Why Choose Us?

All Our Hires, Groups and Tours Are Overseen By A Fully Qualified Coach At Our Centre/Shop.

 

We believe our experience and expertise is second to none! We have British Canoeing (The UK's governing authority for all paddle sports) trained staff to coach and instructor levels. Over 30 years maritime experience around the North Devon coastline including nearly 10 years as a professional maritime search and rescue trainer in North Devon for HM Coastguard, RYA qualifications in sailing and powerboating to advanced level. Your safety is our priority and reputation...why choose anyone else? 

Vince - Owner/Instructor

Kayak & Stand up Paddle board

Vince

Nearly 16 years service with HM Coastguard including 9 years as the full time manager for North Devon / Somerset and technical rescue instructor. He holds British Canoeing UKCC Level 2 coach and sea kayak leader qualifications. RYA qualifications in both sail and power. There are probably very few people more qualified and experienced to give the best advice for in and around Combe Martin bay.  

Maria - Sales Assistant

Maria

Maria has been with us for many years now as a part time sales assistant. You will always find her helpful, bubbly & smiling... even after an 80's weekend at Butlins!! 

 

Jake - Kayak & Sales Assistant

Jake

Joined us in 2018, Jake is very keen in anything associated with the sea. He has a 2* paddlesport qualification and is also a qualified scuba diver. He has gained plenty of maritime knowledge and experience with the sea cadets. 

Johnny - Volunteer Tour Guide/ Instructor 

Johnny

Has been a keen kayaker for a number of years and joined us in 2018 after qualifying as a kayak instructor. He has a great passion for the water and is often spotted kayaking or swimming when not working. He is also a talented singer, just ask for a bit of Elvis!! 

Jamie - Kayak Assistant

Hayley - Manager

Hayley

The backbone of the business - Hayley is responsible for both wholesale purchasing and managing the retail shop. We receive countless positive comments regarding our shop each year which can be wholly attributed to Hayley's attention to detail.   

Will - Kayak Instructor

Will joined us in 2018 with a host of outdoor qualifications and experience. He is a British Canoeing level 1 coach and has been kayaking since the age of 5. Will loves everything to do with the outdoors including climbing and has been a member of the Scout organisation since the age of 5. He also loves pasties!!    

Mike - Volunteer Tour Guide/ Instructor 

Mike

Locally born, Ex army PT & kayak instructor Mike just loves being on the water and telling people all about our beautiful coastline and heritage. Mike's father was a well respected mariner and ex harbour master of Watermouth, many of his salty tales have been past down. Mike was recently described by a tour customer as "the Bear Grylls of Devon"   

Connor - Kayak & Sales Assistant

Connor

A family member, Connor has been working in the hospitality industry for the last few years. Connor is a keen kayaker and is aiming to progress and gain his instructor qualifications. He is also a keen snowboarder.   

Joe - Kayak Assistant

2020 promotional video

Harry - Kayak Assistant