled sea adventure instructors who are trained to work sensitively in a marine conservation zone. Fore’s qualified guides will share with you their in-depth knowledge of Studland’s marine ecosystem and the history and geology of the area.

If you join us for an adventure a little further along the coast in Swanage for coasteering or take part in the advanced sea kayaking tuition along the Jurassic coastline then you can expect the same high level of skill from our guides in these locations. Working and living in this area gives our local guides a deeper insight and connection to the coastline and they will share this with you on your adventure so that you learn what makes the Jurassic Coast so special.

We provide all of the necessary equipment you need to take your sea adventure with us and have a variety of activities for families, friends, or individuals. We can also offer bespoke options for small or large groups. Find out more about the different sea adventures we offer under the activity headings.

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Sea Adventures Questions

What do I need to bring?

For our sea adventures, you will need swimwear and shoes that you’re happy to wear in the water (aqua shoes or old trainers are perfect). We would advise you to bring a t-shirt or rash vest made of manmade materials to wear in warmer weather under our long-john wetsuits. Bring a fleece in the cooler weather or if you feel the cold wear it over our winter wetsuits and underneath our cagoules.

Do I Need Experience For Watersports?

Kayaking and SUP tours – Our 2 hour and half day kayak adventures and 2-hour introduction to paddleboarding are designed to be suitable for all abilities and absolutely no experience is needed.

Intermediate SUP If you want to join our half-day stand up paddleboarding sessions then previous experience is required so book a 2-hour intro to SUP first to grasp the basic skills you need to journey further.

Sea Kayaking – The same applies for our intermediate sea kayaking sessions – book our introductory sea kayak course first.

Coasteering We don’t require any experience to join a coasteering session but we do ask that you can swim 50m.

Snorkeling –  Our snorkeling sessions don’t require any experience but we do ask that you can swim 50m.

Kayak Fishing – You will need to have had prior experience in a kayak before you join one of our half day intro to kayak fishing sessions. (This does not apply to the kayak, fish forage, and feast experiences which are suitable for beginners). If you haven’t been in a kayak before book on one of our half day or 2 hour kayak trips or our intro to sea kayaking half day trips. All booking and info is on the booking page.

What Equipment Do You Provide?

We provide all the equipment you’ll need for water activities – a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and cagoule – all you need is swimwear and a pair of shoes to wear in the water.

Can I Bring My Own Equipment?

If you’d like to wear your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid or helmet, that’s fine- our instructors will need to check your kit meets our requirements first though.

For our SUP and sit on top kayak sessions, you’ll need to use one of our boards or boats. For sea kayaking sessions it may be possible for you to use your own boat/paddle etc, but again our instructors will need to check it out first.

What If The Weather Is Bad?

We’ll always do our best to get you out and have fun come rain or shine, however, if we feel the weather means the activity would be unsafe we will have to cancel or rearrange.  We will provide a full refund or you can choose to reschedule. If you paid with a voucher this will be re-issued. We will contact you by 7 am on the morning of your activity so please provide a number we can reach you on.

Where Do We Meet?

Our watersports activities run from our Hutquarters in Middle Beach Car Park, Studland, BH19 3AP. We are in the black wooden-clad hut in the left-hand corner of the car park with Fore Adventure signs.

Can I Cancel / Rearrange?

If you need to cancel your booking we require 2 weeks’ notice to refund or reschedule. If you give more than 1 week’s notice you can receive 50% of your fee but lose the right to reschedule. If it is within the week or on the day you forfeit your fee and right to reschedule. If we have to cancel we provide a full refund or you can rebook with us.

What Are The Minimum / Maximum Ages For Your Activities?

Our age restrictions vary depending on the activity you want to take part in –

If your children are within 6 months of the min age we can make exceptions. If you are booking a bespoke experience then we can reduce the ages, please see each activity page for further information on bespoke options.

Where Can I Stay?

There are numerous B&Bs in the village, and The Pig Hotel and Knoll House Hotel, the nearest campsites to us are Burnbake and Ullwell.

What Happens If I’m Late?

We cannot hold the sessions for latecomers, please arrive 10 minutes prior, if you miss your slot we do not offer the option to reschedule and you lose your fee.

Do You Have Changing Rooms Or Showers?

Changing is all in the great outdoors, so please arrive for water sessions ready to go in swimwear. There are toilets available in the car park.

Do You Have Parking?

Parking is available in the National Trust Car Park at Middle Beach. Parking is pay and display and prices vary during the season, parking is free for National Trust members.

When Do I Need To Arrive?

To help us get your session started promptly please arrive at Hutquarters 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of your activity. This will allow time for kitting up, please make use of the toilets which are just a few minutes away in the car park from us before you arrive.

Can I Bring My Dog?

We can allow well-behaved dogs on leads on the foraging walks only, I am afraid we can’t on the other sessions.

What Insurance Do You Have?

We have full Employers and Public liability insurance and are AALA licenced R2003.

Do You Offer Private Trips For Groups?

We can offer private sessions please see our groups pages or the individual activity page for details of these bespoke options and prices.

Do You Offer Discounts?

Yes, we do offer discounted rates to schools, youth groups, and charities. See our school page.

Are There Any Height Or Weight Restrictions For Your Sea Adventures?

Our sit-on-top kayaks are able to take max 200kg (or 100 kg per person), the wetsuits go up to xxl and we have xxxxl buoyancy aids.

Testimonials

“We are addicted to Fore Adventure’s sea adventures. So far we have enjoyed SUP, kayak fishing and coasteering. The instructors are all super helpful and friendly, we always feel safe and welcome down at Studland Bay”

Tammy J

“I learned so much in a relatively short space of time kayak foraging with Dan and Elliot, the scenery and wildlife were incredible and our group was right there amongst it. Highly recommended.”

Hannah I

“Travelling from Muswell Hill down to the Dorset coast last weekend was definitely worth it. Starting the day int he big smoke and ending the day paddleboarding with dolphins at sunset, that doesn’t happen every day! I have been recommending this incredible sea adventure to everyone and anyone”

Laura T

“I would say that the kayak tour around Old Harry Rocks was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Just thinking back on the calm blue sea contrasting the overhead white chalk stacks still gives me chills. I’ll be back again for more”

Laurence WS

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