Frequently Asked Questions
We run tours every day starting at:
9:30am and 2:00pm
Tours last between 2 & 2.5 hours.
We spend as little time as possible getting you ready and talking through how to kayak. Our focus is getting you out on the water as effiently as possible. On average everyone gets two hours on the water itself (this many vary slightly). This we believe, through experience, is the perfect amount of time to enjoy the coast.
Morning or afternoon doesn’t make a difference. The weather and marine life can be spotted at any time and tide.
Four years+ and we have no upper age limit as long as you have a basic level of fitness and are water confident.
We can provide equipment for children from one metre in height. We ask younger children and less strong individuals to go in a tandem with a family member or (if required) one of our guides. This way they can enjoy the ride without having to worry about paddling themselves along.
All under 18’s must be accompanied by at least one adult on our tours.
Children and adults get the same equipment and attention. Our ticket price is per person the same price for adults and children.
Our kayaks have a weight limit of 18 stone.
Not being able to swim is okay with us as long as you are water confident, our sit on top kayaks are very stable meaning that, unless you want to, it’s extremely unlikely you will be in the water and if for some reason you do get wet you will be wearing a buoyancy aid which keeps you afloat.
Our qualified kayaking guides will assist in any way needed and will be on hand throughout your tour.
If you are a really nervous non-swimmer please talk to us before booking!
We can give you specialist “one on one” help and encouragement but a certain level of confidence is required to keep you safe in the sea.
- Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
- Towel (Large enough to change under)
Also, bring on hot days:
- Sunscreen (apply before the tour)
- Sun hat
- On really hot days you might wish to bring clothes to wear kayaking that you don’t mind getting wet (much more comfortable than a wetsuit).
Also, bring on cold days:
- Sweatshirt / thermal layer
- Warm hat
We will supply all the specialist adventure kit necessary to keep you warm and happy including:
- Kayak with comfy seat and paddle.
- Wetsuit, Windproof/Waterproof Jacket and other equipment.
We always advise that all valuables stay locked away in your cars. Anything that can sink or can be damaged by sea water is best left on land. We have somwhere for your keys (this will be explained in the safety briefing when we meet).
Waterproof cameras are welcome on the kayaks and we can help you attach them to you incase they are dropped. Phones are best left on the land as they are difficult to attach to you and are rarely salt water proof. If you do decide to take your phone with you please put it on airplane mode, so that you are not distracted from the safety instructions and for the enjoyment of others on the tour.
Bottles of water and hats are a nice thing to bring along.
You are welcome to wear your glasses on a kayaking tour with us. If you would like to wear glasses then it is at your own risk but we do have some glasses leashes available for you to borrow.
We are in Fishguard which is accessible from most of Pembrokeshire.
Please book before arriving, we are a mobile business and will only be on location at Lower Town Fishguard harbour on days when tours are running.
Quay Street, Lower Town Fishguard Harbour, Pembrokeshire, POSTCODE: SA65 9NB
Once you arrive in the harbour look for the Kayak-King van in the main car park.
Your car keys can be stored with us we’ll explain this in detail during our indroduction talk.
We do not provide changing rooms. Our customers get changed around their cars or near our van. We advise a big towel to pop around you while changing.
You are welcome to leave your clothes in our van if you aren’t bringing a vehicle with you.
Public toilets are located in the harbour.
You can find them by walking along the harbour wall towards the sea. Halfway up the harbour nestled between two garages, you’ll find the toilets.
Please note there aren’t any toilets available while we are kayaking so perhaps best to go just before your tour is due to start…
We have both single and double kayaks available for use (under 15’s required to tandem with parents or one of our guides if more children than parents are kayaking).
Please let us know your preference when booking.
Be aware our guides may ask you to change into a double/tandem or single kayak at the start of your tour to guarantee your enjoyment.
The weather rarely affects our kayaking tours because we have the wetsuits and equipment to keep you warm and cosy. As Billy Connolly once put it “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
We start in a sheltered harbour allowing you to learn in a controlled environment and, with the high coastal cliffs, we can often access all the sites of interest while staying in the reasonable shelter.
On the rare occasion that we have to cancel our tours (due to high winds), we offer a different tour date or a refund depending on your requirements.
For safety and enjoyment we try to keep our group size as small as possible. Groups can be upto 14 people with multiple guides but on average expect around 10 or less with you on the water.
We love our furry friends but sadly we cannot take them kayaking with us… This is why we have teamed up with the excellent “Dogsbody Pet Hotel” who provide daycare. Call – 01348 873737 or get in contact with them through Facebook.
Yes, of course! We will have a quick chat about your kit and check it is suitable for the environment and that it is in good condition. We can also help you with any questions you may have on your equipment.
Kayak-King has a range of equipment for sale. Please visit our online shop or get in contact for details.
We hold Public Liability insurance up to £5 million and are happy to provide a copy of our certificate should you need one. Bookings with Kayak King DO NOT include personal travel or accident insurance. Please ask your insurer for details of the necessary cover for taking part in kayaking.