FAQs - Trip Preparation

Do I need any particular skills to do a trip?

No particular skills or previous experience is needed. You dont even need to be a swimmer.

Do I need to be fit to do a trip?

No particular fitness is needed other than being normal/healthy weight for your age and height and have a positive attitude towards the outdoors. Engage with the elements and put in the effort when it’s needed. Have a good read of the ‘Trip Details’ on the booking page for trip data including the distances for each trip.

What equipment is included in the price?

Your 15.5ft stable sit-on-top kayak, paddle and buoyancy are included in the price. Decked touring kayaks (with spraydeck) are available upon request at a charge of £20 each. You will be asked for a certificate of competence OR demonstrate a basic wet exit drill and an assisted recovery in order to paddle the touring kayaks.

What do I need to wear?

Your confirmation email will give you guidance on what to wear – you don’t need any specialist kayaking gear and we recommend layering your clothing. Avoid all denim and cotton items!

Do I need to bring anything else with me?

Your confirmation email will provide detail but in essence you only need to bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of drinking fluids. There is plenty of packing space so bring along as much as you like and we always recommend extra warm clothing.