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British Sea Kayaks – the place for sea kayakers in the West Country. Make us your first port of call for expert coaching, amazing sea kayak adventures and superb equipment from our trusted UK manufacturers.

I’m Rick Cooper, owner of British Sea Kayaks and I’ll do everything possible to make sure you have a great experience with us.

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As the official dealer for the full range of Nigel Dennis Kayaks, you can count on British Sea Kayaks to provide you with:

  • Expert knowledge and advice about every model in the range.
  • A demo experience that will ensure you get the best out of your chosen model.
  • Straightforward ordering and delivery process.
  • Your kayak fitted out to ensure maximum comfort and control.

Right now, when you buy a composite kayak from us, we will give you a three month subscription to Online Sea Kayaking. Developed by Simon Osborne and James Stevenson, this valuable resource will help to build and hone your sea kayaking skills. Click on their logo to take a look at some of the content   Online Sea Kayaking virtual coaching

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The Sea Kayaking UK range includes many proven and respected models designed by Nigel Dennis and his team. The world-famous Explorer, Romany Classic, Romany Surf and the unique hybrid Romany Sport/Sportive are always in stock. Every sea kayak we sell is hand-built on the island of Anglesey, Wales.

I think that buying a sea kayak should be a fun, happy thing to do, right from the start. So here’s the thing – I will only sell you a kayak if I am sure it’s right for you. If it isn’t, I’ll recommend another brand. That’s a promise!

COACHING    British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards Rick Cooper Plymouth Devon Cornwall

At British Sea Kayaks we love to help our fellow paddlers build and develop their skills and confidence. Every session is bespoke and tailored to your requirements. We’ve adopted a contemporary coaching philosophy that puts the learner at the heart of the learning process, fully endorsed by our national governing body British Canoeing.

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We’re based in the glorious and historic port of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. This amazing and largely undiscovered area offers a wide range of venues and conditions to suit all levels of learning and improving. For more advanced and challenging conditions we often take the ferry across to Brittany. Of course, you can join us at one of the many events we attend in the UK, Europe or the USA. So contact us now and sign up for some coaching to prepare yourself for your next adventure.

I’m proud to be a British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) and accredited provider for the full range of British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards. Get in touch to discuss your ambitions and let’s see how I can help you achieve those goals.


British Sea Kayaks Brittany expeditions

As a specialist guide for Brittany (France), Rick Cooper will take you to places that will amaze and enchant. This world-class paddling destination has something for everyone and Rick knows many of the best-kept secrets. These mythical Celtic waters that have a reputation for fierce tidal currents and huge surf – challenging the skills of the most advanced paddlers.

But there are more tranquil areas to be discovered too, with crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches. At around 1800 miles of stunning coastline and nearly 800 islands, the Brittany coast makes up one third of the entire seaboard of France.

I’ve spent more than 35 years exploring Brittany – it draws me back time after time with it’s intoxicating majesty. I discovered even more in 2019 during a solo circumnavigation of this very special corner of France. Come along and find out for yourself.




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