Thames Kayaking and Adventures:
For all your Summer Fun, Corporate Days, Camping Trips and Hen /Stag Parties.
Call us on +44(0)2035444315 or +44(0)7501440405
(About 4 hrs paddling with a full 3 course picnic).
You will be met at the nearest railway station and walk or drive to the riverside where you will find the kayaks all ready to launch. Here you will be offered a hot drink and you get a chance to meet your fellow paddlers. Once everyone has a drink in their hands, you will be given the Health & Safety Talk as well as tips for paddling and what to expect of your day.
Once everyone has their life jacket on, you choose a kayak and we help you settle in on the water.
You are now on your way, through the various locks and there are lots of water fowl, fauna and edible treats along the way. We have seen otters as well as the occasional snake having a swim, beautiful houseboats alongside abandoned boats, colourful narrowboats and amphibious vehicles. Every trip is different and the walkers along the banks are full of encouragement!
Everybody is hungry and thirsty after about 2hrs when we stop for a picnic lunch. The usual lunch table has a choice of 3 cold meats, a selection of up to 4 salads bread rolls & butter, followed by a dessert (maybe apple strudel and cream), plus a cheese board. Vegaterians are well catered for. Hot and ice cold drinks are available as well. The lunch stop is usually an hour long, depending how eager everyone is to get going again.
Back onto the water for about 2 hrs and more things to see and locks to negotiate.
At the end of the day, you walk or are driven back to the nearest railway station or where you have parked your car.
Cost: £58.00/adult and £40.00/child sharing a kayak with an adult.
Corporate Days / Team Building
Our Corporate Days/Team Building have been most popular.
Although the days are run along the same lines as our Full Day Trips, we make changes to suit the needs of the client. We offer games as well as kayaking and now also offer cycling as well.
As an example a day may look like this: The morning will follow the Day Trip itinary, as you will be met at the station, have a hot drink while receiving the usual talks and then onto the river. After about two hours kayaking including some kayking games, you will stop for our well known picnic lunch.
After lunch you can either kayak for about another two hours or play land based games like Beach Volley Ball/ Tug-of-War or Cycle back to the start point.
The cost of these trips are quoted on request.
All of the trips we offer included the following:
· Your own 2 man kayak, one seat has been removed to give you plenty of leg room. Our kayaks are the inflatable kayaks as they are more stable. This enables novice kayakers and non-swimmers to feel safe at all time. If you are bringing a child along, we put the second seat back in.
· A life-jacket.
· A guide for your complete trip
· Meet at the nearest railway station and returned to the nearest railway station at the end of the trip.
· A hot drink, while listening to our Health & Safety info and paddling tips and advice..
A nights camping after 2hrs paddling and 2 hrs padding on the second day.
We meet at lunch time on the first day, following a light lunch, Health & Safety Info and paddling instruction, it's onto the river. We paddle for about two hours stopping for afternoon tea and biscuits on the way. When we reach the campsite, the tents are all ready with all your camping requirements.
Dinner is a traditional South African Braai (BBQ).
All prepared while you relax and enjoy a hot shower.
After which you can sit and chat, retire for the night or have a drink at one of the local pubs.
The next morning a good English breakfast will be served.Then back into your kayaks and an easy three hour paddle with a stop for morning tea.
Once the trip is finished everyone is invited into the pub for a goodbye drink with your guide. You will then be driven to the railway station
All you need to bring are your toiletries, a towel and clothes.
Costs: £150.00/person sharing a tent, £160.00/person not sharing a tent and a child sharing a kayak with an adult £75.00 each.
Either a full day of kayaking and games with lunch or a custom made occasion.
We run these trip using the Day Trip basic, but add games instead of kayaking after lunch. We are open to your ideas and plans as well.
The camping trip makes a good weekend trip.
Cost on request once we have discussed your plans.
Our 2hr trip starts as the Full Day Trip does but finishes after 2hrs paddling, when you will be taken back to the nearest station.
As an extra the picnic luch can be added, either after the 2hrs paddling or before if you want to have an afternoon paddle.
Costs: For the 2hr Trip only- £40.00/person and £20.00/child sharing a kayak with an adult.
For the 2hr Trip plus the Picnic-£50.00/person and £30.00/child sharing a kayak with an adult
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