Jamie Barrett Conservation Kayak

Jamie

Jamie was born in England and from an early age he was fascinated by wildlife and the ocean. This love of nature inspired his creativity and he began making sculptures under the alias of ‘Futuretro’ for which he was awarded the title of ‘Surrey Artist of the Year’ in 2010 (you can view his sculptures here: www.futuretro.co.uk).
In order to devote more time to his passion for ecology, conservation and the ocean Jamie qualified as a SCUBA Dive Master and Advanced Freediver in Utila, Honduras. Whilst living on Utila he was trained and inspired by the owner of ‘Kayak Utila’ (Andi Shluker) to become a kayak and snorkelling guide for them. He went on to lead many environmentally educational kayak trips around the coast and through the mangrove channels of Utila.
Jamie is also a qualified birdwatching guide and has a wide knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Caribbean specifically Grenada, where he has family roots and with his wife Amber has set up Conservation Kayak.

Conservation Kayak offers guided kayak adventures and is 100% focused on enjoying and preserving the beauty of nature!

We are located on Grenada’s south west coast, only a 10 minute drive from Grand Anse. Based at Whisper Cove Marina in Woburn Bay, close to the picturesque, uninhabited Hog Island, the perfect setting for a kayak tour! Our top-of-the-range sit-on-top kayaks are extremely comfortable. We cater for novices and experts alike, but no previous kayaking experience is necessary. (However, you must be able to swim and be comfortable in and around the sea).

We have a range of trips, all of which include: kayaking tuition, free use of waterproof cameras and free taxi transfers. Our longer trips also include: delicious organic lunch or snack, ice cold drinks (beer and non-alcoholic option) and time to relax on secluded beaches.
After a fun day on the water why not relax with a drink at Whisper Cove Marina to complete an unforgettable experience...

Amber Barrett Conservation Kayak

Amber

Amber was born and brought up in Zimbabwe, which is where she learned about the importance of wildlife and its conservation. This has turned into a strong, emotional attachment to nature and a determination to do as much as possible to preserve our precious environment.
Amber moved to England with her family when she was a teenager and she completed her education in the English system, qualifying as a Pre-School Teacher. Amber is passionate about teaching; aiding the development of children through a wide variety of creative approaches and encouraging their appreciation of the natural world.
Working as an assistant to Jamie on kayak and snorkelling trips in Utila, Honduras helped to develop her skills as a kayak guide. On moving to Grenada Amber has continued to assist Jamie on kayak trips as well as helping with the management of Conservation Kayak.



 
Grenada is beautiful and to fully appreciate the true wonder of what this amazing island has to offer you need to go to places that can only be visited by kayak. Jamie and Amber, who run Conservation Kayak, can help you do just that. If you’ve never kayaked, don’t worry, they’ll teach you.

Every trip is its’ own adventure and each one is different. You can paddle out to a deserted island, see a diverse array of the beautiful flora and fauna found in Grenada and, if you’re feeling up for it, swim in the warm, blue sea. As you glide amongst the coral reefs and mangroves you will soon forget what time it is and you’ll begin to feel at one with nature. Back on the beach, lunch, consisting of freshly prepared local specialities, has been set out for you. Sitting back with a refreshing drink you will soon realise that this is how to relax and have fun in Grenada.

"Conservation Kayak provides personalised, guided kayak trips that focus on the beauty of nature on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Our aim is to help conserve the environment by raising awareness and increasing appreciation of Grenada’s unique ecosystems."

Duration: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm

We begin with route and safety briefings on the dock, followed by some kayaking technique tuition which includes essential tips to help you get the most out of the trip. – We focus on teaching our guests to kayak with the best possible technique through our comprehensive and concise ‘out of water / in water’ instruction session. Depending on the number of people in the group and their experience levels, this generally takes between half an hour to an hour before we set off on our adventure and greatly improves your ability to paddle in the ocean.

Glide alongside the magnificent Mangroves of Benjy Bay learning about the unique ecosystems and wildlife as you go. Cruise above a vibrant, turquoise sand patch surrounded by corals and sponges and enjoy the uplifting effect of the ocean. To complete the circuit you drift by a black sand beach and the picturesque eastern coastline of the beautiful Benjy Bay. You then ride downwind with the flow of the currents to return to the tranquillity of Whisper Cove Marina.

Maximum number of guests per trip: 10.

The trip includes:

• Kayaking tuition - tailored to your previous experience and ability.
• Extremely comfortable premium kayaks.
• Free use of waterproof cameras.
• Free taxi transfers.

Prices:

• Standard Price: US $ 70 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 65 per person.
• Child (under 16 years of age) Price: US $ 60 per person.

