Explore Brighton by Kayak

Brighton is a popular tourist destination, and the seafront has so many sights to see but have you ever seen these sights from the other side, looking back on to the land from the water? It makes a wonderful seaside town that much more special. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any previous kayaking experience to enjoy this wonderful view. We have highly qualified instructors that will kit you up and run through how to use the equipment before heading out on to the water.

From our base in Brighton Marina we will paddle East and explore the quiet sleepy side of Brightons coast. Paddling under the chalk cliffs we head towards Ovingdean and Rottingdean.

Our instructors will be on hand to help you keep control of your kayak and head in a straight line, which is genuinely one of the hardest things about kayaking.

At the end of the session, our instructors can take you through a capsize drill - if you haven’t already fallen in! This part of the day is not compulsory but it is great fun, and will really boost your confidence to take your new skills to the next level and continue kayaking. You can join our Discover Kayaking Award to progress further and fully immerse yourself in this new sport.



March - October



Group Size



Minimum age: 18 Max weight: 18 stone (115kg)


To introduce a beginner to the basic kayaking techniques and explore Brighton seafront.

Who it's for

Anyone looking to start kayaking or those that want to try something new and have fun.


There are no prerequisites for this kayaking course, but being able to swim 50m and having a reasonable level of fitness is preferable.


In the event of poor sea conditions the Kayaking Experience will take place on the shelter water within Brighton Marina.


Group Bookings

£40pp (Group Size 4-8)

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During the experience we will cover

  • Safety awareness
  • Equipment selection
  • Kayaking techniques
  • Rescue techniques
  • Capsize drills (optional)
  • Games

Brighton Marina, Sussex


Equipment supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy aid

Equipment needed

For all kayaking courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Full change of clothes to go kayaking in, including footwear, and underwear.
  • Clothing should be suitable for the time of year*
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (to wear on the water)
  • Extra jumper
  • Warm hat / sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Towel
  • Snacks / water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn. We highly recommend you have a dry bag for all your kit on the water and to put your wet clothing in at the end of the day.

*Clothing should comprise of several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry. You must wear footwear whilst kayaking (old trainers, plimsolls) please don’t wear sandals. Wetsuits are not required as they only work when they are wet; if you wish to bring a wetsuit we still recommend you have a warm top.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.