Why Choose Us?
All Our Hires, Groups & Tours Are Overseen By A Fully Qualified Coach At Our Centre/Shop.
We believe our experience & expertise is second to none! We have British Canoeing (The UK's governing authority for all paddle sports) trained staff to coach level. Over 30 years maritime experience around the North Devon coastline including nearly 10 years as a professional maritime search & rescue trainer in North Devon for HM Coastguard, RYA qualifications in sailing & powerboating (to advanced level) with commercial endorsements. Your safety is our priority & reputation...why choose anyone else?
Vince - Owner/Instructor
Kayak & Stand-up Paddleboard
Nearly 16 years service with HM Coastguard including 9 years as the full time manager for North Devon / Somerset & technical rescue instructor. He holds British Canoeing UKCC Level 2 coach & sea kayak leader qualifications. RYA qualifications in sail & powerboats. There are probably very few people more qualified & experienced to give the best advice for in & around Combe Martin bay.
Maria - Sales Assistant
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
Joined us this year Jake is very keen in anything associated with the sea. He has a 2* paddlesport qualification & is also a qualified scuba diver. He has gained plenty of maritime knowledge & experience with the sea cadets.
Johnny - Volunteer Tour Guide/ Instructor
Has been a keen kayaker for a number of years & joined us in 2018 after qualifying as a kayak instructor. He has a great passion for the water & is often spotted kayaking or swimming when not working.
Jamie - Kayak Assistant
Hayley - Manager
The backbone of the business - Hayley is responsible for both wholesale purchasing & 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 & experience. He is a British Canoeing level 1 coach & has been kayaking since the age of 5. Will loves everything to do with the outdoors including climbing & has been a member of the Scout organisation since the age of 5.
Mike - Volunteer Tour Guide/ Instructor
Locally born, Ex army PT & kayak instructor Mike just loves being on the water & telling people all about our beautiful coastline & heritage. Mike's father was a well respected mariner & the 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
A family member & has been working in the hospitality business for the last few years. Connor is a keen kayaker & is aiming to progress & gain his instructor qualifications. He is also a keen snowboarder & is excellent at dealing with people.