Tel: 07799 403788


Kayak Academy,
The Quay, Stoke Gabriel,
South Devon, TQ9 6RD

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South Devon Kayak, Sit On Top & Canoe Hire

Kayak and Canoe Hire on the River Dart, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes

We offer single or double siton kayaks for hire every day for one, three (half day) or six hour (full day) periods. You get full instruction, a map, bouyancy aid, paddle and dry bag to carry your picnic or cash for pub lunch! Trips can be as simple as a one hour paddle with your family or friends around the middle of the river from Stoke Gabriel to three hour trips working with the tides down to Dittisham or upto Tuckenhay to take in a pub lunch, or Sharpham for a vineyard tour. Our customer comments include:

I was apprehensive about kayaking but there was no need to be! Tom is a lovely chap, very knowledgeable and reassuring, he tells you everything you need to know.”

“Kids and the Mrs went out twice on the Kayaks, both times came back with big cheesy grins on as they had such a good time. The guy who runs it is ever so helpful and friendly, he can guide you on where to go, what to do, what routes to take, tide times etc. A thoroughly great adventure”

Your safety is our priority and we constantly check weather, tides and general paddling conditions to ensure you have a fun but a safe time out on the river. Our commercial operation is licensed by the Dart Harbour Authority.

To enquire further, check 2014 prices or book please Click here


2014 Kayak Academy Summer Programme

Recently we have been running a lot of one to one or one to two family groups who want to take up kayaking but dont really know where to start. We listen to the couples or family ideas and then plan a half day tuition to suit. Generally it follows a theme of planning your day, understanding weather and tides, reading maps and charts to find paddling locations, then deciding on a trip, what to wear and carry, boats to use or buy in the future.

We then head out onto the river Dart following the route planned, working on paddle strokes and water safety. Find a spot for lunch and then look at towing, rescues before ending up back at the quay for a cuppa! If this sounds like something you would like to arrange please contact Tom or Click here for full Kayak Academy Information