4 hr Self Guided Tandem Kayak Adventure

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  • 4 hrs

  • Up to 12 people
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    Greater London, GB

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  • Description

    Our 4 hour Self Guided Tandem Kayak Adventures for 2 people are just right for an extended picnic and swim by the riverside..... (you might even squeeze in Lunch at The Anglers if you are quick).

    Your session begins with a 15 to 20 minute safety briefing and introduction to paddling before taking to the water for your journey into the Back of Beyond...

    1. Paddle the water between Richmond Bridge and Teddington Lock.
    2. Explore the islands and riverside jungle as you go.
    3. Stop for a riverside picnic and swim.
    4. Visit a riverside cafe or pub.

    Anyone taking to the River on a Self Guided Tandem Kayak Adventure must:

    1. be able to swim 50 metres..
    2. be able to paddle independently without assistance.
    3. be accompanied at all times when on the water by an adult if under 18 years.*
    4. wear their buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water.

    *The adult to child ratio on the water is 1 adult to 2 children.

    What to bring

    You are going to be paddling beautifully stable 2 seater kayaks but due to the nature of the activity, there is a chance that you may get wet.

    For advice on what to wear on your adventure click here


    As part of your adventure, you’ll receive a (re)introduction to paddling, along with some guidance on where to paddle, and we’ll provide you with a dry bag that you can use to pack a towel, spare clothes, phone, wallet and (more importantly) food to take with you.

    Pack your hamper into your craft (some people also decorate their canoes as well, but we’ll leave that to you to decide) before launching onto the Thames to journey along the river between Richmond’s iconic bridge and riverside and Teddington Harbour. Having paddled upstream you can raft up, or moor up for a swim, and then enjoy your picnic.

    Once you’ve eaten all of the ‘quintessentially English’ cucumber sandwiches you possibly can and have enjoyed a refreshing elderflower pressé (!) you can paddle downstream past the islands and backwaters to Petersham Meadow from where you can wander along the riverside or walk up to Richmond Hill to enjoy the view that Turner so loved!

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