Coasteering on Gower
Coasteering with us is on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, South Wales;
It’s an adventure that takes you swimming in deep water and going along, up, off and sometimes actually THROUGH our magnificent cliffs. Under the supervision of experienced guides, coasteering is a truly unique and thrilling way to explore the Gower coastline.
On your journey you’ll take on the exhilaration of cliff jumps, exploring caves, rock traverses and (possibly) see some awesome marine-life including seals, porpoise and otters. Whatever your adventure threshold or ability our guides are sure to give you a made-to-measure session.
Coasteering is definitely an activity for everyone to try; be honest about your abilities, be open to new things and trust us to provide you with a once in a life time experience. You can expect the session to last approximately 4 hrs from meeting to leaving, so about 3hrs of actual coasteering time.
Logistics: Half an hour from Swansea and an hour from Cardiff, this superb coasteer takes place from Rhossili National Trust carpark, Rhossili, Gower. Looking for transport? An 8 seater from Swansea Centre will cost £100 return and a 16 seater will cost you £160. To book a bus please contact Simon at https://www.swansea-minibus-hire.co.uk/contact-us and for a 10% discount with Simon please quote RIPNROCK.
Check out our Coasteering video.
Q. Do you provide the kit? A. Yes , we provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet and in colder months you’ll also be provided with a wetsuit hood, socks and thermal lined gloves.
Q. Do we need to bring anything? A. Yes, a pair of old shorts to be worn over our wetsuits(giving them much needed protection against the rocks-especially for the bumshufflers amoungst you). Your own footwear that you don’t mind getting wet (a walking boot/shoe or trainer with laces-sandal or wetsuit shoes aren’t suitable), swimwear for under the wetsuit, a towel and any medication you may need.
Q. Do I need to be a strong swimmer? A. No. The majority of our customers are not strong swimmers. If you are a non swimmer but are confident in the water in a buoyancy aid (which keeps you afloat) and can do some form of forward paddle such as a doggy paddle/breaststroke then based on previous observations, this should suffice. If you are a non or weak swimmer and do not have water confidence, then Coasteering probably won’t be an enjoyable experience.
Q. Do I need to be fit to go coasteering? A. A reasonable level of fitness is required. The session is approx 3 hrs long and entails sea swims, jumps and climbing in and out of the sea onto rocks. This is can be quite a challenge on the days where the sea swells are bigger and can take a few attempts to get back onto the rocks.
Q. Do I have to do all of the Jumps? A. No, jumps are optional. We always build you up to the big jumps, starting small. This allows our guides to coach you on jumping techniques and observe you. If you aren’t able to master the correct techniques our guides will not allow you to do the bigger jumps. The biggest being 10m on some days.
Q. Do you have age limits? A. 7yrs old is the youngest. No older age limits apply.
Q. What if the weather is bad? A. We’ll still go ahead in the rain. If the sea conditions are too dangerous we will offer an alternative such as canyoning or gorge walking(these are an hour away from our coasteering venues) If an alternative cannot be provided you will receive a full refund.
Q.Can I take pictures? A. Yes you are welcome to bring a waterproof camera to take pictures, this will be at your own risk. Some way of attaching the camera to you wrist/buoyancy aid is strongly reccommended.
Q. Can I spectate from the side if I don’t want to take part? A. There are areas where it is easy to spectate and some that aren’t so easy. Our guides will happily point out the coasteering route and potential spots to view from. This will be entirely at your own risk and you will not the resposibilty of the guide.