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Nigel Dennis & Eila Wilkinson,  Tidal Waters, The Old Chandlery, Newry Beach Road, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 1YD       Tel: +44(0)1407765550    Email:

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At Tidal Waters we take your ability and needs and progress your skills to the next level.  Most of our coaching requests are for rough water & tide race skills and performance padding in conditions.  Don't worry - we cater and are delighted to run courses for every level of paddler!


It doesn’t matter if you are quite new to sea kayaking looking to become a safer and more confident paddler, a paddler looking to progress into the moderate water environment or an advanced paddler from a country with no tide, itching to get our and test your skills in our incredible waters which surround our fantastic island of Anglesey.  Depending on the state of the tide and weather we have an abundance of the world’s best tidal waters.  


We specifically specialise in private bookings for groups, couples, families or individuals looking challenge themselves in this dynamic sea environment or just have an unforgettable day out on the water.  We can cover a specific agenda depending on your own requirements, or assess what your needs are and from that, take your learning and skills onwards.  

Courses vary in duration from 1 & 5 days. It's possible to offer 1/2 day depending upon availability.  

We pitch each and every course and each day to suit the group and you, as an individual.


We have an impeccable safety record, Nigel is 2nd cox on the Holyhead ALB, Severn Lifeboat and a technical advisor to the BCU!

We run classes, such as :

Sea Safety & Incident Management  

Into and Master Classes

Intermediate Classes

Advanced Classes

Tidal Races                  

Paddle Power

Forward Paddling Clinics

Private tuition /performance coaching 

Bespoke a private groups

Factory visits & tours  

Where to stay and logistics?  A brief note!  

More details are provided at time of booking.

If you are a group of friends, a couple or even a club of up to 18 people  - we can put you in the right direction to find the right accommodation to suit your budget.  We also have a fabulous motor boat which you can book to stay on as well.  See the page MV Playmate.  This will also suit groups of up to six who want to have a base on the water, with kayaks provided, from where they can do their own thing (a certain level of leadership and competency is required for this).

We can also offer Factory kayak repair workshops.

Kayak sales* and occasional factory seconds are available for sale via Sea Kayaking UK

(*UK & Republic of Ireland residents only).

Email us with your requirements

What to do next?

Send an email with your requirements!                                                We look forward to welcoming you at Tidal Waters @ Sea Kayaking UK

We can occasionally also offer personal Greenland rolling & techniques from our Catalan coach Marc Martin, who is also one of our advanced tidal coaches.  Marc  has won many classes having competed at the Greeland Rolling championships in Greenland.  if you are looking fpr a sunnier we climate you could take some classes in Spain.

Next scheduled -      Duration                      Cost

July 7 - 8th                  2 days                         £130

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June 8 - 10th               3 days                        £190

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Upon request       1/2day - 5 days      £80 - £600 

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Most people find it useful to have a car when they are here.  If you are a small group of maximum 4, we can collect you and take you home in the evening, as long as you are staying locally (within a 5 miles radius).  We have access to a mini bus, if required this will be taken into consideration when making a group booking.  

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