Orwell Estuary, Suffolk
This Trip is for anyone wanting to have 'a go' at kayaking and/or have never paddled before and want an easy guided trip with no hassle whilst enjoying the renowned beauty of the Orwell estuary. The route encompasses amongst the most beautiful scenery of the Orwell with old river barges and scuppered wooden boats scattered along the shore, dense coastel forest and renowned pubs with excellent food. Woolverstone Marina is a well provisioned modern Marina with parking, a restaurant and beautiful local walks and Pin Mill is famous for its history and the Butt and Oyster pub with good food and a welcome cold drink.
This kayaking is relaxed and laid back with a professional Guide leading the way and taking care of the guests. The route will run in either direction with a following tide so that the paddling is easier for guests and total approximately two hours dependant on the group and conditions on the day. Bring along some cash for parking and the pub and/or a packed lunch, sun hat and glasses and your confirmation email will advise what to wear and bring along.
|Launch location||Woolverstone Marina|
Kayakers - Final times will be confirmed a week prior to the trip based on the tides at the launch site. See Guide Notes tab for final confirmed launch time.
Hikers - Departure time is as stated.
|Equipment||SOT, paddle and buoyancy aid supplied.|
|Parking||Pay and display, 30 pence per hour at Pin Mill and £4 for the day at Woolverstone Marina (guideline only).|
|Additional Notes||Please bring along extra warm clothing, hat, gloves et cetera, whatever you need to stay warm. In very hot weather please bring sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses. We recommend leaving your electronics onshore unless it's is waterproofed and secured. The more expensive the item, the quicker it sinks!!|
**NOTES FROM YOUR GUIDE**
Launch TBC. Please arrive at the slipway ready to go 30 minutes before the scheduled launch.
This event is considered as an easy paddle for beginners but please bring along extra warm clothes and eat and hydrate well. You are part of a group and the group can only move as fast (or slow) as our slowest paddler - please consider your fellow paddlers and take responsibility for yourself i.e. prepare properly and keep up. You will get wet feet and a wet bum at the very least.
Please read through your confirmation email thoroughly and telephone us should you have any questions at all 01473 - 375 026. Please don’t telephone outside of business hours as we are closed - thank you.
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Fantastic first ever trip out on a sea kayak, my daughter having been on a river kayak a couple of times, but my first time on the water. Becky and Kurt were great, ensuring we were both safe and entertained during the trip. The weather was great and the sea calm, and although neither of us are very fit, it was both enjoyable and taxed our arms a little. Being on the water was amazing and Becky ensured we didn't lag too far behind whilst Kurt was forever eagle eyed on other water users and our safety. I would highly recommend this for anyone curious about sea kayaking as well as wanting an enjoyable couple of hours on the water. Afterwards Kurt and Becky were full of practical advice and next steps for taking our adventures further. Top tip for the day is to ensure you arrive about 15 mins early at the launch site and have money for the pub.
Thank you for such a lovely review! Good tips :) It was great to have you both along with us and we hope to see you very soon for another adventure. Becky NSK
Another great trip out on the water with Nomad. Our instructors/Guides Becky and Kurt ensured the session was fun and safe for everyone. We had a mixed group of ages and experience, with some having never kayaked, but everyone was well looked after and encouraged along the way. We we’re blessed with stunnng weather and the Orwell was very picturesque. If you’ve never kayaked before I’d strongly recommend giving one of these sessions a go - they’re fun, well organised and a great way to spend a few hours.
Thank you Vicky.
A great trip. We were blessed with fab weather and a start from Pin Mill with the Saturday crowds watching with interest. With Kurt and Becky's thoughtful advice and help we left without any dramas. The trip up to Woolverstone was fab. The company was very enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone fancying a couple of very enjoyable hours under the watchful and expert eye of our guide. Plenty to see along the way but the sheer joy of being back on the sea after many years was unbeatable. Thanks guys...if anything it went way too quickly.
Hi Shirley, Im glad we met your expectations & it was great to see you back on the water again. We will support you all the way!