Happy Explorer

We have a dream of getting people outside more, reconnecting with nature and feeling fully alive! 

Our outdoor adventures include guided glass bottomed kayaking, giant paddleboarding, wildlife watching, walking, exploring and foraging in secret places on the Isle of Man.  We also offer outdoor based wellbeing and adventure retreats.  

Contact us to arrange your own custom adventure or browse and book upcoming events.

Take a look at our upcoming activities

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Our Happy Customers!

My 13 year old nephew and I had a fantastic time yesterday. Despite initial nerves, Andy at Happy Explorer made us both feel safe and confident. The kayaks are great for seeing what you normally wouldn’t, we learned how to navigate wind and current and the seals following us.. was a magical experience. Would definitely do again and recommend to others.


Kate Lord

Such an amazing weekend recently had at the ‘fully alive’ retreat. All you could wish for in one place. Stunning accommodation, amazing hosts, action packed adventures, relaxing mindfulness activities, likeminded souls, beautiful nourishing food, lots of fun around the camp fire dancing….the list just goes on…I would highly recommend attending any of Happy Explorers retreats or one of Andy’s future activity sessions.


Glenda Costain

Brilliant afternoon on the glass bottom kayaks. Andy was very knowledgeable on everything, from what seaweed is edible to info of the local surroundings, really entertaining and plenty to see, the water was so clear. Will be heading out again to try and encounter dolphins or a basking shark and view through the glass. Thanks for a memorable experience with Happy Explorer. We look forward to next time.


Andy De Banks

Our most popular events

Not sure what adventure you want to do next! Take a look at some of our most popular events for inspiration.

Glass bottom kayaking

Discover the coasts & rich marine wildlife of the Isle of Man in our glass bottom kayaks.

These sit on tops are super stable (you are below the water line and suitable for complete beginners of any age.  We have plenty of doubles and children or less confident paddlers are welcome to share with the more experienced.

Fully Alive Adventure and Wellness Holidays

These Fully Alive – 5 Day Adventure & Wellness Retreat in the Isle of Man include outdoor experiences such as group paddle boarding, glass bottom kayaking, walking and re-connecting with nature, foraging and meditation in a cave!
People having fun and jumping from a rock in to the sea on the Isle of Man


Andy North has qualifications in First Aid (Mental and Physical), Mountaineering, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Forest Therapy and Mindfulness. 

He has been involved with adventure, wildlife, wellbeing and leading groups for the last 35 years.

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