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great equipment, great value!

arrived at Combe Martin somewhat regretting not having brought our own kayaks, but saw this shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham S
Ms Craig, Polo folks!

Fabulous shop, really knowledgeable guys, hired a kayak with confidence that the guys know what... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate H
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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)
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Borough Road, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived at Combe Martin somewhat regretting not having brought our own kayaks, but saw this shop and, having parked up, called in. Fancied a go on the sit-on-tops and it was all arranged very easily, Vince gave us some ideas on where to go and...More

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous shop, really knowledgeable guys, hired a kayak with confidence that the guys know what they are talking about, coastguard trained and good fun, bought a wetsuit in well stocked shop! Great experience don't miss out! Thank you for a great time!

Thank Kate H
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Guys... Thanks for the great review. It was nice to meet & talk to you both. We are glad you enjoyed both the kayaking & our shop... May be we will give polo a go one day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hired a double Kayak here today and had a wonderful time! Everyone who works there is lovely and friendly and keen to help us make the best of our trip. Neither of us are seasoned kayakers by and stretch of the...More

Thank Meg B
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Meg, Thank you so much for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your kayaking with us along with our lovely bay.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this kayaking experience! Both Vince and we're Mike were full of knowledge about the area which was so interesting for us as we were visiting. Being beginners Mike ensured we felt safe but also had so much fun on the water - amazing price...More

Thank Harlie H
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Harlie, many thanks for the lovely review. It was great to meet you both & we are really glad your enjoyed your kayaking with us. All the very best, Vince, Mike & team

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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

Thank Ben T
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Ben, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed & great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your kayaking with us & that you found our facilities useful. All the very best, Vince & the team

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Reviewed 21 October 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 27 November 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 4 October 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 .

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

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

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Reviewed 24 September 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 27 November 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 23 September 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.

Thank Stefan C
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 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 22 September 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.

Thank Natasha M
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Vince I, Owner at Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 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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Kerry B
25 May 2018|
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Response from Vince I | Property representative |
Hi Kerry. Our kayak hires start from £10 per hour for a single & £15 for a double kayak. Looking at the weather forecast I would suggest tomorrow afternoon. We do offer other experiences like lessons & tours, it might be... More
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