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.

Come and Try

This session gives you the chance to try 3 different craft to help you decide what’s right for you. Over the 2 hours you’ll get a chance to paddle a sit on top kayak, a traditional ‘sit in’ kayak and a paddleboard. With coaching tips as you go along, you’ll come away with a clear idea of which one works best for you. All equipment including boats, board, paddles and buoyancy aids supplied. Please note that this course needs a minimum of 2 people.


Swanwick | Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7EF | Grid reference [course_grid_ref] | Map

Previous experience needed for this activity:


Duration & cost:

2 hours | £50


As a course run on demand, you can choose a date and time to suit you ! Please let us know you’re preferred time on the Booking Form.

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