May 5th, 2014
December 9th, 2013
Kayak-King has won a Scoot Headline Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s most successful companies.
We’re very proud to announce that we have been crowned the best company in Wales by national business directory Scoot, in the Scoot National Headline Awards held on Monday 28th April. The annual SCOOT Awards is one of the most prestigious business awards in the UK that recognizes and rewards the successes and achievements of British businesses, large and small. Actress and TV personality Ebony Feare presented the award to Ant Goddard, managing director of Kayak-King.
On Monday, we travelled to the awards ceremony, held at Millbank Tower in London, having been short listed for the award earlier in the year. The event was attended by companies from all over the UK, ranging from small independent businesses such as hairdressers and letting agencies to large national companies.
After watching all the other winners of the awards for the regional nominations. We were starting to wonder if we had been forgotten, at this point we had no idea that had been elevated into the National nominations… Then came the main event and we are thrilled to have won the Silver award. When presenting the award, the judges commented: “We were amazed to here Ant Goddard’s story after deciding to go it alone with the mission of bringing a new level of quality to the activity market. Ant started his company with an estate car, some kayaks and a load of passion. Two years on the company goes from strength to strength with new employees, a perfect customer service record and is now one of the big providers in Britain’s activity industry. A massive achievement in such a small amount of time, proving passion and hard work pays off!”
As well as picking up our trophy and certificate which now take pride of place in the Kayak-King office, we made some great contacts at the event, some of whom we are planning to work with in the near future – so all in all, it was a great day out! We’d like to thank Scoot for picking us as winners of the award, and we hope that this is the first of many awards for Kayak-King.
Kayak-King offer Kayaking tours along the Pembrokeshire coast. With clean air and crystal clear waters Pembrokeshire is a haven for kayaking. The rocky arches, towering sea cliffs and rare marine life are just a few of the delights just waiting to be explored on the Pembrokeshire coast national park.
To experience our award-winning tours for yourself, contact us today on 07967 01 02 03 or email info@Kayak-King.com.
May 5th, 2013
Father Christmas kayaking and Coasteering……
The Santa Claus or Father Christmas we all know and love — that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard — doesn’t work all year around. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that he enjoys taking his elves out kayaking and coasteering prior to the festive season.
Father Christmas Penguin
Bought an experience day voucher from Kayak-King and Celtic Quest Coasteering for Santa and Elf. When we got the call we were only to happy to accommodate everyone’s favourite holiday characters.
Santa or Father Christmas if you will, Loved kayaking on Pembrokeshire coast with us. Enjoying the views from the kayaks and getting the chance to JUMP off the rocks with the fantastic people at Celtic Quest Coasteering.
“Santa is now ready to get back to the serious business of getting wrapping our presents for the festive season.”
Whether you’re buying for a loved one, friend, colleague, customer or even spoiling yourself.
“Using stable sit on top kayaks we will venture out along the Pembrokeshire coast. Exploring the coastline as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun dappled caves, looking out for seals and bird life along the way.”
A Kayaking Experience Day Gift Card makes the perfect gift.
“Pembrokeshire Coasteering is an outdoor activity exploring the coast at sea level. All Coasteering sessions with Celtic Quest are tailored to suit your groups expectations and abilities and can include cliff jumping, scramble climbing, adventure swimming, rock hopping and more.” – Quoted from: www.celticquestcoasteering.com
Santa feels confident that with his new Kayaking skills he’ll be OK if the sleigh goes down over water. Rock hopping while coasteering has taught Santa a few tricks that he plans to use while moving around the roof tops this Christmas eve.
Merry Christmas from the team at Kayak-King!
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April 11th, 2013
Skomer Marine Nature Reserve.
Skomer is well known for its wildlife: a third of the world population of Manx Shearwaters nest on the island, the Atlantic Puffin colony is the largest in southern Britain.
“Skomer is a magical place to visit, a haven for wildlife it is most well known for its puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise.”
WHAT A DAY!!!!
A 5am start gave us stunning light and playful seals..
Our day out started with breakfast from tupperware tubs and ended with seals hugging our kayaks.
We left Martins Haven as the sun was rising with glassy calm, swimming pool like water and open sea ahead of ourselves.
Not surprisingly we were in high spirits and were very excited to see what Skomer had to offer on such a stunning May day…..
Crossing the infamous “Jack Sound” was timed perfectly with no evidence of it’s dangerous history….
Jack Sound is a treacherous body of water about 800 metres (2,600 ft) wide between the island of Skomer and the Pembrokeshire mainland that contains numerous reefs and a tidal race of up to 6 knots.
It is used by boats to avoid a three-mile detour around the island, and has its share of sunken shipwrecks.
The island and the sound are both part of the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve.
“Kayaking around the back of the island gave us a rare opportunity to view Razorbills, Guillemots and of course the Puffins…..”
The seals appeared and just look how playfull they were.
Following us and playing with our kayaks….
We discovered this female seal following us and she just kept getting braver…
Swimming alongside us so close that we had to be careful not to hit her with our paddles. At one point Libby said to me “my boat feels heavy” I looked under her boat to see that this seal was hugging the hull of her kayak and by the look of things thoroughly enjoying the ride. We stopped at this point and the seal then tried to get up onto my kayak I stayed calm as she was clearly just having fun with this big red toy.
I’ll be honest when she started nibbling my elbow I did get a tad nervous and at that point decided to move away……
“We paddle around Skomer at least once a year to enjoy the wildlife but it was a surprise to both of us to have such a close encounter with the uber friendly Atlantic Grey Seals…..”
Kayak-King never approach wildlife we let it come to us. For advice on Wildlife spotting without causing disturbances:
The new kayak van is out and about in Pembrokeshire!
If you spot us come and say hello….
It’s been a mad dash to get set up with all our new improvements this year but “By George” were nearly there. We are really pleased with the way the kayak van is looking. 🙂
New for 2013 is our big blue kayak van all livery’d up and ready to rock.
God bless her and all who ride in her…
Here’s the van pre-livery!!!!
And here is the Kayak-King van with all it’s colours… What have we created?
What do you think??? Colourful enough? 😀
We are constantly striving to improve our service here at Kayak-King.
Join us for a fantastic day out kayaking!
All ages and abilities welcome with all kayaking tours tailored to your needs. We use stable “sit on top” kayaks to venture out along the Pembrokeshire coast. Explore the coastline with us as you paddle beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun dappled caves, looking out for seals and bird life along the way.
Our experienced guides will keep you safe on the water while sharing stories about the marine life, local history of Fishguard and much more…
“Kayak-King is a fantastic day out and we’re open all year”