Benjy Bay Trip

Distance:.28 miles   /   2 .06 km

 

Duration: 9.30 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3.30 pm

(During certain times of the year when the winds are particularly high it isn’t possible to do this trip due to the unsuitable conditions).

This is a good trip for people who enjoy bird watching. – Bring binoculars if you have them, but they aren’t essential.

We begin with route and safety briefings on the dock, followed by some kayaking technique tuition which includes essential tips to help you get the most out of the trip. – We focus on teaching our guests to kayak with the best possible technique through our comprehensive and concise ‘out of water / in water’ instruction session. Depending on the number of people in the group and their experience levels, this generally takes between half an hour to an hour before we set off on our adventure and greatly improves your ability to paddle in the ocean.

Cruise into the bay below the ridge of Lower Woburn with its colourful houses dotting the hillside and experience a picturesque Grenadian village from a unique point of view. Paddle to the wonderful Woburn wetlands and the site of the Mangrove restoration project. The wetlands are a thriving ecosystem that provides a habitat for a diverse variety of wildlife, particularly birds. You can take the opportunity to enjoy the peace of the surroundings and observe the various species of bird as they feed and forage amongst the Mangroves and mudflats. Your guide can help you identify the birds that you see (using the identification cards that you are provided with) and teach you about the wildlife that you witness. To complete the trip you glide back up the bay passing by small, local fishing boats to return to the tranquillity of Whisper Cove Marina.

Maximum number of guests per trip: 6.

The trip includes:

• Kayaking tuition - tailored to your previous experience and ability.
• Extremely comfortable premium kayaks.
• Free use of waterproof cameras.
• Bird identification cards provided.
• Free taxi transfers.

Prices:

• Standard Price: US $ 75 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 70 per person.
• Child (under 16 years of age) Price: US $ 65 per person.

Wetlands Trip

Distance:.30 miles   /   2 .09 km

 

Duration: 9 am – 12 pm

We begin with route and safety briefings on the dock followed by some kayaking technique tuition which includes essential tips to help you get the most out of the trip. – We focus on teaching our guests to kayak with the best possible technique through our comprehensive and concise ‘out of water / in water’ instruction session. Depending on the number of people in the group and their experience levels, this generally takes between half an hour to an hour before we set off on our adventure and greatly improves your ability to paddle in the ocean.

Glide alongside the magnificent Mangroves of Benjy Bay learning about the unique ecosystems and wildlife as you go. Cruise above a vibrant, turquoise sand patch surrounded by corals and sponges and enjoy the uplifting effect of the ocean. After drifting by a black sand beach and the picturesque eastern coastline of Benjy Bay, you ride downwind with the flow of the currents along the north shore of Hog Island. When you reach the base of Mount Hartman on the west side of Woburn Bay you complete the circuit by paddling back to the tranquillity of Whisper Cove Marina.

Maximum number of guests per trip: 10.

The trip includes:

• Kayaking tuition - tailored to your previous experience and ability.
• Extremely comfortable premium kayaks.
• Free use of waterproof cameras.
• Free taxi transfers.

Prices:

• Standard Price: US $ 80 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 75 per person.
• Child (under 16 years of age) Price: US $ 70 per person.

Woburn Bay Trip

Distance:.82 miles   /   2 .93 km

 

Duration: 9 am – 1 pm

(During certain times of the year when the winds are particularly high it isn’t possible to do this trip due to the unsuitable conditions).

We begin with route and safety briefings on the dock, followed by some kayaking technique tuition which includes essential tips to help you get the most out of the trip. – We focus on teaching our guests to kayak with the best possible technique through our comprehensive and concise ‘out of water / in water’ instruction session. Depending on the number of people in the group and their experience levels, this generally takes between half an hour to an hour before we set off on our adventure and greatly improves your ability to paddle in the ocean.

Glide alongside the magnificent Mangroves of Benjy Bay learning about the unique ecosystems and wildlife as you go. Cruise above a vibrant, turquoise sand patch surrounded by corals and sponges and enjoy the uplifting effect of the ocean. After drifting by a black sand beach and the picturesque eastern shore of Benjy Bay you follow the dramatic coastline to the east and enter Calivigny Bay, home to the peaceful and unique marina; Le Phare Bleu. After passing by the picturesque beach and mangrove-lined cove of the marina, you cut through a small ‘tunnel’ in the mangroves and find yourself on a beautiful, secluded beach at the point between two bays; Calivigny and Egmont. From here your guides carry the kayaks a short distance across the point and you paddle out to the shoreline of a beautiful, uninhabited islet that’s surrounded by awe-inspiring flora and fauna. Returning to the beach, a healthy snack is laid out for you and you have the option to swim in the warm, shimmering sea or just relax with an ice cold drink. After leaving the beach you ride downwind with the flow of the currents back across the bays, passed Calivigny Island and return to the tranquillity of Whisper Cove Marina.

