Kayak Lessons for All

Our kayaking  taster lesson takes you through all the very basics of the sports including how to be safe when your on the water.

All our lessons include all the kit you need to have, including free wetsuit use (most other places charge extra). We have the perfect location for all levels, the sheltered shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour meaning everyone should feel confident.

We cover……..

  • Lifting and Carrying equipment
  • Basic controls
  • Tides and Weather
  • Some basic theory

Anyone can buy a boat with out any qualification or experience, although this sport is great it also can be hazardous. We have designed this course is to give you a better understanding and knowledge of the sport and to help you get the most out of it.

Price: £30
Duration: 1 hour
Age: 8+

Lessons can happen every day, please do email to arrange if nothing available on the booking system.


BC Paddle Start Award

The Paddle Start Award is really your first step into paddling. It’s an alternative and slightly more in depth version of our taster lesson. It lasts just 3 hours and goes through all the basics that you need to know to start your kayak journey. If you have your own kayak or looking to get one, then this is certainly for you.

Learn about the importance of clothing and equipment, how to get on and off the Water and the basics to help you get around.

For more information – Paddle_Start_Award

Duration 3 hours – Price £60

For other courses and award go to our BC Qualifications and Awards page.


Local Weather

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Tide times

Mudeford Quay

Tide times for 2 December 2023

Tide Time Height
High  00:30 1.6m
Low   07:01 0.9m
High  12:32 1.5m
Low   19:22 0.8m

Tide times for 3 December 2023

Tide Time Height
High  01:14 1.5m
Low   07:47 1.1m
High  13:15 1.3m
Low   20:08 1.0m