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Kayaking

Get closer to nature and go wild exploring some of the most precious and dramatic landscapes in Kent by canoe! Choose from self-guided or guided dependent on your experience. To book your place on a small group guided Wildlife Canoe Safari, call Canoe Wild on 07947 835688 or visit www.canoewild.co.uk and Thanet Diving & Watersports on 07981 551922 or visit www.kentscubadiving.co.uk All equipment will be provided, or bring your own! Both also offer a kayak hire service and offer other guided canoe trails.

Ramsgate to Broadstairs Self-Guided Canoe Trail (2 miles (3.2km) one way) A sea water paddle taking in the beauty of the white cliffs of Ramsgate which have been eroded to a smooth surface over years of tidal wear and tear.

Guided Wildlife Canoe Safari (2-3 hours) A sea water paddle with spectacular views across the coast between Ramsgate and the national gem of Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve with its abundance of seals and birdlife. This is a small group, set date, guided trail led by specialist local canoe operators.

Download the Canoe trail leaflet here

"I was very surprised to have won a place on the Guided Wildlife Canoe Safari, even more surprised that they seemed to have arranged a perfect day for it. I had a great day, canoeing to Pegwell Bay to see the seals. Terry from Thanet Diving and Watersports was an expert guide and kept all of us going. It was such a great experience - thank you Active8! I’ll definitely be recommended it to my friends."
Charlotte Richmond, Kayaking, Active8 Week

“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we were lucky to have the perfect day for it and see numerous seals. The scenery along the route is pretty inspiring and it's a great way to see it from a different perspective.”
Simone Hollyer, Kayaking, Active8 Week

“The trip was a great opportunity to get out on the beautiful Thanet coast to practise kayaking, take some exercise and see amazing wildlife. The seal herd was the highlight and being in a kayak you felt really close to nature and these inquisitive creatures. The equipment provided was all good and our instructor was helpful and knowledgeable. I will definitely be recommending this trip to my friends.”
Sue Isaac, Kayaking, Active8 Week