Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Kayak Expedition

We use Sea Kayaks for these Expeditions. They are longer than the average kayak with storage compartments in the front and rear of the boat.

With the added length, these kayaks are capable of travelling smoothly through the water and covering distances a lot more easily.

You can Expedition in these kayaks on various bodies of water:


Paddling is an amazing experience, you get to travel around the Coast seeing wildlife such as seals, dolphins and many varieties of birds. 'Explore as you go' is the true experience - here you will find deserted beaches and "otherwise inaccessible" caves to paddle through.

Open Water

Inland would be routes like the 'Great Glens' Canoe Trail in Scotland. This is a great trip in a kayak and it's highly recommended that you paddle from one coast to another. Normally we would start by Fort William and paddle to Inverness on the opposite side of the country.


There are numerous rivers around the UK where it is suitable to paddle down a river in a Sea Kayak.

During Kayaking Expeditions

We will provide qualified staff to train and to provide safety throughout the whole process. There are a few more skills to learn compared to those needed for a Walking Expedition. We have found that the training on these trips is a fun process to go through, normally ending up with good tales to tell and lots of laughing.

We have found that this can be a great alternative to Walking Expeditions, especially for those who cannot physically walk for such great distances - this Kayak Expedition allows them to still complete their DofE Awards.

DOFE Beach camping on sea kayaking expedition

Wild camp on the beach

During expedition

DOFE Beach Bivi on sea kayaking expedition

Tarp bivi set up

Wake up with better view

DOFE Dolphin on sea kayak expedition

Dolphin spotting

Cardigan bay is great for wildlife

Sea kayaking through caves during DofE expedition

Sea kayaking

Into the Witches cauldron

Map work on sea kayak expedition

Map work

Navigation is important at sea

DofE sea kayak expedition

Heading through sea

Arches around the coast

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