Kayaking Tours In Dorset

Sit On Top Kayaking Tours To Old Harry Rocks

Join one of our signature Old Harry Rocks kayaking tours, explore the coves and cliffs, and let our experienced guides let you in on all the local legends as you paddle through our playground! The iconic chalk cliffs are best viewed from sea level (in our humble opinion!) so hop aboard our stable sit-on-top kayaks, perfect for beginners, and let us show you the sights.

As featured on Jamie Olivers ‘Friday Night Feast’ on CH4, ITV with Julia Bradbury and Rob and Romesh VS on SKY you can be sure you will get an unforgettable experience with us. We have been running these trips for over 12 years and thousands have already taken this adventure of a lifetime with us from our stunning shoreline in Studland to the majestic stacks and sea caves at the world-famous Old Harry Rocks.

Relax in the hands of our guides who will keep you safe and show you the ropes to get you mastering the art of kayaking in no time.

Past Guests Of Ours Have Experienced:

-local wildlife; peregrine falcons, cormorants, oystercatchers

-marine life; seals, dolphins

-the unique habitat of our native seahorses amongst the eel grass

-the kelp beds that are a haven for crab, lobster, and fish

Can’t Decide Between 2 Or 3 Hours On The Water?

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the 2 and 3-hour tours and not sure which one to choose let us help!

The 2-hour Old Harry Rocks Kayak trip is ideal for families with younger children aged 8+ or those who don’t want to spend too long on the water. This trip is a journey from our base on Middle beach along the cliff face to see the majestic Old Harry Rocks by sea and back.

The Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak trip is another hour longer and suitable for families with older children age 12+ and those who want to see more of the coastline. The extra time allows you to journey through the rocks and further along the Jurassic coast taking in the unique rock formations of these cliffs before heading back to our base.

Founder Dan Scott holds the highest sea kayak leadership award, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and our instructors all hold their BC Paddle Sport Instructor and sea kayak award qualifications plus have extensive in house training.

Safety is our number one priority and we can guarantee that all our instructors are trained to industry standard best practice and hold National Governing body qualifications where applicable, to operate in line with our BCU paddlesport accredited provider status and AALA licence. As a WISE wildlife safe accredited operator you be can rest assured that we work responsibly, without disturbing the wildlife and sealife.

Sea Kayaking Tours Safety

In the event of an incident, all of our guides carry personal locator beacons so that help will come straight away. Once activated, the signal is detected by a satellite and sent to a Mission Control Centre (MCC) where it is decoded and forwarded to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre. Luckily we have never had to use them but we carry them so you are in the safest hands.

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Dorset Kayaking Tours Reviews

“The sit on top kayaks were amazing, my wife took the front seat so she could see all of the wildlife and epic views first. We both loved the tour with Dan and Eliot. Thank you guys”

Danny D

“Night kayaking was stunning, unfortunately as soon as the sun set I was feeling a little seasick. Dan gave me some of his wild foraged tea – I felt better almost immediately. Paddling under the stars and a bright moon was certainly a unique experience – thank you.”

Jodi F

“We took the entire family for a kayaking tour around Old Harry Rocks with Fore Adventure, they were great, even both of my little grumpbags had a wail of a time. Thank you so much.”

Kirtsy B

“My friends bought me a birthday gift card for Fore Adventure, the kayaking tour was simply wonderful. Paddling under the chalk cliffs and following dolphins. 5 stars”

Tom B

Kayaking Tours Questions

Is Kayaking Hard For Beginners?

Our sit on top kayak tours are suitable for people who have never kayaked before- you’ll need a basic level of fitness and our instructors will show you everything you need to know!

Are Kayaks Easy To Flip?

Our sit on top kayaks are very stable and are very difficult to capsize on flat water. Don’t panic if you do capsize, our instructors are there to help!

What Are The Dos And Don'ts Of Kayaking?

As with all watersports, safety is super important, it’s great to go out with a qualified instructor to learn the basics.

Will I Be In A Single Or Double Sit On Top Kayak?

Generally, our sit on top kayaking tours are run in double kayaks. We do have single and triple kayaks for odd-numbered groups and individuals.

If you are specifically looking to use a single kayak you can book on our  kayak fishing and sea kayaking sessions.

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