Kayaking & canoeing courses and trips

We offer a variety of kayaking and canoe courses for school and group bookings. We also run holiday clubs and private tuition for 8 years and up can be booked bespoke.

Junior Paddle Start- taster sessions for kids

10-1200  taster session for juniors

Sessions run  Every Saturday from 4 April  to 26 September.

Cost: £20.50 per person

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Paddle Start Award – adult taster session.

Experience your first session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. It aims to provide you with the basic knowledge to enable you to safely get in and out of your boat, make it move and return to your start point. This is your first step into the world of paddling, ensuring you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to the Discover Award

Saturday mornings 1030-1230
3,10,17,24 April
1,8,15,22,29 May
5,12,19,26 June
3,10,17,24,31 July
7,14,21,28 August
4,11,18,25 September
2,9,16,23 October
Sunday PM 1400-1600
4,11,18,25 April
2,9,16,23,30 May
6,13,20,27 June
4,11,18,25 July
1,8,15,22,29 August
5,12,19,26 September
3,10,17,24 October

Cost £20.50 pp

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If you would like a bespoke experience we run taster sessions for many of our water sport activities, including kayaking and canoeing at a time more convenient to you. These can be taken singly or in any combination of two or more activities. See our taster sessions for more details and prices.

British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards

Paddle Discover Award

Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.

1 day course (0930-1600).

  • 10 April
  • 1 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 31 July
  • 4 September

Cost: £98.60 per person

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For bespoke dates please contact us. 1:1 tuition available for this course at £173.20 pp

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Paddle Explore Award

Your Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddle sport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individual  approach. Developing your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft (SUP, sit on, open canoe or kayak) in a sheltered water environment.

2 day course

2021

17 and 24 April

8 and 15 May

12 and 19 June

10 and 17 July

7 and 14 August

11 and 18 September

Cost: £177.20 per person

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For bespoke dates please contact us. 1:1 tuition available for this course at £242.50 pp

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Check out our holiday club for various kayaking courses (8 – 16 year olds) across Easter, May and summer holidays.

Guided Trips.

Beach Trips – paddle in company to the Cuckmere Haven

Paddle a sit on top, or closed cockpit kayak down to the beach with our staff to see the iconic Seven Sisters and coastguard cottages from the river! We will be offering guided paddle sessions taking customers to the beach at Cuckmere Haven. The trip is for those who have done some paddling on flat water and will be approx. a 3 hour round trip.

A sea paddle in the haven may be possible dependant on tide height, wind and sea conditions on the day.

This trip runs on selected Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings in season, on appropriate tides with suitable windspeeds, if cancellations occur we can move dates.

Beach trip 3 hour £27.50pp

3 April 14 – 1700

4 April 15 – 1800

18 April 1330 – 1630

3 May 15 – 1800

31 May 1345 – 1645

3 June 17- 2000

19 June 17 – 2000

20 June 18 – 2100

27 June 12 – 1500

3 July 17 – 2000

18 July 16 – 1900

1 August 16 – 1900

15 August  1430 – 1730

29 August 14 – 1700

30 August 1445 – 1745

5 September 09-1200

19 September 09 – 1200

10 October 1230 – 1530

Sunset 3 hour paddle £27.50

21, 28 April ( 5-8 pm)

5,12,19,24 May (530-830 pm)

2,9,16,23,30 June7,14 July (6-9 pm)

21,28 July 4,11 August (530-830pm)

18, 25 August (5 – 8 pm)

Beach trip 5 hour trips £36pp

01 May 12 – 1700

16 May 1130 – 1630

13 June  1145 – 1645

11 July 10 – 1500

25 July 10 – 1500

31 July 14 – 1900

22 August 09 – 1400

26 Sept 1145 – 1645

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Alfriston trip on the River Cuckmere.

We will be offering a guided tour with one of our British Canoeing coaches up the river towards Littlington and Alfriston when the tides suit the journey, typical journey times are approx. 4 to 5 hours including a lunch stop. Starting and finishing at the Cuckmere centre this return journey is a trip up the idyllic Cuckmere Valley, you can paddle a kayak, sit on top or a Stand Up Paddle board. This is a days paddling, You must be able to paddle a kayak or SUP to embark on this trip. We will assess your ability before leaving the meanders so please be honest when you book or you may be turned away on the day! Taster sessions are available, please see above.
10 Apr 2021 10:00 15:00 River trip to Alfriston Information

17 Apr 2021 13:30 18:30

24 Apr 2021 08:15 13:15

01 May 2021 13:30 18:30

08 May 2021 08:45 13:45

15 May 2021 12:30 17:30

29 May 2021 12:30 17:30

12 Jun 2021 11:45 16:45

26 Jun 2021 11:45 16:45

10 Jul 2021 11:00 16:00

17 Jul 2021 15:30 20:30

24 Jul 2021 10:45 15:45

07 Aug 2021 10:00 15:00

14 Aug 2021 14:15 19:15

21 Aug 2021 09:45 14:45

28 Aug 2021 14:00 19:00

04 Sep 2021 08:45 13:45

11 Sep 2021 13:15 18:15

18 Sep 2021 09:00 14:00

25 Sep 2021 13:00 18:00

09 Oct 2021 12:15 17:15

23 Oct 2021 12:00 17:00

06 Nov 2021 10:00 15:00

Cost: £36 pp Inc. equipment. 4 -5 hour trip.
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Sea kayak touring.

Join us on bespoke kayak trips along the coast. Trips from Cuckmere or Eastbourne sites along the coast in Eastbourne bay, Cuckmere haven or along the seven sisters to the world famous Beachy head Lighthouse.

Trips are planned in around favourable weather conditions for competent paddlers.

30 May 2021 12:00 17:00

27 Jun 2021 11:00 16:00

10 Jul 2021 09:15 14:15

08 Aug 2021 09:00 14:00

12 Sep 2021 12:30 17:30

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01323 417023