Sit-on-top Sea Kayaking

Explore the more remote parts of the Gower coast or stay in the sheltered bays!  Suitable for families and more experienced kayakers.

You will use a sit-on-top canoe and will first acquire the basic skills and then take a trip exploring the coast and getting to know the tides, rescue techniques and coast navigation.

Canoeing North Dock Llanelli 2

There are three different levels for this opportunity:

1.     Beginner level: sheltered inland water such as the Llanelli North Dock and Swiss Valley Reservoir.  Learn basic skills of using a sit-on-top kayak.

2.     Beginner and Intermediate level: sheltered bays such as the beautiful Oxwich Bay or the picturesque Nab Rock at Mumbles.  Develop your basic skills for use on the sea.

3.     Advanced level: exposed coastline of the Gower.  Use your skills on the exposed coastline and gain an understanding of tide navigation and rescue.

“We spent a couple of pleasant hours paddling through Oxwich Bay, weaving in and out of rocky outcrops before venturing out to the open sea to look for an old shipwreck.”

Each activity includes:

  • safety briefing
  • use of personal safety equipment, buoyancy aid, helmet and wetsuit
  • expert instruction on how to paddle forwards, turning, going backwards and moving sideways
  • rescue of yourself and partner


Watch Gower Adventures using Sit-on-top kayaks at Caswell Bay.  Featured in one of Swansea Bay Moments Videos.