Beginner courses

Beginner courses

Equipment hire

The price of the ‘Come and Try’ session includes equipment hire; for all other sessions equipment hire is not included in the price. We have some equipment we can hire directly (see here for prices) and we work with local hire companies where appropriate to make sure you have everything you need.

Please note that buoyancy aids are mandatory for all kayakers and canoeists, and advisory for paddleboarders.

PaddleSafe
This half day course aims to give you what you need to paddle safely in sheltered water environments such as canals, calm rivers and harbours.

Bitterne Leisure Centre | 4 hours | £65 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


PaddleSafe
This half day course aims to give you what you need to paddle safely in sheltered water environments such as canals, calm rivers and harbours.

Andark Lake | 4 hours | £65 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


Introduction to Paddleboarding
This course is for SUP beginners who need some basic instruction on getting started. We’ll introduce the equipment and the need-to-know essentials.

Botley | 2 hours | £30 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


Saturday Morning Junior SUP club
This is a paddleboard session for juniors (12 years+) with the emphasis on skills and games and a trip down the river. No previous experience necessary.

Swanwick | 2 hours | £30 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


Kayak Taster Session
This session is for people who haven’t tried kayaking before and would like to find out if it’s something for them.

Botley | 2 hours | £30 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


Come and Try
You will have the chance to try a sit on top kayak AND a sit in kayak AND a stand up paddleboard with coaching tips throughout.

Swanwick | 2 hours | £50 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates


Flat Water Kayaking Skills
We have 3 levels of flat water kayaking skills for everyone from complete beginner to independent and skilled flat water padders.

Swanwick | 7 hours | £60 | Please Login or Register to book | More info & dates