We recently had a film crew over from NDR TV who filmed one of our sea kayak trips in Jersey to Seymour tower. This featured on Nordseereport on Sunday 26 August 2012.
The filming was fun as we had all the crew on kayaks.
We had just 24 hours notice as the crew had planned to film some board surfing…but there was no surf. Luckily we happened to have the key to Seymour Tower so the crew could get shots inside and views from the top of the tower.
Conditions were calm and the film crew were willing to do something different when the boat they were due to film from was unable to join us. They had a couple Go Pro cameras and lots of “Gaffer tape” to attach them to the kayaks. The crew seemed pretty relaxed about kayaking with lots of very expensive film gear on the kayaks.
Staying at Seymour Tower
Seymour tower is about 1 mile offshore on the east coast of jersey and is surrounded by a maze of gullies which fill and empty very quickly. At times the rise can be up to 3” per minute with some fast currents. The area is therefore a place you should treat with respect whether you are exploring on foot or by kayak. If you do not have local knowledge go with a guide.
Guided walks to Seymour tower are sometimes called “Moonwalks to Seymour tower” due to the strange terrain. However, this description does not do justice to the range of marine life you can observe. It is certainly not a barren place.
Sea kayaking adventures in Jersey
The kayaking in Jersey film shows the trip from La Rocque harbour to Seymour tower. You can either kayak or walk over to stay overnight (with a guide) in Seymour tower. We organise both kayak and walking trips. If you kayak over it’s usually easier to get a booking because you can stay there when it is neap tides and not possible to walk over.
Though the TV programme is in German it’s pretty easy to follow with lots of great images.
The video also shows the interior of Seymour tower. This is handy for anyone wondering what the inside of Seymour tower is like when planning an overnight stay.