Our kayak courses run all the year round, at weekends, evenings and school holidays. We cater for a wide range of abilities from absolute beginners to more advanced work on the open sea, kayak surfing, white-water rivers and rolling courses. Beginners courses are run on the ideally sheltered waters of Poole Harbour whilst more advanced courses venture further afield depending on the conditions and the ability of the group. Assessment for British Canoe Union awards is part of every full course. We have 10 different types of kayaks and canoes in our fleet.
All of our kayak courses are run by current UKCC paddlesport instructors of the appropriate level to the activity
Beginner Kayak Courses
This course starts with the very basics and then moves on at the speed of the group. You will learn the basics of kayaking including what to do when the boat capsizes
Improver Kayak Courses
For those with some previous experience. Suitable levels of entry are stated for each course. If, however, you have no formal certificates or are unsure of where your personal standard fits into the BCU scheme please contact the Centre and we will try to help
We have some of the most spectacular coastline to explore right on our door step. Come and kayak to some parts of Dorset you can only experience from the sea.
The trips are weather dependent but you could find yourself paddling along stunning cliffs, through sea caves, surfing or simply paddling in parts of Poole Harbour only accessible by kayak.
Harbour tours and short taster sessions
These are available on demand at certain times – minimum of two people required. Please contact the Centre direct for details.