Double Kayak Excursion on Chichester Harbour

Enjoy a leisurely tour of Chichester Harbour, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Depending on the state of the tide, it may be possible to explore the mudflats, and get up close to the wading birds, while they are hunting for food! You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the seals which frequent the sand banks of Chichester Harbour in the summer.

Direction of travel will be dependant on tide state and weather but you will get great views of the harbour, the flora and fauna of this large natural harbour, it’s impressive bankside buildings and houses, the yachts at their moorings and under sail. Our Chichester Harbour tours start in the quaint harbourside village of Itchenor, from there we will travel using the tide either going up towards Bosham or Dell Quay, or towards the large sandy beach at East Head (West Wittering).

For this tour we will be using our fleet of Double Sit On Top Kayaks, as they allow us to travel distances with minimum effort. Since we are using double kayaks, please consider bringing along a friend or family member! (If you don’t have a friend, we will pair you with someone else)

As part of this tour we will also give you basic coaching on a few key skills so you can better control your kayak and have a really enjoyable time:

  • Launching and landing
  • Effective forward paddling
  • Turning
  • How to stop!

Pre-requisites: We ask that you are confident in/around water, as the harbour is a large expanse of water, and we wouldn’t want you to get overly concerned during the tour.

What Fluid Adventures provide:

  • Double Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Relevant safety kit
  • Relevant water access licenses
  • Maps/Charts
  • Qualified, experienced and CRB checked guide

What you need to provide:

  • Suitable paddling attire
    • Wetsuit (if owned) or old clothing (jogging bottoms and a microfleece top are ideal)
    • Shoes – old trainers will do, but we recommend wetsuit shoes/boots
    • Windproof/splashproof jacket (an old or cheap one is perfect)
  • Towel
  • Complete spare change of clothes for afterwards
  • Camera!

Please note that you will get a wet bottom on our double sit on top kayaks, so we recommend you don’t wear jeans, or your best going out clothes!



Harbour Office, The St, Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7AW, UK


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