Kayaking

What is Kayaking?

Sometimes confused with canoes. Kayaks have spray decks and are generally used on rougher water including sea kayaking. Originally an Inuit or Eskimo design with the boat consisting of a light wooden frame covered with watertight skins  with the kayaker using a double-bladed paddle.  Modern kayaks are typically constructed from plastic, wood, fabrics over wooden or aluminium frames, fibreglass, Kevlar or carbon fibre.

What will I be doing during the Kayaking session?

The paddler faces forward, grasping the double-bladed paddle and dipping the blades alternately on either side to propel yourself forward. Our qualified instructors will give you suitable tuition during the session to ensure you get the most out of the activity.

“Staff superb. I felt safe but challenged. They were excellent.” Antonia Grose

Who can go Kayaking?

No previous experience is required as we will choose a venue to suit your requirements and level of experience. You can start as young as 8 or 9 years old. We not only run sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

Where can I go Kayaking?

Our  sessions are based in South Wales, 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff. We use a number of rivers, canals and lakes in the area. We can also arrange kayaking trips to other parts of the UK for fun or training purposes.

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Duration/Length of the Kayaking session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 4 hours.

“Thanks for a fantastic hen weekend. Everything I wanted and more.” Donna Ramm

When can I go Kayaking?

We operate  Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to wear for Kayaking?

For your  session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit.

Good combinations of activities

Suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. It is our suitable for our wet and wild adventure day where in a single day you can sample kayaking and canoeing.

“Had an excellent time. Have recommended you to others. Many thanks.” John Knight

Can I use a camera?

Yes you can as there will be a limited opportunity to take photos.

Take away a video or photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst kayaking. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away . Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.