Paddlesport Taster for Canoe, SUP, Sea Kayak and Sit-on-Top Kayaks

Paddlesport Taster for Canoe, SUP, Sea Kayak and Sit-on-Top Kayaks

£ 59

Barry, Wales

Paddlesport Taster for Canoe, SUP, Sea Kayak and Sit-on-Top Kayaks
Taster
Guides & Tours, Lessons & Courses
Barry, Wales
Cancellation: Flexible
Duration: 3 hours
£ 59

Activity Highlights:

Discover the joys of paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing with our Paddlesport Taster Session in the peaceful waters of Barry Docks, Wales! This experience invites you to discover the magic of paddlesport. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time adventurer, this session is tailored to introduce you to the world of sit-on-top kayaks, canoes, sea kayaks, or paddleboards in the calm embrace of Barry’s dockside waters.

Key Details

  • Location: Barry Docks, Wales (exact meeting point is given after booking)
  • Equipment: All equipment and wetsuit hire included
  • Facilities: Free parking, changing facilities, and safe access to the water via slipway or pontoon
  • Duration: 3 hours for paddleboarding, canoeing and sit-on-top kayaking, and 2 hours for sea kayaking

Activity Highlights

  • Equipment Introduction: Begin your adventure with an informative introduction to your watercraft. Choose from sit-on-top kayaks, canoes, sea kayaks, and paddleboards. 
  • Basic Skills Instruction: Our expert instructors will provide essential paddling instructions, ensuring you feel confident and secure as you embark on to the water. Discover the fundamental strokes and techniques required to navigate your chosen craft effectively.
  • Scenic Exploration: Enjoy a serene paddle around Barry’s calm docks and take in the tranquillity of these sheltered waters, with opportunities to observe local wildlife.
  • Guided Adventure: Our experienced guides will lead you on a paddling adventure through the peaceful dockside environment and further out, depending on your confidence and ability level. 
  • Safety First: Your safety is our priority. We provide all necessary safety equipment, including personal flotation devices (PFDs), and offer guidance on water safety practices.

Who Can Participate

  • Paddlesport enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to experienced paddlers.
  • Families, friends, and groups looking to share an enjoyable outdoor experience.
  • Individuals seeking a serene escape to reconnect with nature and the water.

Prerequisites

None, this is an entry-level activity.

Why Choose Us

Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. With our Paddlesport Taster Sessions, you’ll receive expert guidance, access to quality equipment, and a welcoming environment. We provide the foundation for your paddlesport journey, ensuring you feel confident and prepared to explore this exciting world further. Join us for an unforgettable experience on the water! We have follow-on and more advanced courses as well.

Getting there

From Cardiff, you can take a train from Cardiff Central Station to Barry Island Station. Trains run regularly and the journey typically takes around 30 minutes.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that can get wet.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • A sense of adventure and a desire to explore.
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What's Included:

  • All necessary equipment
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Buoyancy aid hire
  • Watercraft and paddle hire
  • Access to free parking
  • Use of changing facilities

What's Not Included:

  • Please bring rubber-soled footwear

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available

Frequently Asked Questions

The taster session is suitable for most people who are excited to try paddlesports. If you have any concerns regarding suitability, then please put a note in the booking request form above. 

The course is based at Barry Dock 1 in Wales, offering safe and sheltered waters for your paddling sessions.

The course fee includes all the necessary equipment, including wetsuit hire, buoyancy aid hire, watercraft and paddle hire, as well as access to parking and changing facilities.

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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 

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 

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

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

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