Put your paddling skills to the test with this classic watersport.

Kayaking sessions can have a variety of aims, depending on the group. The session takes place out in the harbour next to the centre and can focus on development of paddling skills or on games and getting wet, or a mixture of the two.

For other groups, we might spend time exploring the harbour area and estuary. Kayaking helps young people to be more independent, although many of the games and activities we do involve working as a team and trusting each other. The actual paddling also helps to develop balance and co-ordination skills. CMC Pensarn Harbour is a Canoe Wales approved training centre and we are able to offer coaching courses, canoe and kayak star tests and the canoeing safety test. Please contact the centre for more information and availability.

We use RTM Mambo sit on kayaks as our introductory craft; closed cockpit kayaks, sea kayaks and open canoes are also available to be used.

We are also able to offer sea kayaking in tandem expedition kayaks. We head out onto the open ocean, and usually make our way along the coast to a scenic spot for lunch. Sometimes it's an endurance test through the wind and waves; other times it's a gentle paddle in the sunshine - and there's always a chance that you'll see the dolphins!

Kayaking Award Opportunities

No experience needed, our qualified staff can run nationally recognised awards for you or your group.

Paddlepower is a British Canoeing scheme; it is an exciting scheme that has been designed to meet the needs of young people.  We can offer the following award:

Paddlepower Start
An entry level award suitable for taster sessions or as part of a series of sessions.

This is great for individuals to take away after their visit and is brilliant as a kayaking foundation to work from.

After your CMC Adventure session/s, your instructor will fill out the achievement certificate as proof of passing. This is at no extra cost to the overall session.

>>This is only available upon request.