Coastal Explorer


Discover the beautiful beaches, hidden coves and secret caves that make up the St. Davids peninsular on a TYF Coastal Explorer. 

During our coastal explorers you will be sit-on-top kayaking, coasteering, snorkelling and you can even try your hand at fishing. 

The sit-on-top sea kayak is a user-friendly craft, easy to control and very stable, designed for gentle exploration and suitable for all ages and abilities. The open cockpit allows you to work on your tan while the changing vista of caves, bays, beaches and headlands unfolds before you.

There’s no strict timetable, so we can stop wherever and whenever we want!


Great day on the water!

drpaulbennett, 20th September 2020

We had a great day on the water doing the coastal explorer - kayaking, snorkelling, coasteering and fishing. We went with Martin - a fabulous instructor who went out of his way to make sure we had a brilliant day. We would recommend to anyone. Thanks!

Fantastic coastal explorer

JenfayB, 25th August 2019

FANTASTIC! Great full day of fun. Reece was a complete superstar and made sure that my adventurous 10 and 13 yr old were happy with monster jumps where I could do slightly lower ones, including a belly flop...doh! Loved sampling the local seaweed, and exploring caves. Brilliant outdoor pursuits company with guides that are passionate about what they are doing, cannot recommend highly enough.

Coastal Explorer Adventure

Paul S, 9th August 2019

We had a great family adventure day of kayaking and coasteering with the added bonus of our private bay lunch stop. This included Scout style bushcraft hot chocolate and s'mores. Lead by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Bob. Thanks for a great time and everlasting memories. Cheers from the Slater Clan  

Action & Adventure for All

James R, 29th October 2018

We booked a coasteering adventure for 4, 50 something couples, as a surprise activity on our annual get together. None of us had ever done anything like coasteering before and to say that some members of the group were “apprehensive” would be an enormous understatement. Nobody needed to worry though. Our guide John was relaxed and reassuring and made sure everyone had a great time however they felt about jumping in and out of the sea. 

Some leapt in from a great height, some from a bit lower and some not at all, but we all felt like we had done something exciting and challenging and something we could be proud of. It was a typical October day in Pembrokeshire, with all the seasons passing through in the space of our 3-hour activity, but the top-quality wetsuits and safety equipment meant that we were warmer and happier in the water than out of it. We had a great morning at TYF and I would heartily recommend coasteering as a fun thing to do however adventurous you may or may not think you are. Many thanks to all who made our day so special.  

Fantastic coasteering

Molikesred, 9th October 2018

We went coasteering for the first time on Sunday and had a brilliant time.

We called into the TYF booking office on Saturday afternoon to enquire about possibly coasteering on Sunday. There were no sessions scheduled but the team checked with a guide called Matt who was happy to take us out the next day.

We knew there would be some scrambling, climbing and jumping involved but we were not prepared for just how much fun we would have along the way. Everything was at our own pace. Jumping in from whatever heights we were comfortable with and as many times as we wanted.What I didn’t expect was the marine biology lesson along the way. Matt knew the coastline incredibly well and would stop now and then to point out little plants and creatures and explain all about them. He was hugely knowledgable and we learned loads.The kit provided was brilliant and we were warm, cosy and safe throughout.Overall a brilliant experience and we’ll definitely be returning in the spring and bringing the kids along too. 

Cracking coasteering

BrightonShredhead, 26th October 2018

I've watched people do this for decades but never tried it until now. It was great fun with some scrambling and climbing and a lot of leaping and getting wet. The instructor (John) was very thorough, safety was paramount and he was very encouraging as well. Very good equipment as well. TYF also very excellent sustainability credentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a coastal explorer?

Our Coastal Explorer sessions last 6 hours and you can expect to spend around 4.5 hours on the water. 

Which coastal explorer session is right for me?


Our Discover sessions are perfect for beginners of all ages, so whether you are taking your first steps on a board, taking your first few strokes with a paddle, jumping off your first cliff or just fancy a slightly slower pace, then this option is for you. 

Children who are 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult. Children aged under 8 may need to be booked onto a private session, call the Booking Office on 01437 721 611 to discuss. 


These progressive sessions are for the more adventurous and are suitable for ages 13 and above. You should be comfortable in the water, enjoy a challenge and you can expect a slightly faster pace to the session.

What equipment do I need?

You Bring

  • Swimwear

  • Old shorts (to wear over your wetsuit)

  • Towel

  • Old trainers

  • A packed lunch

TYF Provide

  • Helmet

  • 5mm winter wetsuit

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Wetsuit socks, gloves and hoods in the winter months 

  • Kayak & Paddle

  • Snorkel & Mask

  • Fishing line

What if I can't swim?

When on a coastal explorer you have to wear a buoyancy aid, so being able to swim is not a requirement. We run these sessions at a small ratio of 1 guide to 8 participants which enables close support and supervision.