3 hour Self Guided Tandem Kayak

  • kayaking

  • 3 hrs

  • Up to 12 people
  • pin

    Greater London, GB

  • ticket-price
    From
    £50.00
    / adult
  • ticket-price
    From
    £50.00
    / child
  • Description

    Our 3 hour Self Guided Tandem Kayak Adventures for 2 people are perfect for a picnic or lunch at The White Swan.

    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.
    Requirements

    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 person 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

    Itinerary

    As part of your micro-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 and wallet to take with you.

    The following is a suggestion, but it is your adventure, so you are welcome to reject this!!

    Having explored our picturesque section of the River Thames, just 20 minutes from Central London, you can land at the slipway of the beautiful and historic White Swan pub for a well deserved lunch and chat with friends and family. The pub will take bookings for tables inside the pub, unless it is a rugby or event day, and, if starting at 11:30am, we’d recommend booking for 1:15pm and ordering food on arrival. Tables in the garden are available on a first come, first serve basis overlooking the water and the infamous Eel Pie Island.

    Suitably fed and watered, you will return to your boats or boards for a post lunch paddle back to River Lane, where you’ll hand back your dry bag, buoyancy aids, paddles and craft, before heading off to explore Richmond Park (if you’ve got more energy to expend), or perhaps simply head back to your hotel to freshen up before getting married… yes, you read that correctly - it’s happened a few times now!!

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