Imagine paddling over crystal clear water. Immersing yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the islands, the cares of everyday life left behind on the shore. Just you, the sea, your paddle, and the beauty of Scilly.
From our location on Par Beach, the uninhabited Eastern Isles are just a gentle 25 minute kayak away. Discover deserted sandy white beaches, the remains of ancient settlements and stunning wildlife, including inquisitive grey seals - who may even follow your kayak! Visit the magical sandbar only exposed around low water.
The islands of Tean and Tresco are a bit further to paddle to but well worth the effort. They make a great destination for a day out.
St Martin’s is the perfect location for paddle boarding. Paddle over beds of seagrass, home to crabs, fish and anemones. If you’re new to paddleboarding, stay in the sheltered bay. If you’re more experienced paddle out past Old Quay and explore the ledges along the front of the island.
Our friendly knowledgeable team have over twenty years’ experience working on these waters, and will give you all the advice and support you’ll need for a perfect paddling adventure.
Hire our equipment from as little as one hour through to six days, tailoring your experience to you holiday plans on these idyllic islands. We operate from April through to October, always weather permitting, and are open Sundays to Fridays.
It’s a privilege to work in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we are passionate about protecting the environment of Scilly. As members of the WiSe scheme, we’ll help you explore the islands with minimal disturbance to wildlife. The Eastern Isles include protected habitats and we will advise you which areas are open to the public.
It all started with the seals…….
I first visited St Martin’s in 1990. My Dad had died the year before and a friend at my scuba diving club thought I needed a holiday. I said yes despite never having heard of the Isles of Scilly! On that first trip, I had a memorable encounter with seals, discovered that the islands were as beautiful underwater as above, and my love affair with the islands began.
By 1998, I’d moved here to teach scuba diving at the local Dive School alongside running seal snorkelling trips.
The waters around St Martin’s are really special and I wanted to share my passions for exploring them in an accessible way.
So, in 2018 I started hiring kayaks and paddleboards. Enabling the visitors who come to Scilly to venture out to uninhabited islands and enjoy the stunning waters that are an integral part of my island home.