You'll be sharing your instructor/s but you'll be sure to meet some interesting people to add to the experience. The session will start with a safety briefing and some land-based training before heading out on the water for a guided tour. You'll be able to ask for technique advice along the way.
You must join a beginners session, before joining our reduced rate returning paddlers sessions.These sessions run at set times during the week. See our calendar for more information.
Prices for beginners lessons (your first lesson with us): 1.5hrs - £49, 2hrs - £57, 3hrs - £65 (N.B. there are currently special offers for weekday evening sessions & certain weekend sessions).
Prices for Returning Paddlers (every time you come back): - 1.5hrs - £20, 2hrs - £22, 3hrs - £24
Why not have an instructor/s all to yourself / group? We can arrange these sessions at a time to suit you. We run these sessions primarily as a guided tour, and can include some of the following options if requested: short races, technique training / exercises, games, or a short drink-stop. We usually create private sessions on request, so please get in contact if you'd us to create one at a time and place to suit you.
Prices for small groups (1-4): 1.5hrs - £65 for the first person and £29 for each subsequent person. 2hrs - £80 for the first person and £35 for each subsequent person.
Prices for larger groups (5+): 2hrs - £99 for the first person and £35.00 for each subsequent person. 3hrs - £125.00 for the first person and £40.00 for each subsequent person.
More information on our equipment hire page.
SUP HIRE - You can hire from our Paddington base if you have previous experience and can demonstrate how to safely manoeuvre a paddleboard. You must take the Grand Union Canal route, as you are not allowed to traverse The Maida Hill Tunnel.
To hire on the tidal Thames (Kew Bridge / Putney) you must first take a beginners lesson, regardless of your ability. You may then have to join a number of returning paddlers sessions (same price as a hire) before being able to hire on your own.
You can also hire equipment to take away with you on holiday.
CANOE HIRE (PADDINGTON ONLY) - No previous experience necessary. You must take the Grand Union Canal route, as you are not allowed to traverse The Maida Hill Tunnel.