Kayaking in Carbis Bay

Kayaking on Carbis Bay an Adventure not to be missed.

Our Hire Centre works on a “Splash and Dash” policy, pre book your time slot and off you go. Our trained staff will give you a safety briefing, show you how to paddle, advise you on where best to go depending on the wind and weather as well as insure you have a correctly fitting buoyancy aid. All hire is for one hour and must remain within Carbis Bay beach. If you would like more time out on the water and to take a trip over to St’Ives Harbour or even round the ‘island’ to Porthmeor then our guided tour options are for you, either in our fleet of sit-on kayaks, Hawaiian Canoe’s or even SUP’s.

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Kayak Cabis Bay from the Ocean Sports Centre

Kayak Hire

Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water. We use ‘sit-on’ plastic kayaks which are inherently very stable and carry no risk of entrapment – the placid waters of Carbis Bay are ideal for first-time paddlers and youngsters to enjoy a self-paced voyage of discovery around our coves.

We have both single and double kayaks available for hire, parents can take children out on double kayaks for a fun adventure on the water or you could bring a group of friends down for a fun day out.

Our Hire Centre works on a “Splash and Dash” policy, simply book your time slot and off you go. If you would like something more have a look at our guided tours section where you can book tours around the bay using our Kayaks, Hawaiian Canoe or even Stand Up Paddle board – call us or email us your specific requirements.
Office number: 01736794782
Email: thebeach@oceansportscentre.co.uk

Kayak Hire One Hour One Hour +
Single Seat £10 Guided Tour option only
Double Seat £15.00 Guided Tour option only
  • Kayak
  • Kayak Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced Wetsuit hire if required
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Group Activities Kayaking Tours

Kayak Explorer Tour

Our sit-on kayaks are the perfect craft to get up close and personal with the magical coastline of St Ives Bay. Your tour guide will be able to take you over toward the bustling harbour of St. Ives taking in Bamaluz and Porthgwidden beach.

On the tour, you might see some of the local common seals who are globally rare frequenting Porthminster point or even see a sun fish breach! If you are really lucky you might get a special glimpsing of one of our family of indigenous bottle nose dolphins who live in the bay as they hunt and play.

The Kayak Coastal Explorer lasts for approximately 2hrs and will give you a unique view of the St Ives Coastline… don’t forget your GoPro!

£35.00 Per Person

  • Fully qualified guide
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced Wetsuit hire if required

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Opening Times

Full Season:

Easter through to October Half Term

Peak Season:

English Summer School Holidays, Open 7 days a week
9-00am to 6-00pm

Outside of Summer School Holidays:

Advanced Bookings for Tours and Lessons only, weather dependent


Phone 1: 01736 794782
Phone 2: 07970629493

Email: thebeach@oceansportscentre.co.uk