Cardigan Bay Active

Can You Take the Adventure?!

Scouthall Boathouse The Strand, Cardigan, SA43 1EX Directions

   Open 24 Hours

Why Choose Us?

Extensive Range
Fully Trained Staff
Prioritising Customers & Staff Safety

Business overview

Outdoor activities and paddlesports provider in West Wales & beyond - individuals, couples, families, youth groups, schools, further/higher education, stag/hen parties & corporate

Cardigan Bay Active is a riverside centre in Cardigan offering guided trips, instructor-led sessions and hire of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

You can also book with us lots of other fun & exciting adventure activities through our sister company Adventure Beyond such as coasteering, river kayaking, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, white water tubing, white water rafting, gorge walking, climbing, archery, axe throwing, raft building, bushcraft, surfing, hill walking, sunrise and sunset tours & adventure racing.

We also can arrange and run bespoke challenges and experiences for you, team building days, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Expedition training & expedition assessing.

We're also available for TV and film work with our technical know-how in adventure and outdoor activities - some of our work to date has included Don't Rock the Boat and I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.


Canoeing on the River Teifi. A 3 hour guided journey through the spectacular Teifi Gorge for all the family and your family dog
Swim, jump and scramble your way around our beautiful coastline with us with as much or as little dare and adrenaline as you like! Prefer to just float & swim? No problem!
Experience and explore gorges and waterfalls like never before! Incredible fun and wet action never to be be forgotten!
Ride big water like a pro on our White Water Kayaking experience. Fun for all the family using our sit-on-top open kayaks!
Explore our beautiful coastline on our guided trips. If you're lucky you'll catch sight of some curious dolphins and seals along the way!
Come explore our River Teifi on the most rapidly growing paddlesport there is! From the gorge to the moorings there's so much to see on our paddleboarding trips and sessions. Don't want to stand? Well that's no issue as you can sit, kneel, hang your legs over the side - whatever you like!
Create your own Hawaii on our introduction to surfing sessions!
Experience the thrills and spills of our White Water Rafting sessions on our local River Teifi!
It's like having your own personal raft! Spin and swirl your way down our local rapids, great fun for all the family!
We offer training, coaching and assessing options to help you get the most out of your paddling
We offer training, coaching and assessing options to help you get the most out of your paddling
Push your boundaries and test your nerve on our climbing and abseiling sessions!
Be your own Bear Grylls or Ray Mears on this fantastic back to basics session!
Fun and laughs galore on this competitive team building challenge to race to the water and stay afloat!


Boat Hire
From £10 per person
Activity Sessions
From £30 per person

Products & Services



Boat Hire

Canoeing and Kayaking

Experience Days

Water Sports

White Water Rafting


Sea Kayaking


White Water Tubing


Raft Building


Sunrise & Sunset Tours

Adventure Racing

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Courses & Qualifications


Women's Paddling

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Expedition


TV Work

Film Work

Outdoor, Adventure & Marine Safety Work

Activities for Schools

Activities for Couples

Activities for Groups

Activities for Youth Groups

Activities for Hen Parties

Activities for Stag Parties

Activities for Individuals

Activities for Scouts

Activities for Guides

Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

Canoe Hire

Kayak Hire

Wetsuit Hire




  • VisitWales: VisitWales Award - Accredited Attraction - Awarded


  • Institute for Outdoor Learning


  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • British Canoeing
  • Institute For Outdoor Learning


  • Foundation Safety & Rescue, Level 2 (British Canoeing)
  • Kayak Coach, Level 2 (British Canoeing)


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