Kayak Hire

  • kayaking

  • 1 hr

  • Up to 16 people
  • house-outline

    Salford Watersports Centre

  • pin

    Salford, GB

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • ticket-price
    / child
  • Description

    Discover the joy of Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Hire at Salford Watersports Centre, perfect for anyone looking to hone their paddling skills or just to enjoy some time on the water. Ideal for families, friends, and solo adventurers, each 60-minute session includes a brief introduction and a quick demonstration on paddling techniques before you venture out onto Dock 8.

    A safety team member will oversee activities from a distance, providing assistance only in emergencies. Children aged 8-16 must have an adult present, with those 11 and under required to be on the water alongside an adult (1 adult per 2 children ratio).

    Before You Book: For group bookings, please gather the email addresses and phone numbers of all participants prior to booking as you will be required to ‘Invite’ everyone to the booking once you have paid. It’s crucial that everyone in your group is informed of the below information and they are invited correctly as they will need to sign the disclaimer and question pack prior to attending. 

    Rules for a Safe Experience:

    1. Adult supervision is necessary for all minors, both in the water and around the centre.
    2. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who we suspect to be under the influence of alcohol, with no refund provided.
    3. Adherence to our clothing and footwear policy is mandatory for participation. Limited spare footwear may be available.
    4. Respect for all safety instructions and centre rules is obligatory.
    5. Dogs may join on kayaks only, under the owner’s responsibility, and must be wearing a lifejacket (not supplied) and leashed when not on the water.
    6. Activity is restricted to Dock 8. Please be cautious on the slipway as it can be slippery, use the designated mats.
    7. Spectators are asked to remain outside the gated area.
    8. Disrespectful or unsafe behaviour towards staff or fellow participants will result in immediate removal.

    Booking and Cancellation Policy:

    1. Complete all necessary forms and questionnaires before arrival to avoid delays.
    2. No refunds for lateness or missed sessions. Arrivals over 30 minutes late will be denied water access.
    3. Strict 72-hour cancellation notice required for refunds, requested via booking details and email to watersportscentre@scll.co.uk.



    1. Ages 8+ are welcome. Those 8-11 must be accompanied on the water by an adult; 11-16-year-olds need an adult present on-site.
    2. All participants must swim 50m confidently.
    What to bring

    Equipment Provided: 

    1. Buoyancy aids are mandatory and provided for all.
    2. Kayaks are solo, sit-on-top models for individual use.


    1. ALL Participants must wear shoes - Footwear must be water-appropriate, closed-toe, with solid soles (no flip-flops or sliders). Helmets are provided and required for those under 17.
    2. Wetsuits are optional but recommended (available for hire at £4 online or £5 on-site). Please wear swimwear underneath.
    3. If opting out of a wetsuit, ensure your attire is suitable for getting wet—think shorts, T-shirts, gym leggings, or active wear. Your top half and upper legs must be covered so please avoid wearing just swimwear, bikinis, or bare chests or you will be refused entry.

    Personal Belongings: 

    1. Lockers are available (require a £1 returnable coin).
    2. We recommend using a glasses strap if needed and advise against loose items on the water. SWC is not liable for lost/damaged items.
    3. Don’t forget a towel and a bag for wet clothes!
    4. Suncream
    5. Hat
    6. Water


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