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Kayaking & Canoe

Novice or experienced paddler; we have the activity for you in and around the Dorset Coast including Poole Harbour

Overview

Paddle the waters in and around the South Coast

Come and join one of our experienced instructors to discover the delights of kayaking and enjoy at least 2 hours on the water. Learn how to control a kayak and basic navigation and safety then put your newly acquired skills into practice exploring either river, Swanage Bay (groups of 6+) Poole Harbour the second largest natural harbour in the world or the surrounding Jurassic coastline.

Done Kayaking?  Why not learn the art of Canadian Canoeing

This ancient sport (before kayaking) was developed by the native peoples of North America when canoes were used for travel and fishing and were made out of tree trunks. Thankfully, we’ve moved on a bit since then! In a fun introductory session, you’ll be taught new skills and get to experience paddling a canoe in tandem and solo. We’ll then put your newly acquired skills into practice exploring either river, Poole Harbour or the surrounding Jurassic coastline.

Like a bigger challenge?

With our qualified instructors, you can experience the thrills of whitewater in Dartmoor, Exmoor, Kent or even Wales. Paddling in tandem you can conquer rivers such as River Dart, River Exe, River Medway or the magnificent River Wye. Choose from a day trip or an expedition led trip over a few days camping out! Please contact us for further details and prices.

FAQs - The Essentials

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What type of kayaks do you use?

The kayaks are the sit-on type. They are incredibly stable which enables us to focus on the fun side of the activity rather than teaching you to stay upright in the kayak

How long will the session be?

The session lasts three hours and you will have at least two hours on the water

What do I need to bring?

Dress appropriately for the weather, waterproofs and spare clothing , but no jeans or tracksuit bottoms.  Old trainers are good for footwear

Where will we be kayaking/canoeing?

We kayak mainly on the river Frome by Wareham Quay, around the beautiful Swanage Bay and the two piers, and weather dependent, trips to Old Harry’s Rocks a World Heritage site

What is the minimum age?

Eight years and accompanied by an adult

What is the minimum group size?

The minimum group size is 5 and then 6 for the Swanage Bay location. If you have a smaller group number then we attempt to join you with another group to enable you all to get out and enjoy the water

Is there a minimum swimming requirement?

Everyone should be able to swim and you will be provided with buoyancy aids.

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5/5

Lots of Fun!

We went sea kayaking, and the guys ran it so well. They were organised, enthusiastic, knew what they were doing, and looked out for everyone. Highly recommended!
Emma Taylor

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Brilliant!

Wasn't sure quite what to expect. Sam, their instructor took 10 of us out in two 'man' kayaks. We looked at various parts of Swanage and Old Harry from our Kayaks. We all had a good laugh doing some silly competitions. Our ages ranged from about 10 through to 65 and none of us had any previous experience. Sam made it very safe and couldn't do enough for us.
Three of us are now thinking about buying Kayaks, that says something!
Brilliant!
Nicholas

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5/5

Wonderful Trip


We had a wonderful kayaking trip to Old Harry Rocks from Swanage. The kayaking was great fun but the really beauty was the unique view of the scenery and wildlife. It really was a fantastic trip which my 11 year old son and I both loved. The team were very professional and friendly to be with, providing as much help as you needed. I would not hesitate to do this trip again.

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