1.5 Hour Kayaking Nature Spotting Tour on the River Dee, Chester

1.5 Hour Kayaking Nature Spotting Tour on the River Dee, Chester

£ 25

Chester, Cheshire

1.5 Hour Kayaking Nature Spotting Tour on the River Dee, Chester
Beginner
Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 12
Chester, Cheshire
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
£ 25

Activity Highlights:

Launch on a serene journey with us as we venture upstream from Chester, navigating the calm waters of the River Dee. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a novice, our experienced guides will ensure you have a memorable experience spotting wildlife and engrossing yourself in the beauty of nature.

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Prices:
    • Child (12-17) – £22
    • Adult – £25
  • Location: Sandy Lane Park, CH3 5UL
  • Age Requirement: Participants must be over 12 years old; under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

What to Expect

As we paddle gently along the river, you’ll have ample opportunities to observe a diverse array of birdlife, including the herons and kingfishers that call the riverbanks home. Keep your camera ready to capture these magical moments as they unfold before your eyes.

In addition to birdwatching, keep an eye out for other fascinating creatures that inhabit the river, from playful otters to elusive water voles. Our guides will share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna, enriching your experience with interesting facts and stories.

We’ll be with you every step of the way to guide you, or we can jump in a tandem kayak together! Our guides will be more than happy to accommodate you if you wish to tandem with family or friends.

Location

Our adventure begins at Sandy Lane Park, conveniently located for easy access to the river. From this picturesque launch point, we’ll set off on our exploration of the river’s hidden gems, away from the distractions of urban life.

Prerequisites

No prior kayaking experience is necessary for this excursion. Our guides will provide all the essential tips and instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey for participants of all skill levels.

Why Choose Us

At our centre, we offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form. Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about sharing their love for the outdoors and ensuring every participant has an unforgettable experience. With a focus on safety and enjoyment, we provide personalised attention to each guest, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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What's Included:

  • Kayak or tandem kayak rental
  • Paddles
  • Safety equipment
  • Expert guidance from experienced instructors

What's Not Included:

  • Personal clothing and gear (see "What should I bring?" below)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

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  • Warm clothing suitable for watersports (avoid jeans and cotton T-shirts)
  • Waterproofs to protect against splashes
  • Swim shorts and a T-shirt for warm weather
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Spare pair of shoes for on and off the river
  • XL towel or changing robe for privacy while changing clothes

Session times are inclusive of signing in and gearing up, and can be expected to begin at your allotted start time. If you arrive early your instructor may still be on the water with their previous group or preparing for your activity.

If you are early and you identify your instructor, please feel free to go over and say hi, as it may be that you can begin to get ready.

On calm water trips, wetsuits are available on request for an additional £5 per person. You can add these to your session using the booking form below.

No prior kayaking experience is required. Our tours are designed to cater to beginners and improvers, and our experienced guides will provide all the necessary instructions and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Participants must be over 12 years old. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The River Dee is home to a variety of wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, otters, and water voles. While wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, our guides will help spot and identify the various species during the tour.

Yes, all necessary safety equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Our guides are also trained in safety procedures to ensure a secure experience on the water.

Extras / Options

The price per-adult is £25.

The price per-child is £22.

Select this option to add wetsuit/s to your booking at £5 per person.

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  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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