What is Canoeing?
A long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
The majority of canoes made today, however, are manufactured of a tough but light aluminium alloy. This type of canoe contains an air pocket in either end to ensure flotation. Modern canoes are also made of fibreglass or plastic. They usually accommodate two paddlers kneeling, propelling the canoe with a single bladed paddles.
What will I be doing during the Canoeing session?
The paddler faces forward, grasping the single bladed paddle and dipping the blade 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 Canoeing?
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 do Canoeing?
Call of the Wild’s canoeine 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. It is an fantastic way of viewing the Welsh countryside.We can also arrange canoeing trips to other parts of the UK for fun or training purposes.
Duration/Length of the Canoeing 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 3 – 4 hours.
“Thanks for a fantastic hen weekend. Everything I wanted and more.” Donna Ramm
When can I do Canoeing?
We operate our canoeing sessions in 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 Canoeing?
For your kayaking 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. You will also be given boats and paddles.
Good combinations of activities
Canoeing is 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 also 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. Obviously be aware there is a risk of your camera getting wet especially if you are on a river journey.
Take away a video or photos
We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst canoeing. 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.
Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show in the office after an outdoor team building event..
” is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”
“Basecamp is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”
If any of the above interest you, contact us now!