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Frequently Asked Questions


Sea Kayaking

What is included in the price?
You are paying for the coaching and guiding only.

What extras will I have to pay for?
Transport to and from the venue.
Hire of any kit that you require.
£40 per boat per day.
£15 for paddle, cagoule, buoyancy aid, helmet and spraydeck per day.
Any certification fees payable to the British Canoeing Awars.
Any food and drinks.

How do I book my place?
Contact us by phone or email. Once we confirm the course with you, you can go ahead and pay by bank transfer.

What should I bring with me?
This depends very much on the local weather at the time, the sea temperature, and how likely you are to enter the water (rolling and rescues are a compulsory part of the BCU 3 star training and assessment). If you’re not sure on what layers and equipment you may need, give us a call.

For the Introduction courses bring with you:

  • Sun hat, sun glasses, high factor SPF sunscreen, lip balm, water or other fluids.
  • Base layers/rash vest.
  • A cagoule.
  • Beach shorts, neoprene shorts, or wetsuit if it’s a cold day.
  • Buoyancy Aid.
  • Spraydeck.
  • Footwear that will withstand the sand and saltwater.
  • Paddles.
  • A towel and a change of clothing.
  • Food and drink.

For the trips, navigation course and British Canoeing Awards training and assessment courses:

  • A helmet but also a sun hat, sun glasses, high factor SPF sunscreen, lip balm, water or other fluids.
  • Base layers.
  • Drysuit, wetsuit or dry cagoule/dry trouser combo.
  • Good quality footwear that can withstand the sand and saltwater.
  • Buoyancy Aid.
  • Deck.
  • Towline
  • Compass
  • Flask of hot drink.
  • A headtorch.
  • 2 glowsticks.
  • Drybags with spare clothing.
  • First aid Kit.

First Aid Courses

Can we hold the course at our clubhouse?
Yes. If the driving time from Hitchin to your clubhouse is less than 2 hours there will not be an additional charge. Get in touch if you’re not sure.

Is there a discount for a block booking?
Yes. If you want an exclusive booking for your club or group of friends,
£360 for a one-day course.
£660 for a two-day course.

Are other dates available throughout the year?
Yes. Get in touch to discuss possible dates.

What is included in the price?

  • You are paying for the cost of the course and tuition.
  • Paper, pens and summary notes are provided.
  • British Canoeing Lifeguards certification fees.
  • First Aid manual

What’s NOT included in the price?

  • The hire charge for the venue.

What should I bring?

  • Wear clothing suitable for doing exercises on the ground, possibly when it’s cold.
  • Your own refreshments.
  • Bring your own First Aid Kit.
  • Bring your Buoyancy Aid.
  • Bring your rescue gear.

Sea Kayaking


"Very informative course. Excellent aids and training materials. Definitely improved my knowledge and increased confidence as a first aider."



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