Open canoes, sometimes referred to as Canadian canoes, are the perfect way to enjoy a river. Whether you want to relax as you glide serenely along or whether you want to tackle rapids and exhilarating water you are sure to find pleasure in canoeing.

Canoe experiences : Discover Award : Explore Award

 

Bespoke fun sessions and canoe trips

Canoeing is a great way to see the waterways of Britain. We are delighted to offer taster sessions, trips or an all round introduction to canoeing. A guided paddling trip can make a fantastic day out, popular venues include canals and the river Dart and Exe and their estuaries. Alternatively you may prefer a session packed with lots of fun and games for a great time. Suitable for groups both large and small. A great family day out!

Cost: £30 per person

Contact us to arrange your own canoeing adventure. Whole day journeys also available on request.
Discounts available for large groups.

 

British Canoeing Discover Award

The Discover award (formerly 1 star) is an entry level paddlesport certificate offered by the British Canoe Union. This 1 day course takes place just outside Taunton and covers all the skills needed to achieve the Discover award.

The course:
During the course you develop a better understanding of the fundamentals of paddling. You will look at equipment, be introduced to a range of paddling strokes and skills, learn self-rescue techniques, gain confidence in paddling and undertake a journey. We do our best to tailor the course to your needs, and there will be plenty of time to practise and gain full confidence in all the newly taught skills. The day aims to develop your decision making and practical skills as you become a more skilled and independent paddler.

What to bring:
Your normal paddling gear if you have it and some lunch. If you need to hire a boat or paddling equipment this can be arranged for a minimal sum. The course will include the option of getting wet with practice capsizes and rescues, so you will need dry clothing for afterwards and appropriate paddling clothing for the season – feel free to ring to discuss.

We will supply:
All safety equipment, boat, paddling gear and wetsuit if required, and some expert friendly coaching!

Cost: £65 per person

Course dates:
1 April 2019
6 May 2019
5 August 2019

If the above dates are not suitable then do contact us to discuss your requirements as it is often possible to arrange extra dates.

 

British Canoeing Explore Award

The Explore Award (formerly 2 Star) is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on the water to become independent on the water, go on self-guided adventures and know how to control your craft and stay safe on the water. This 1 day course covers all the skills needed for the Explore Award and takes place on sheltered waters near to Taunton.

The course:
During the course you will look at equipment, paddling skills, rescue techniques and undertake a journey. We do our best to tailor the course to your needs, and there will be plenty of time to practise and gain full confidence in all the newly taught skills. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confidence choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather.

What to bring:
Your normal paddling gear and some lunch. If you need to hire a boat or paddling equipment this can be arranged for a minimal sum. The course will include getting wet with practice capsizes and rescues, so you will need dry clothing for afterwards and appropriate paddling clothing for the season.

We will supply:
All safety equipment, the opportunity to try alternative craft, and some expert friendly coaching!

Cost: £70 per person

Course dates:
5 May 2019
12 August 2019

If the above dates are not suitable then do contact us to discuss your requirements as it is often possible to arrange extra dates.