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Excellent Sea Kayaking day!

We phoned ahead to book just in case as it was a nice sunny day. On arrival, Vince was very helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ben T
Highly recommend! Vince was great

We were recommend here as it was one of the few places which still run Kayaking during the... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
James2710
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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North Devon's premier kayak & stand up paddleboard hire & sales centre. We are the only kayak/paddleboard hire company in Combe Matin that has fully qualified instructors to ensure your ultimate safety whilst out on the water. We boast decades & an unrivalled amount of knowledge & maritime experience around the North Devon coastline, this includes nearly 10 years as a full time Coastguard instructor in North Devon. New in 2017... our refurbished centre that has full changing, shower & toilet facilities right next to our shop. Please visit our website for further information.
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“great service” (11 reviews)
“my son” (9 reviews)
“kayak hire” (12 reviews)
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Borough Road, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AN, England
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"great adventure"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We phoned ahead to book just in case as it was a nice sunny day. On arrival, Vince was very helpful and gave us some local knowledge and tips on where to go. A small car park was right in front of the shop and...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We were recommend here as it was one of the few places which still run Kayaking during the autumn/winter season. On arrival we were greeted by Vince. He was extremely helpful. He gave us great advice based on our previous Kayaking experience, helped us down...More

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks guys for the lovely feedback. It's reassuring that we are now getting recognised & recommended around North Devon (& beyond) for our professional service, quality equipment & superb facilities. I was so please that I was able to recover & reunite your van's!

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Well stocked outdoor and kayak shop! Selling a variety of sporting and surf clothing. Always a friendly smile from the lady behind the counter and reasonable prices for the location. We will definitely be returning every time we visit combe Martin .

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks Cristie for leaving us such positive & encouraging feedback about our shop.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Great family kayak tour last weekend. Having previously had to cancel due to poor weather it was well worth the wait! Perfect weather and a knowledgeable guide who recounted interesting and entertaining local stories. In spite of little previous experience we all felt well looked...More

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks Alex, it was great to (finally!) meet you & to get you out on the water. We do pride ourselves in our highly experienced local guides & it's always great to be able to pass on such lovely feedback.

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Vince was 1st rate - great advice, no hard sell and quality products. Loved his laid back attitude and interest in what was right for us and not just for his profit margin. We will use him again to get other gear I'm sure.

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks Stefan, we do pride ourselves in our customer service along with the quality of our kayaks & paddleboards. We hope you enjoy you kayak & are looking forward to seeing some lovely pictures.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

We had a great time on our guided Kayak Trip. Vince was a super guide. Lots of passion, information and he also took some pictures during the trip so we could remember the lovely morning.

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks Natasha for the kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your tour with us, you both were lovely company & is always a pleasure to be out on the water with such appreciative customers.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We hired a double kayak for ourselves and our 8 and 5 yr old daughters. We had brilliant customer service and had the added benefit of being able to leave our dog in a special dog cage while we were out on the waves. It...More

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks for taking the time & writing a lovely review. Our dog sitting service was a trial for 2017 & will be put in place for our 2018 season.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We hired kayaks and stand up paddleboards from this company over the bank holiday weekend. The staff and instructors were friendly helpful and provided good quality equipment. We didn't book instruction but were given good guidance by the instructor which ensured we had a good...More

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks Kim for your lovely review & for taking the time. We always aim to give 5 star service along with expert professional advise & guidance. We are really glad you enjoyed paddleboarding with us along with Combe Martin bay as well.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Great first time kayaking with my 13 yr old son. Had a tour with Mike who was very experienced and gave us full confidence and encouragement when it got tough for my son. Shared some interesting facts and nice stories. Would highly recommend these guys...More

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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thanks Liz, it was our pleasure. Hope to see you again soon.Best regards from Vince, Mike & the team

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Excellent service, Totally dedicated helpful and friendly. Simple but very handy changing areas, well looked after kit. Great friendly advice and just a lovely place to hire from and enjoy the sea and coast.

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