Kayaking & Canoeing – A North Wales Safari

A Relaxing Picturesque Flat Water Paddle

Guided Kayaking & Canoeing

Our guided kayaking and canoe trips are generally very relaxing; we paddle on the flat water estuary passing wildlife and places of historical interest along the way. We’ve got single and tandem sit on top kayaks and Canadian canoes; they’re very easy to paddle. Snowdonia has some spectacular scenery and when the sun’s out its a lovely adventure suitable for all ages.

We run combined guided kayak and canoe trips so you’ll often get the chance to try different boats out. If you have small children (under 14) in the group, they will need to be in a tandem boat with an adult.

What to Expect

We meet near the river, get geared up and after an instructional briefing, head out on the water. We’ll teach you the skills you need to be able to happily paddle your kayak. Along the way we pass different ecosystems and we often see wildlife including lots of birds (kingfishers, buzzards, herons, the osprey).

We’ll normally paddle up the river and float back down again once we’re at the head of the tidal zone. If the conditions are right, we sometimes do a one way trip paddling the whole length of the estuary.

Tidal River Safari

  • Paddle with the tide
  • Learn to control your craft
  • Learn about the farming history
  • Spot wildlife (Osprey, Kingfisher, Otter, Seal)
  • Experience the industrial slate mining history
  • Try different boats
  • Sometimes we do a big 1 way adventure (tide/wind dependant)

Kayak / Canoe Info

  • Adventure Rating: 1/5
  • Duration: 2-3hrs
  • Location: Maentwrog Area
  • Age: 4+ Years
  • Fitness: 2/5
  • Rain Friendly: Ideally Dry!

What’s Included

  • Professional Instruction
  • Wetsuit
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Tandem Kayak
  • Canadian Canoes (2 man)

What You Need

  • Windproof Coat
  • Snacks
  • Hat & Suncream
  • Sunglasses!