When to go
All year round
This half day (4 hour) kayak tour starts in Studland Bay wich marks that start of the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage sight. You will paddle to Old Harry Rocks, a beautiful and iconic chalk stalk, this ensures a scenic and sheltered journey to explore the sea stacks, caves and arches around the bay.
Jump aboard a kayak to explore Studland's bay before heading out to Old Harry Rocks. From here, like pirates have done before us, we'll explore the caves, arches and stacks of this iconic landmark. This adventure is the perfect introduction for those who have little or no experience of kayaking - as well as for the more kayak savvy.
This tour is suitable for age 12+.
We normally schedule the half day trips to either leave in the morning (9.30am) or early afternoon (1.30pm) - depending on the tides. Please submit a booking request and we'll get back to you specific times for your choosen dates.
Plus past guests on this tour have experienced:
- Local wildlife: peregrine falcons, cormorants, oyster catchers
- Marine life: seals, dolphins
- The unique habitat of our native seahorses amongst the eel grass
- The kelp beds that are a haven for crab, lobster and fish
Our beautiful location in Dorset on Middle beach in Studland means we are the closest provider to Old Harry Rocks, a beautiful and iconic chalk stalk this ensures a scenic and sheltered journey to explore the sea stacks, caves and arches.
What to Expect
If you are looking for a fun day out with your friends and family and want to book a sea kayaking/canoeing tour on the water get in touch with us to find out what your options are for one of our adventures to test the water!
Your adventure will be led by our experienced and qualified instructors and everything you need is provided. It's taken us a lifetime of dedication and investment to create these wonderful experiences for you to enjoy.
Jade & Dan Scott
Jade and Dan, the founders behind Fore Adventure, hop, skipped and jumped at the chance to get out of the city and relocate to Dorset with their (then) baby for a slice of the good life. This is Fore’s story. It was was born from a wish for a lifestyle that echos a brilliantly English version of the American dream.
With Forest School training, Beach School Practitioner titles, BCU Kayak Coaching qualifications, NCFE Ethnobotany and Bushcraft training with the renowned Woodland School under their belts, they know the craft they love.
- Kit for borrowing
- Advice on local hotels
- Meals/ drinks
- Personal activity insurance
How to get there
DRIVE TO DORSET
Driving to Studland from London takes about 3 hours.
TRAINS TO DORSET
Mainline trains run to Poole and Bournemouth from Waterloon Station in London. Trains take about 2 hours. Then you'll need to get a local bus, take a taxi or bring your bike.
Where to stay
The Pig on the Beach
Good for: Great Food, sumptiously styled rooms and a glorious setting overlooking Old Harry Rocks.
Highlights: Sip cocktails at sundown around the fire pits in the grounds or laze your days away on a sunlounger overlooking the sea.
Knoll House Hotel
Good for: Enviable setting and luscious lawns, a great choice for families
Highlights: Cool off in their outdoor and indoor pools or get your double bubble fix with a glass of fizz in the hottub!
More details on thier website.
Good for: A rural campsite set in gorgeous greenery, great facilities and super helpful staff, perfect for families and groups.
Highlights: Forest camping, variety of pitches and luxury lodges with hot tubs.
*Contact us for special rates on their lodges.
An absolutely brilliant day. We were very fortunate to have perfect weather conditions for kayaking for the day. Our instructor was very thorough on how to use a kayak and also very knowledgable about the area and flora and fauna. Even discovered seaweed that tastes like pepper. The water was beautifully clear and the scenery around Harry's Rocks was breathtaking. Would highly recommend and a great day out. Without a doubt will be back again.
We have no words to describe how amazingly stunning the half day tour through Old Harry Rocks was. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the view. Would recommend this 1000%, it was worth every penny. Our instructor Josh was exceptional, really helpful and cheerful! Thank you so much for the unique experience!