Discover Kayaking

Orwell Estuary, Suffolk
"Fabulous sunny morning on the Orwell with Kurt and Becky. Gentle friendly introduction to kayaking - perfect for my London..."
(11 customer reviews)
Lunch break with the Orwell bridge in background during the Discover Kayaking trip in Suffolk Orange kayaks on the NOMAD Sea Kayaking trailer. Orange Guide kayak. Close up of the bow of a sea kayak with swans in the background Kayaks on the slip awaiting launch on the Orwell estuary during the Discover Kayaking day trip. A close up image of a Celtic paddle blade in white & black An orange sea kayak on the slipway ready to launch. Sit-on-top kayaks with canvas seats in a long line awaiting launch Discover Kayaking trip ready to launch outside the Butt & Oyster pub at Pin Mill The rudder system on the orange sit-on-top kayaks of NOMAD Sea Kayaking. Baba Kraken sticker on the rear of the NSK kayak trailer. Orange kayaks loaded on the NSK trailer. A tender moored at Pin Mill 'Discover Kayaking Trip'. The bow of an orange sit-on-top kayak showing the drainage plug.

Discover Kayaking

Want to ‘have a go' at kayaking? This is the perfect beginner trip for all paddlers, new & old alike!

£84.99 p/seat

This trip is for anyone wanting to have 'a go' at kayaking or have never paddled before. If you are looking for an easy, guided trip with no hassle whilst enjoying the renowned beauty of the Orwell estuary, then this is the perfect trip for you!

The route encompasses the most beautiful scenery of the Orwell with old river barges & scuppered wooden boats scattered along the shore, dense coastal forest & renowned pubs with excellent food. Nearby Woolverstone Marina is a well-provisioned modern Marina with parking, a restaurant & beautiful local walks & Pin Mill is famous for its history & the Butt and Oyster pub with good food, a welcome drink & a roaring fire during the cooler months.

The kayaking is relaxed & laid back with a professional guide leading the way, taking care of the guests. The route will run in either direction with the following tide so that the paddling is easier for guests & totals approximately two hours depending on the group and conditions on the day. Bring along some cash for parking & the pub and/or a packed lunch, sun protection.  

NOMAD Sea Kayaking tries to complete a beach clean (conditions permitting) of any beach we land on during your event, usually at the end of our lunch break & we ask our guests to participate. Please bring along a strong bin bag and gloves (if they need them) to help us with the cleanup. This isn't compulsory but we all use the environment & we want to take care of it for future visitors & the marine wildlife that lives there. After all, this is our coastline.

Sixteen years and over.

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Arit Eminue

April 24th 2021

This was my first time kayaking, and much fun was had. Before you take to the kayak your guides will take you through a safety check and tips on how to Kayak. Your safety is their priority - and once in the water, they are on hand to make sure you're okay. Becky was our guide, and she was fab! Highly recommend Nomad. You're in safe hands. For first time Kayakers, your feet will get wet so bring an extra pair of shoes and socks. And wear clothes made from polyester - it's much better than nylon :-)

Thank you Arit, you overcame your nervousness and paddled amazingly! Hope to see you all again soon. Becky NOMAD 


Jenefer Sargent

April 24th 2021

Fabulous sunny morning on the Orwell with Kurt and Becky. Gentle friendly introduction to kayaking - perfect for my London group, some of whom had never done this before. The sun sparkled and the river glistened and the views were spectacular.

Thank you Jenefer. Thaknow you for organising the group trip, it was great to meet everyone and a pleasure as always! Hope to see you again later in the season. Best regards, Becky NOMAD


Fran Anderson

April 24th 2021

Great day spent kayaking along the picturesque Suffolk coast. I was a bit anxious having read the guidance before setting out but our guides Becky and Kurt were really friendly and informative. Mixed level group and we all felt looked after. Will definitely book with Nomad again!

Thank you Fran, it was great to meet you and a pleasure to paddle with you! Becky NOMAD


Kelvin Moody

April 24th 2021

Good day on the water, very well organised by Kirt and Becky. Met some great people including a ladies book club from London! Who’d never set bum in kayak they had a ball! Weather was ideal which made the trip a bit short but if it had blown up then the perfect amount of time. Booked my next one on the Deben. See you soon Nomad. Kelvin

Great to have you along Kelvin, thank you for your custom.



Launch location

Pin Mill, Ipswich, IP9 1JW

Next Departure time

25th September 2022, 11:30 AM


Sit-on-top kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid included.


Pay & Display or roadside parking available.

Additional Notes

Please bring along extra warm clothing, hat, gloves et cetera, whatever you need to stay warm. In very hot weather please bring a sun hat, sun cream, sunglasses. We recommend leaving your electronics onshore unless it is waterproofed and secured. The more expensive the item, the quicker it sinks!! 

We offer Peli waterproof hard cases for rent that will guarantee they do not get wet or damaged. Please select your Peli waterproof box when placing your booking.