Sea Kayak Adventure - Craster

New for 2022 - Kayaking from Craster with spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle

This adventure takes place from the harbour at Craster and we travel south along one of Northumberland’s more rugged stretches of shoreline. We navigate around rugged reefs, under cliffs, and visit hidden coves and secluded beaches.

We start at Craster, where we meet you and issue equipment. Boats are already at the water's edge and we start with a short lesson on how best to control your boat, then head away from Craster towards Howick. We will explore the coves and reefs, and where possible try a little riding of the surf or even jump from the cliffs.

This trip lasts about 2 hours but we ask that you allow 3 hours for kiting up etc.

We will stop regularly to explore the hidden sections of the shoreline.

When do we offer this Adventure?

We run sessions from Easter to the end of September, however, the trip is weather-dependent.

Meeting Point

We meet at our changing rooms and free car parking just outside Craster, near Craster Tower NE66 3SS.

From here it’s a short, 5 to 10-minute walk to the harbour, where your kayak, paddle, and safety equipment await you.

Equipment:

We will supply the kayaks and a wet suit as well as safety equipment. In warm weather, you may wish to wear your own clothes, shorts & T-Shirts are perfectly acceptable (just remember the sun cream and that you will get wet).

We suggest you bring footwear with laces that you are happy to get wet, training shoes are ideal. Neoprene/wetsuit shoes are not suitable as we will be exploring the rocky shoreline.

Under your wetsuit, you will need a swimsuit, and a towel to dry off afterward. You are welcome to use your own wetsuit if you prefer.

Ability / Fitness Level:  Beginners, as well as those with experience, are welcome on this adventure. But please remember that we will be sitting on your kayak for a while.

Age Limits:

The youngest we take on this trip is 12, we ask that those under 18 are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Cancellation:

This trip is weather-dependent and prone to cancellations particularly early and late season when the weather is against us. We only cancel this trip for safety reasons. You will be entitled to a full refund.

If you have any questions, please contact us at activities@adventurenorthumberland.co.uk

Important Note:

There is a short 5 to 10 minute walk from our base to the harbour and back again at the end of the session.