SMALL GROUP ETHOS We mainly deal in small groups of up to 6 people during any one activity, course or expedition. This unique ethos maximises everyone's enjoyment, experience and learning whilst guaranteeing everyone greater access to our world class coaching.
WORLD CLASS COACHING Our expertise and knowledge is based on personal achievements and experience. Being the only man to have kayaked the North Atlantic solo unsupported and a veteran of the UK's elite SAS guarantee's you will be in very safe hands!
LIFE ENHANCING EXPERIENCES We promote Health and Well-Being through adventure in the great outdoors whether on the sea in a kayak or on dry land trekking. Experiencing all that mother nature has to offer in a fun and risk controlled environment is a fantastic way of maintaining a healthy life style.
PB Adventures is a family business founded by Pete Bray, world record holder, adventurer, author and former Boat Troop member and Survival Instructor of the UK's elite 22 Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). We specialise in small group outdoor activity coaching and expeditions within the UK and beyond and pride ourselves on providing fun and adventurous life enhancing experiences for all levels of ability.
Whether you want to learn from scratch, enhance your current skills, advance via qualifications or participate in a world wide expedition, look no further for the ultimate sea kayak coaching and activities provider.
If land based adventure is your thing, then equally experienced, PB Adventures provide professional coaching in navigation, conservation, survival and camp craft.
From taster sessions to micro adventures, 5 day courses to week long overseas expeditions we guarantee the very best in outdoor skills coaching and will be there every step of the way through a risk controlled environment to ensure you fulfil your adventurous spirit.
Dave Kent - Jan 17 Pete took me up on Dartmoor to do my NNAS Silver Award. I couldn't have felt more at ease! Pete made it easy to learn and regaled me with his many stories. Despite having all the weather that nature could throw at us, I feel much more confident with navigation. Highly recommended!
Gary Sargant - Jan 17 I went on a bespoke navigation skills day with Pete and wouldn't hesitate to recommend PB Adventures. I had some navigation experience but was self-taught and wanted to make sure I had the basics down properly and to learn some more advanced skills. Pete made sure he understood my level and what I wanted to get from the day and tailored what we did. The day was invaluable and I have a much better grounding in navigation and am more confident about my skills as a result. It was mostly learning by doing which was much more helpful than lots of classroom learning for me. PB Adventures organised everything for me, and were helpful and flexible in making arrangements. The B and B was great too - comfortable room and the breakfast set me up for the day! A really fun and useful course for anyone who wants some tailored help to improve their navigation skills.
Gavin Bennett - 14th December 2016
Have recently returned from PB's Norway kayaking trip. What an absolutely awesome experience. We got to paddle with Orcas and Humpbacks, who thankfully weren't annoyed with our oo's and aa's. We even got to experience the Northern Lights on one night too.
Throughout the trip, we were looked after very well by Pete, who, as well as being an extremely competent kayak guide, is also a great cook.
He created a very strong group bond which enhanced the trip tremendously. I have already provisionally booked my places on next year's kayaking trips, agreed to take my younger son, and also intend going through my ISKGA training with Pete. I'm very much looking forward to tapping into Pete's massive knowledge reserves.
The backroom staff at PB's do a stellar job also, and any required admin is straight forward and simple. I cannot praise the company enough other than to reiterate that I fully intend using their services until my funds run out. Then I'm going to do overtime, to do some more. Thank you very much, PB adventures
Emma May - 10th October 2016 I attended PB Adventures kayak meet, and had a great weekend. I loved how the instructor tailored everything to what we wanted to do and what we wanted to get out of the weekend. He was very knowledgeable, not only for kayaking but interesting facts about the area as we paddled around. I even learnt things about Plymouth I did not know and I lived there for 3 years! As well as time on the water there was time to socialise around a top notch BBQ that was all organised and part of the package. It was all very smoothly run and a very friendly atmosphere and I will definitely be getting in contact with the company for other events. I would highly recommend this company.
Val Bott - 24th November 2016
In late Aug/Sep I enjoyed wonderful experiences kayaking and hiking with PB Adventures.
Pete is very knowledgeable about tide conditions on the river and sea. His basic and advanced teaching techniques are logical and easy to understand. With Pete's excellent feedback, encouragement and good natured humour, my confidence improved and I felt more confident paddling in bouncy water.
Going for a night paddle was fun and exhilarating. we began at dusk and while Pete stressed the importance of safety, and being constantly aware of reference points. On the return journey I was amazed he could remember every reference point in reverse order!
While hiking in Cornwall, Pete stopped along the way to give valuable lessons including map and compass reading, survival and fire starting techniques. On beautiful Dartmoor, Clint led the way. He was also an excellent guide checking his compass and map to ensure we were on the right route.
In the Brecon's Pete emphasized the importance of being aware of one's surroundings, wearing proper clothing and carrying proper equipment with regards to changing weather conditions and the possibility of hypothermia. A clear sky at the beginning of our ascent, quickly changed to a strong wind, pouring rain and thick fog out at the summit. It was an exhilarating, challenging and fun hike and I felt completely safe under Pete's guidance.
With my love of photography I was very pleased to be able to stop and take many photo's during the hikes without feeling rushed or being pressured to keep up. Clint and Pete were very kind in letting me do so.
I highly recommend PB Adventures; their excellent regard to safety, their attention to detail, their top notch guiding skills.