Devon is the perfect scenic spot to explore endless rolling countryside and charming villages by kayak. This River Dart kayaking guide provides a recommended route which is tried, tested and loved by Destination Downtime. For beginners looking to embark on their first adventure, it is recommended that you conduct research to ensure you choose the best hire company, or choose the correct kayak to purchase.
Totnes Kayaks offer a range of single and double kayaks which you can hire for between 2-6 hours. You also have the piece of mind of a safety boat on standby at all times, as well as monitoring of the weather and tidal conditions.
Single Sit On Top Kayak (1 Person) – 2 hours £28.50, 3 hours £32.50, 6 hours £40.00.
Double Sit On Top Kayak (2 People) – 2 hours £45.00, 3 hour £55.00, 6 hours £65.00.
Family Rate (2 Adults plus 2 Children) 2 X Double Sit On Top Kayak’s – 2 hours £60.00, 3 hours, £80.00, 6 hours £95.00.
Group Hire Available (6 People +) Price for 3 X Double Kayaks for 1/2 Day – 2 hours £20.00 each, 3 hours £25.00 each, 6 hours £30.00 each.
PURCHASING A KAYAK
If you already own a kayak, you can skip to the route below.
If kayaking is an activity you have tried before and love, purchasing your own kayak could be a worthwhile investment. You will have the opportunity to explore more places as you will be less restricted to staying within the parameter of the kayak hire company. Some factors to consider when looking to purchase a kayak.
- Do you have the necessary storage space to store the kayak?
- Would a single or double kayak be more suitable for your activities?
- Have you got a vehicle with suitable roof bars for transportation?
- Have you considered the cost of essential accessories you will need to purchase? For example life jackets, roof bars, straps and storage.
RIVER DART KAYAKING GUIDE – THE ROUTE
The beauty of this route is its simplicity, taking little to no navigation skills when you are out on the River. Simply drop your kayak into the water at the launch spot in Stoke Gabriel, and embark on your adventure down the river.
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