TYF use a variety of different kayaks including play boats and sea kayaks but for your first time you will likely be on one of our super stable sit-on-top kayaks as shown in the pictures above. If you are interested in sea kayaking or play boating please contact us on 01437 721 611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See the world in a way you’ve never seen it before.
Kayaking with TYF
No other craft get you closer to the coast than sit-on- top or sea kayaks. Gliding across our deliciously clean waters after learning the basic strokes, you’ll start your explore the coastline of Pembrokeshire, building skills and confidence on the way.
As you journey around the coast, TYF’s guides will also teach you about the ocean critters and seaweeds that live on our patch - something we need your help in fiercely protecting. We encourage you to be proud supporters of the wonderful #2minuteBeachClean project, and if we see any plastic on the ocean that shouldn’t be there, we’ll pick it upon the way.
If you’ve never tried kayaking before and would love to experience the joy of paddling around the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast, look no further. TYF’s Classic Kayak is a perfect introduction to this varied sport that teaches the essentials of kayaking, using a harbour session and a short journey (weather permitting) to learn launching and landing, basic strokes, turning, efficient forward paddling, capsize drill and safety at sea.
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To Your Future
Wonderful and unforgettable
Steve Perry, 13th October 2020
Amazing, informative guides with a real passion for nature and the experience.
The experiences on offer are wonderful and unforgettable. You’ll never forget what you did here and that’s the greatest recommendation I can give !
Desperate to do it all over again
Kate Nicholls, 16th September 2020
Setting off from Porthclais Harbour, our kayaking adventure was so much fun. Our instructor, Hayden, was reassuring, knowledgeable, calm and full of great ideas to make our morning on the sea really memorable. We were left feeling so invigorated, alive and desperate to do it all over again.
We thought we'd been unlucky as the weather was rainy and cool on the day we'd booked - but to the contrary, this proved to be the best gift ever. There was a breeze and the waves were big enough to really feel that we were at one with nature.
Highly recommended. We'll be back.
Kailea Shaw, 3rd September 2020
We did sea kayaking with our pooch with Martin and it was a fantastic experience all round from booking all the way through to the end. The team were very accommodating and out on the water Martin was extremely experienced and professional, and very patient and helpful trying to make sure both myself and my husband as well as the dog were comfortable and having a good time. I couldn't rate this experience highly enough.
Lawrence-rocks, 6th September 2019
We took our two young daughters out on this sea kayaking trip with TYF. Our Guides name was Ben and he was excellent, kept the girls engaged and even when our youngest had a meltdown out on the kayak he got her back enjoying it. Also as a bonus I saw a sea otter. Have used TYF for over a decade now and will continue to.
Sarahmorgs86, 15th August 2019
Arrived in TYF for a sea kayaking experience and was greeted by the loveliest team of people, and we were made to feel at home and at ease straight away.There was a massive buzz getting ready to go on our adventure, and the experience from start to finish was an exceptional one.
I live in St Davids, and yet this was a brand new and thrilling opportunity to do something, new, different and really fun.Special mentions go to Reece and Jamie for being incredibly passionate and able guides - keeping my nerves at bay. Their skills were clear, and they made the whole experience feel personal, fun, exciting and honestly, just brilliant!Thank you so much.
Sublime Sea Kayaking
ClarissaScribblez, 4th August 2019
Super smooth professional set up from start to finish. Great experience touring the clear beautiful waters and coast off Porth Clais. Ben our guide was friendly and informative. He stretched our abilities and made sure we had all had a great time.
Jacqui S, 26th July 2019
Boys - aged 49, 9 and 6 absolutely loved their family kayak adventure. It was epic according to my 6 year old. Thank you Matt and Reece for the awesome adventure and the education along the way.
EmmaMadeira, 29th September 2018
Great family sea kayaking adventure, equally fun for adults and kids in a beautiful location and a fantastic way to see the coast.
daustin176, 9th August 2018
Spent a fantastic morning sea kayaking with TYF, our guide Tom was brilliant, he showed us some wonderful caves and taught us loads about the natural environment and we are now all experts on jellyfish! I would definitely recommend such a fun activity particularly with TYF who do everything so well.
Sea kayaking from Porth Clais near St David's
Keith B, 1st June 2018
Hadn't been in a kayak for over 20 years, previously done some white water and some slalom but never been to sea.Signed up for an afternoon of sea kayaking whilst on holiday in St David's and enjoyed it tremendously.
Our group consisted of myself and three ladies and our leader was Dylan who did a great job of assessing what we were capable of and how long we were likely to last. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to sea the cliffs and coves from a different angle and who is reasonably fit and a little adventurous. Thanks Dylan ( where are the photographs? ) I might have another go next year.Keith
What sort of kayaks do TYF provide?
What equipment do I need?
Swimwear (for underneath the wetsuit)
- Old Trainers
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.