Introducing Kayaking

£60 per half day session

Introducing Kayaking

£70 per session

These kayaking sessions are the perfect introduction to this varied sport. We start our session in the sheltered waters of a harbour before quickly progressing to a short journey (weather permitting). During the session you will have the opportunity to learn about launching, landing, basic strokes, turning, efficient forward paddling, capsize drill and safety at sea, as well as taking in the stunning scenery from a one of a kind perspective. 

We also offer a series of sessions that aim to take you through the entire kayaking journey, fine-tuning both safety and skill. Find out more about our Sit-On-Top Safety, Sea Kayak Skills and Overnight Sea Kayak Trip adventures below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of kayaks do TYF provide?

TYF use a variety of kayaks:

Our sit-on-top kayaks are our great for newcomers to the sport so we tend to exclusively use these on our Introducing Kayaking and Sit-On-Top safety sessions.

Sea kayaks are suitable for experienced paddlers and the more adventurous session-types. We stock a range of boats chosen by our expert guides to ensure we always have something suitable on hand.

Perception Essence 17

Cockpit Size: 89 x 49cm

Paddler weight: 160kg

Dagger Stratos Large

Cockpit size: 91 x 48cm

Paddler weight: 143kg

Perception Expression 15

Cockpit Size: 89 x 49cm

Paddler weight: 140kg

Perception Expression 14

Cockpit Size: 89 x 49cm

Paddler weight: 130kg

Perception Triumph 13

Cockpit Size: N/A

Paddler weight:: 160kg

P&H Virgo LV

Cockpit Size: N/A

Paddler weight: 80kg

P&H Virgo MV

Cockpit Size: N/A

Paddler weight: 100kg

P&H Virgo HV Corlite

Cockpit Size: N/A

Paddler weight: 80kg

How long is a kayaking session?

Timings will vary depend on which kayaking session you choose, please look at each page for more information.

What equipment do I need?

This will vary depend on which kayaking session you choose, please look at each page for more information.

What if I can't swim?

When kayaking 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. 

How many people are there on each session?

Our kayaking sessions run on a ratio of 1 guide to 8 students. Group sizes larger than 24 will be split into smaller groups and run on 30 minute staggers. 

What locations do you run kayaking from?

Our main kayaking location is at Porthclais however we also operate from Solva Harbour, Fishguard and further afield too. 


Amazing afternoon!

Sophie Jackson, 12th September 2020

My boyfriend and I had a coasteering session with Roo, it was just the two of us and we had such an amazing afternoon exploring the St. Non's Bay area - we covered a lot of the coastline, it was really varied - caves, jumps, climbing, swimming and shared knowledge wildlife and geology in the area. It was a throughly enjoyable experience, we felt completely safe with Roo he was an excellent instructor; friendly, passionate, experienced, knowledgable and we really enjoyed spending the afternoon in his company.

"Better than a birthday!"

Jane Clarke, 13th July 2020

Thank you Jemima for a fabulous coasteer! In the words of my 9 year old " it was better than a birthday!" and my 12 year has not stopped talking about her jumps and facts about barnacles! Thank you you are awesome!

Reconnect with life

peterwalsh71, 4th October 2019

Just back from an amazing couple of days coasteering with TYF. If you’re looking for something to get you off the grid and free your mind for a couple of hours then you should give this a try. Big shout to Matt for taking us out in lively conditions and finding some big jumps for big kids!

Coasteering Capers

Emma G, 4th October 2019

What a lovely bunch of people. I was a little apprehensive as being a little “larger than the average bear” they wouldn't have a wetsuit that would fit but I needn’t have worried, lots of kit to borrow. 

Great safety, great knowledge, we ate seaweed that tasted like garlic on our way round the rocks. Would highly recommend friends/family/groups/teens/everyone to book with them.

Coasteering with teens

Nicola F, 19th August 2019

As a group of 8 (kids aged 10 -15, adults 40+!) we thought we might struggle to book a session in Aug, but TYF put on an extra session for us, even though they were ‘fully booked’ on their website, and we were offered a group discount too. Bonus! 

Customer service was outstanding from beginning to end. We’ve just had a fabulous afternoon with our guide Kelly, exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline, swimming, climbing and jumping from heights we never thought we would! Kelly was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, smiley and made the whole afternoon a lot of fun. Thanks TYF, coasteering has been the highlight of our holiday so far......

Amazing Coasteering Trip

SkierGH, 22nd July 2019 

Just returned from an amazing coasteering trip around the St Non’s Bay Area with TYF. This was my 5th TYF coasteering trip and was the best yet. Jemima and her colleague made the trip memorable in that having quickly evaluated the groups level of experience they let us really go to town on the jumps. 

This was interspersed with interesting observations on the environment we were in as well as exploring interesting coastal features such as “The Toilet” and sea caves. All in all a really cracking afternoon. Highly recommended - we will return for trip number 6 soon !!

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.

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.