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.

Kids Only taster session- Junior Paddle Start Award

1030-1230  taster session for juniors

2,9,16,23,30 April
7,14,21,28 May
4,11,18,25 June
2,9,16,23,30 July
6,13,20,27 August
3,10,17,24 September
1,8,15,22 October

Cost: £23.80 per person

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Adults Only taster session- Paddle Start Award

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

Sunday PM 1400-1600
3,10,16,24 April
1,8,15,22,29 May
5,12,19,26 June
3,10,17,24 July
2,7,14,21,28 August
4,11,18,25 September
2,9,16,23 October

Cost £23.80 pp

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Family Paddle Taster – For all ages from 6 up.

Saturday afternoon 1400-1600
2,16,30 April
14,28 May
11,25 June
9,23 July
6,20 August
3,17 September
1,15 October


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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).

  • 9 April
  • 30 April
  • 4 June
  • 2 July
  • 30 July
  • 3 September

Cost: £108.50 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 booked bespoke as a one to one paddler centred course

Cost: £280 per person

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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 £31pp

2nd April 1000-1300

6 April 1200-1500

16th April 0900-1200

23 April 1400-1700

21 May 1300-1600

30 May 0900-1200

5 June 1230-1530

18 June 1200-1500

16 July 1000-1300

20 July 1400-1700

29 July 0930-12030

30 July 1000-1300

4 August 1300-1600

17 August 1230-1530

27 August 0900-1200

30 August 1030-1330

3 September 1330-1630

18 September 1400-1700

1 October 1200-1500


4 May-1730-2030

25 May- 1730-2030

31 August- 1800-2100

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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.

16 April – 0930 – 1430
30 April – 1000-1500
7 May – 1300-1800
28 May – 0845-1345
18 June – 1300 – 1800
2 July – 1200 – 1700
16 July – 1200 – 1700
30 July – 1100 – 1600
13 Aug – 11.00 – 1600
27 Aug – 1015 – 1615
10 Sept – 1000 – 1500
24 Sept – 0915 – 1415
28 Sept – 1115 – 1615
1 Oct – 1300 – 1800
8 Oct – 0900 – 1400
15 Oct – 1300 – 1800 (sunset at 1807)


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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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