Spend a day completing a circumnavigation of Hayling Island in a Sea Kayak. See the wildlife, ride the tides, and enjoy the views. For this trip we will depart from the bottom of Hayling Island (meeting near the Fairground), and paddle around the whole Island before arriving back at our launch point. This trip is cleverly planned so we will have the tide behind us for the whole day, making the fairly long journey a lot easier! On the way around the Island we will stop for a pause at the top, either visiting the Ship Inn, or having a picnic on the shore.
The trip is very much a mixture of relaxed paddling with the tide pushing you along, a pleasant bit of cruising in inland harbour waters, watching the seals (hopefully), and making sure you get to certain points at certain times to ensure the tide is still helping you! There’s also the opportunity to play in some waves as we paddle along the sea front of Hayling Island. We may also be lucky enough to see the seals as we cruise through Chichester Harbour – there is a fair size seal population on our route and we are frequently lucky enough to get up close to them.
This trip is quite possibly our directors favourite local trip, and he frequently pops out of the office on a nice day. He frequently completes this trip in under 3 hours with a good tide and solid paddling speed.
Pre-requisites: You need no experience to do this trip, however, it would be ideal if you have been in a kayak before. You also need to be prepared to sit in a kayak for a few hours, and keep paddling.
What Fluid Adventures provide:
- Sea Kayak
- Buoyancy aids
- Spray Decks
- Relevant safety kit (pump, flares, group shelter, repair kit)
- Relevant water access licenses
- Qualified, experienced and CRB checked coach
What you need to provide:
- Suitable paddling attire
- Towel – just in case!
- Complete spare change of clothes for afterwards
- Transportation to/from location
- Car Parking