Sea Kayaking

Summary

Surrounded on all sides by sea, the beautiful coasts of Shikoku are ideal for sea kayaking. Exploring bays, islands and sea caves in tiny, maneouverable vessels is possible even for paddlers with no experience.

We offer tours for individuals and small groups. These range from 3-hour tours to full-day and multiple day kayak tours. We can arrange tours in all four prefectures, and most parts of the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

For groups, we can arrange tours nearly year-round including;

  • Day trips
  • Night paddling
  • Overnight trips with fully catered camps
  • Extended custom tours with camps on uninhabited islands
  • Tuition and certification

We can also arrange kayak hire for people who can self-rescue.

Itinerary

Your Itinerary

DESCRIPTION
Various options from Kamoike Beach in Imabari, Ehime. Day trips to uninhabited islands, and paddling on moonlit nights with a camp and morning tour.
Half day and full day tours from Naruto, Tokushima.
Half and full day tours of the sea caves in southern Tokushima.
Half day tours from Sanuki-Tsuda near Takamatsu
Half and full day tours from various places on the Geiyo Islands of the Shimanami Kaido.
Various tours from the west side of the Shonai Peninsula in Mitoyo, Kagawa.

Points of Interest

Notes

Notes

What's included
The price covers guides, kayaking equipment, and insurance. Depending on the location, it may also include transportation from a pickup point to the sea.
    
What to bring

  • A bathing suit or clothing that can get wet. Your bottom will get wet for sure. From April to June and from October to November, the water is cold, so bring waterproof uppers and lowers. In July, August and September, quick-drying material is suitable. To prevent scratches, sunburn and jellyfish stings, long sleeves with quick-drying material is recommended. Don’t wear jeans.
  • A hat. Something with a string or cord is recommended to stop it blowing away.
  • Sandals with a heel strap, or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Your feet will get wet for sure. Crocs are fine. Flipflops are no good.
  • Long sleeves and long trousers, for protection against sunburn in hot weather, and chill in cold weather.
  • Drinking water. 500 ml or more. Sports drink is also good.
  • Spare clothes and towel. Dry clothes and towel to use after the tour.
  • Sunscreen
    Other stuff that might be useful to have
  • Sunglasses. The glare on the water can be strong.
  • Motion sickness medication if you’re strongly affected by seasickness.
  • Insect repellent
  • Towels
  • Any medicines that you normally take
  • Portable ashtray if you smoke
  • Work gloves

Cancellations 
If you cancel at your own convenience, the cancellation fees are as follows.

  • Up to two days before: No charge
  • The day before: 50%
  • The same day: 100%

It may be necessary to cancel the programs due to weather conditions on the day. 
The decision to cancel is generally taken at 7 am on the day based on the state of the weather and sea, and we will contact you by 7:30.

Booking

Please use our enquiry form (opens in a new window) to start the planning process.