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Intro to Kayaking - 2-Day River Skills Course

£ 185

Newton Abbot

Intro to Kayaking – 2-Day River Skills Course
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 185

Activity Highlights:

Discover the exciting world of whitewater kayaking with our intro course, suitable for both beginners and experienced paddlers. Led by our expert instructor, Dan, this immersive 2-day experience will equip you with the essential skills and confidence to tackle grade 2/3 whitewater rapids with ease and poise.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days (discount available for booking the second day)
  • Location: Multiple locations across the UK and Europe
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Suitable for: All ages

Key Skills

  • Navigate grade 2/3 whitewater rapids confidently
  • Hone existing paddling skills
  • Learn white water specific techniques
  • Build confidence and poise on the river

What to Expect

Get set for a whitewater journey with a comprehensive introduction to kayaking on day one. Receive a thorough safety briefing, familiarise yourself with the equipment, and learn basic paddling techniques. Under Dan’s guidance, you’ll gain confidence as you practice on flat water and begin to understand the dynamics of river currents.

On day two, advance to mastering whitewater rapids as you refine your paddling manoeuvres, learn river reading skills, and tackle guided descents of grade 2/3 rapids with instructor support and feedback. Each session is designed to maximise learning and enjoyment in a supportive environment.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

While no previous kayaking experience is necessary, we recommend participants to be competent on flat water at a 2 star/explore award standard to fully enjoy and benefit from the course.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience, our team at RTB is dedicated to providing top-notch outdoor experiences. Founded by outdoor professionals with international competition experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge to every session. Our commitment to safety, personalised instruction, and environmental stewardship sets us apart. Plus, as a 1% for the planet business, we’re proud to give back to the outdoors with every booking.

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from experienced coaches
  • All necessary kayaking equipment
  • Access to prime river locations
  • A supportive and encouraging learning environment

What's Not Included:

  • Personal items such as clothing and toiletries
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

No previous kayaking experience is required, but being competent on flat water at a 2 star/explore award standard is recommended.

No, our River Skills Kayak Intro course is suitable for participants of all ages.

To ensure personalised instruction, we limit each session to just 6 participants.

If the course minimum isn’t met or water levels aren’t sufficient, we’ll notify you at least 3 days in advance to offer a postponed date or refund.

No, all necessary kayaking equipment is provided as part of the course package.

Accommodation is not included in the price. 

We can recommend local accommodation if needed. Please contact the adventuro team using the chat below to enquire. They’ll be happy to help!

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • 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.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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