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.

Kayak Taster Session

Starting off can be difficult: the first time you take to the water just going in a straight line can be tricky and very often beginners find themselves on the same session as experienced paddlers. Usually this means the beginners feel under pressure to keep up and don’t get the time to experiment and learn. This session is entirely dedicated to beginners: wannabe paddlers who have never paddled before and want a relaxed session to take their first step under the guidance of experienced coach.


Botley | Botley Quay, Church Lane, Botley SO30 2UG | Grid reference [course_grid_ref] | Map

Previous experience needed for this activity:

Absolutely none.

Duration & cost:

2 hours | £30


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