Kayak Hire, courses and trips

Kayaking is a Great Sport, Great Exercise and Great Fun.

Perfect for team building exercise's, language school days out and a relaxing day in the sun.

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Sit on top Kayaks are £15 Per Person Per Hour


Sit on top Kayaks are for £15 Per Person Per Hour

Hire a kayak in Brighton for totally unsinkable seaside fun. See Brighton Beach from a different angle whilst you paddle your kayak or simply rest and catch some rays on our colourful single and double kayaks. Our fully qualified staff will give instruction on how to use equipment, kit you up and supervise you at all times as you master the sea.

What you need to bring:

  • Credit card or some form of identification, to use as a guarantee and to prove your age

  • Swimming stuff or stuff you don't mind getting wet, and a towel

  • Beach shoes, or you can go bare foot… it's up to you, but remember it's a shingle beach and can be quite hard on ya feet!

  • Bottle of water if it looks like a hot day

We provide free facilities, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and insurance!

Free On Site Facilities:

Changing rooms, Lockers, Showers and Toilet

* Kayak hire at £15 per person can not be pre booked. If you wish to pre book for large groups, we can offer 2 hours plus instructor who will teach you the basics, add a few games, and take you for a little sea tour. This is priced at £45 per person.

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Kayaking With Joe

Stretch your abilities, free your mind and body from the stress of daily life. Come join us and enjoy the serenity or adrenaline pumped ferocity of the sea by the ancient art of kayaking.

The Brighton Activity Centre runs courses for complete beginners, improvers and experienced sea kayakers.

Our guides are fully qualified and experienced BCU coaches. We will guide you through an understanding of the sea, the effects of wind swell and tide, handling your craft both on and off the water, safety equipment and rescue techniques. We have a choice of venues to suit most abilities and weather conditions.

All equipment is provided for your course, yet do feel free to bring your own approved kit. You need to bring for a three hour session: Warm clothes to wear at sea, T shirt, fleece or jumper. Leggings/tracksuit trousers (not natural fibres as they get cold when wet) and a pair of trainers. Expect everything to get wet and bring a spare set of clothes to change into after the session. For extra wet sessions we shall provide wetsuits.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Under the guidance of an expert coach you will learn the necessary skills required to safely begin sea kayaking. Learn how to enter and exit your boat on land and at sea, forward and reverse paddling, sweep (turning) strokes, support strokes and rescue techniques.

Ability level required - none.

Coastal Trip

Join us for a day or half-day trip along the Sussex coast. Try your hand at catching some fish from your kayak and improve your all-round skills. This trip will count towards BCU 2 and 3 star tests.

Ability level: 1 Star and Above.

Eskimo Roll Clinic

These sessions will be held at a local pool or sheltered harbour. You will learn the Eskimo rescue and techniques required to perform a successful Eskimo roll.

Ability level: 1 star and above.

Mackerel fishing

Forget the supermarket, paddle a mile out to sea and learn the techniques to catch your supper. All equipment provided. Bring your own lemon.

Ability level: 1 star and above.


  • View terns, fulmar, rock pipit, ringed plover, cormorants,kayaksgulls, gannets and kittiwakes in their natural environment.

  • Catch some fish to cook on the shoreline.

  • Learn to Eskimo roll and technique enough to prevent the need to roll.

  • Ride a wave or simply chill out.



Kayaking Courses - BCU 1, 2 and 3 star.

If you get a taste for paddling, we offer recognised kayak courses to gain a variety of certificates. Please contact us for details.