Maximum number of guests per trip: 10.

The trip includes:

• Kayaking tuition - tailored to your previous experience and ability.
• Visit to a secluded beach.
• Delicious, healthy snack - with a choice of: meat, fish or vegetarian option.
• Ice cold soft drinks.
• Extremely comfortable premium kayaks.
• Free use of waterproof cameras.
• Free taxi transfers.

Prices:

• Standard Price: US $ 100 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 90 per person.
• Child (under 16 years of age) Price: US $ 80 per person.
• Group DISCOUNT of 10% - For bookings of 6 or more people.
• Loyalty DISCOUNT of 10% - For bookings of 2 or more trips in a month.

Egmont Trip

Distance:.85 miles   /   620 km

 

Duration: 10 am – 3 pm

(During certain times of the year when the winds are particularly high the route of this trip can vary slightly in order to account for the conditions).

We begin with route and safety briefings on the dock, followed by some kayaking technique tuition which includes essential tips to help you get the most out of the trip. – We focus on teaching our guests to kayak with the best possible technique through our comprehensive and concise ‘out of water / in water’ instruction session. Depending on the number of people in the group and their experience levels, this generally takes between half an hour to an hour before we set off on our adventure and greatly improves your ability to paddle in the ocean.

Glide alongside the magnificent Mangroves of Benjy Bay learning about the unique ecosystems and wildlife as you go. Cruise above a vibrant, turquoise sand patch surrounded by corals and sponges and enjoy the uplifting effect of the ocean. Feel the excitement of paddling towards the horizon between the private Calivigny Island and the uninhabited Hog Island and truly experience the serene wonder of the surroundings. As you approach Hog Island from the east, the currents guide you along its south coast where you float above coral reef and reach a peaceful, secluded beach. As lunch is laid out for you, you have the option to swim in the warm, shimmering sea or just relax with an ice cold drink. After leaving the beach you kayak around to the west side of Hog Island and drift alongside the base of Mount Hartman, a beautiful wildlife reserve that’s home to the critically endangered Grenada Dove. After exploring the site of some Cuban ship wrecks that were abandoned after the revolution in the 1980s, you complete the circumnavigation of Hog Island by passing under the bridge that connects it to the mainland. From there it’s a straight paddle back to the tranquillity of Whisper Cove Marina.

Maximum number of guests per trip: 10.

The trip includes:

• Kayaking tuition - tailored to your previous experience and ability.
• Visit to the secluded beaches on Hog Island.
• Delicious, healthy lunch - with a choice of: meat, fish or vegetarian option.
• Drinks - with a choice of: beer or non-alcoholic option.
• Extremely comfortable premium kayaks.
• Free use of waterproof cameras.
• Free taxi transfers.

Prices:

• Standard Price: US $ 115 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 100 per person.
• Child (under 16 years of age) Price: US $ 85 per person.
• Group DISCOUNT of 10% - For bookings of 6 or more people.
• Loyalty DISCOUNT of 10% - For bookings of 2 or more trips in a month.

Hog Island Trip

Distance:.41 miles   /   5 .49 km

 

Choose from either the Egmont Trip or the Hog Island Trip.

By booking one of our guided Private Trips it guarantees that it will be only you and your friends or family on your kayak tour.

These trips are perfect for Birthdays, Honeymoons, Anniversaries or any other special occasion where you might prefer to experience a more exclusive excursion.

As well as including everything from our standard Egmont or Hog Island Trip you will also receive the choice of a delicious, organic Grenadian Chocolate cake, fruit cake or rum cake; freshly baked by the chef at Whisper Cove Marina. We will serve you the cake on the beach with your lunch or snack, so that you can celebrate your special day with a unique feast in paradise.

After completing the kayak trip we will also treat you to a complimentary rum punch or fruit punch from the tranquil bar at Whisper Cove Marina, where you can relax and continue to celebrate after a wonderful day on the water.

The trip includes:

• Everything from our standard Egmont or Hog Island Trip.
• Guarantee that it will be only you and your friends or family on the tour.
• Freshly baked cake of your choice, served on a secluded beach.
• Complimentary rum punch or fruit punch from the bar at Whisper Cove Marina after the trip.

Prices:

Private Egmont Trip

• Standard Price: US $ 180 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 160 per person.

Private Hog Island Trip

• Standard Price: US $ 200 per person.
• Student (SGU) & Local DISCOUNT Price: US $ 180 per person.

Private Trip

 

 
 
 

 
 
Conservation Kayak
Whisper Cove Marina
Lower Woburn, St. George
Grenada, West Indies

Phone (+1 473) 449 5248
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