There are lots of great places to paddle in the Southwest. Kayaking is a popular recreational sport that covers a wide range of disciplines and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Why not give it a try and discover why so many people love spending time on the water?

 

Bespoke fun sessions and kayak trips

Kayaking is great fun! We are delighted to offer taster sessions, trips and a fantastic introduction to kayaking. Be prepared to get wet and to have a great time with lots of fun and games thrown in, or alternatively we can organise a guided trip along a carefully selected waterway. Suitable for groups both large and small. A great family day out!

Cost: £30 per person

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

 

Kayaking experience

Come and enjoy a session of kayaking or canoeing and find out why we think paddling is such fun! We have a range of open paddling experiences scheduled. All equipment is provided and no previous experience necessary.

Cost: £25 per person

Session dates:
21 August 2017: sea kayaking experience
24 August 2017: kayaking experience
27 August 2017: sea kayaking experience

 

Introduction to Kayaking course

This course is a great all round introduction to kayaking. No previous experience is needed. This course will set you up with all the skills you need to take up this fantastic sport. All equipment is provided. The course takes place on calm sheltered waters near Taunton.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a date, or alternatively choose from one of the open session dates below.

Cost: £50 per person.

Course dates:
16 August 2017
24 August 2017
25 October 2017
18 November 2017
 

BCU 1 Star kayak course

The 1 Star award is the 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 1 Star award.

The course:
During the course you will look at equipment, be introduced to a range of paddling strokes and skills, learn self-rescue techniques, gain confidence in capsizing 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 details of what the BCU 1 Star includes may be found in the 1 Star syllabus.

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 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:
11 August 2017
24 September 2017
18 November 2017

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

 

BCU 2 Star kayak & canoe course

The 2 Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. This 2 day course covers all the skills needed for the BCU 2 Star and takes place in both kayaks and canoes 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. The details of what the BCU 2 Star includes, and the prerequisites, may be found in the 2 Star syllabus. At the end of the course candidates will receive a BCU certificate (£6 BCU members or £7 for non-members) or, if more work is required to achieve the desired standard, a personalised action plan.

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: £125 per person

Course dates:
26-27 October 2017
9-10 December 2017

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

 

Introduction to white water

Once you have mastered the basics on flat water you may be wanting to try your hand at paddling white water. This course is designed to make that introduction as you are led by a qualified BCU coach on a journey down a stretch of the river Dart.

The course:
During the course you will look at the equipment you may need for white water paddling, learn how to handle your boat on moving water, and be introduced to some basic rescue techniques. 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.

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. You will need dry clothing for afterwards and appropriate paddling clothing for the season.

We will supply:
All safety equipment and some expert friendly coaching!

Cost: £65 per person

Course dates:
5 November 2017
26 November 2017
11 December 2017