New Year's Eve Kayak Night Trip and Fireworks
A guided paddle at night around Harwich Harbour launching from Shotley Marina in Suffolk. Suitable for beginner paddlers on stable sit-on-tops and includes the annual fireworks display off Harwich's Half Penny Pier. The Shipwreck Pub at Shotley Marina offers good food and drinks as well as clean toilets so it may be an idea to have your evening meal there before your trip.
Launching from Shotley Marina around 10:30pm we paddle across to Harwich Harbour and the RNLI base there, following the shoreline around to the beach on the Harwich side and landing on the sand spit (low tide only) for a rest break and a hot drink. We return via Harwich old boat yard and Haypenny Pier and settle down off the pier to watch the firework display from the barge moored in the deep water channel. The fireworks display is huge and goes on for around 30 mins and we'll have front row seats with a perfect view. This is something you will never again experience - a once in a lifetime experience.
This is a surreal trip not to be missed - it's a great experience to remember and a perfect trip for those of you paddling at night for the first time. This is a particularly rewarding experience as it's so different from the usual New Years Eve 'party' - hope you can join us!
The price includes your sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle plus chemical light. And we enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine at our stop for the fireworks. This is a guided tour and sea kayaks are welcome. Sixteen years of age and over.
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