Moonlight Kayaking Trip

Ipswich, Suffolk
"I loved it! I was taken completely out of my comfort zone of rivers & a lake - The scenery..."
(1 customer reviews)
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Moonlight Kayaking Trip

Duration: 2.5 hrs. Distance: +/- 3nm. Group Size: 6 - 12. Guided: Yes. Guide Ratio: 4:1. Incl: Kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid. Skills: Beginner. Fitness: Basic. Age: 16+

£119.99 p/seat

Embark on an enchanting journey under the moonlit sky with our Moonlight Kayaking tour along the captivating Orwell estuary. As the sun dips below the horizon, we launch for a 2.5-hour adventure, immersing ourselves in the tranquility of the evening.

Experience the estuary's allure as we paddle past picturesque hamlets & inviting villages, illuminated by the shimmering moonlight. Our carefully crafted route offers a dynamic mix of environments, from deep waters to shallow shores, scenic beaches to bustling marinas & serene moorings.

Join us for an unforgettable evening on the water, where every stroke brings you closer to the magic of the night. Book your Moonlight Kayaking tour now and let the beauty of the Orwell estuary captivate your soul.

The Basics
- Launch is scheduled before sunset so we can enjoy the sunset on the water.
- Varying of environment by design so guests experience deep & shallow water, features, beaches, marinas & moorings.
- Seals can sometimes be seen making themselves comfortable in sailors dinghies for the evening. Egrets & grey heron are abundant and seen hunting along the shoreline for small fry.
- A head torch with red light function is required for all guests.
- Bring snacks & drinks.
- Sixteen years of age and over.

- Our fleet of sit-on-top kayaks are high quality & stable.
- We have 100% safety track record over 18 years!
- British Canoe & I.S.K.G.A trained & qualified, full time guides.
- Guides are first aid trained & carry marine V.H.F radios.

Low Impact
Kayaks are low impact & friendly to birdlife, marine mammals & sea life.
- No engine noise.
- No water pollution.
- Gentle & slow.
- Interaction Policy is in place which minimises any stress on animals (or paddlers). *See note at bottom of page.

Award Winning Guides
- Our guide team has been recognised as highly commended.
- Amongst the most experienced guides in the U.K with 18 years of full time guiding experience on the sea globally.

All Inclusive
- The price you see is what you pay, no hidden costs.
- Everything you need to enjoy this experience is provided.

Options at your Discretion
- Select a different type of kayak to suit your needs.
- Ensure your valuables remain dry & secure with our optional Peli box range for hire or purchase.
- You can even opt for insurance that provides extra dates in case of unforeseen bad weather.
- You can use your own kayak & equipment if you choose to.

Recommended Activity by the Mental Health Foundation
- See Thriving with Nature Guide.
- Tranquility & beauty.
- Open space & time with yourself
- Make new friends, make new memories.

- The only kayak trip of its kind on the Orwell estuary (at night) in Suffolk.

- Great exercise for core (abdominals, obliques & torso muscles).
- Fresh air, sunshine, wind, salt water!

Offset your Carbon Footprint
- You can offset your personal carbon footprint for this event with a click of your mouse.
- You can even donate a tree sapling or hedging & visit your growing tree in years to come.

A wonderful guided trip for beginners of all ages; a surreal experience! When last did you paddle at night & where will you get the opportunity to do this again?

*NOMAD Sea Kayaking maintains a strict Interaction policy, which means we don’t approach any wild animals, bird, terrestrial or marine. This minimises their stress. This policy has been in place for the past fourteen years of our operations.

Review - J. Beales, 29th June 2019
Nomad Trips Are Never Ordinary: Our small group of eight launched from Pin Mill in the late evening on a warm summer evening. Just before sunset and with no other river craft moving we had this sheltered, tree-lined, and beautiful section of the Orwell to ourselves. With a gentle, cooling breeze as we reached slack water, we paddled along almost in silence, the only other sound is the cry of a nearby Oyster Catcher. We paused to watch the hazy sunset, perfectly framed by the Orwell Bridge. Kayaks being able to go places other craft cannot, we were able to explore right up to the water’s edge, seeing areas that few others have ever accessed. Switching on our red head-torches in order to be seen in this unfamiliar but enchanting twilight world we paddled on to Woolverstone Marina before crossing the river and heading back, all talk along the way being of what a wonderfully memorable trip this had been.

Suitable for all abilities over 16 years.

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Carol Castagnetti

June 2nd 2024

I loved it! I was taken completely out of my comfort zone of rivers & a lake - The scenery was beautiful, the water was smooth as a mirror (I was assured that we were very lucky) & even though it was a Christmas present I think whatever was paid was well worth the money. I did get a little tired paddling back to the marina at the end but I would imagine most do. Book it, if you don't you will regret it.

It was a lovely evening Carol, thank you for joining us.



Launch location

Pin Mill, IP9 1JW

Next Departure time

15th August 2024, 8:00 PM


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


Pay & display & off street available.

Additional Notes

IMPORTANT: Ensure you have a reliable head torch with RED light function (no flashing). White light is banned 15 minutes before launch & RED light is all we use on the water.

Please keep your keys, phone & cards safe & dry by hiring or buying a Peli waterproof case when you BOOK. We cannot keep any of your belongings/bags for you; please leave these in your car or take them with you.