I love sea kayaking.

I love the Isle of Wight.

I love coaching people.

It’s always a pleasure therefore to be asked to deliver coaching and courses for groups. When the group is a multinational conglomerate from Greece, Portugal, Germany, Chile, the UK and Austria it becomes a challenge, and I like a challenge!

The aim of the week was to deliver a whole suite of British Canoeing courses which included some of the brand new coach awards. We succeeded in running the Core Coach, Sea Coach Discipline Specific Training, Coastal Navigation, Moderate Water Leader training and, only just, a Moderate Water Leader assessment – the weather nearly got the best of us on that last one, but a quick bit of jiggling the timetable around and some rescheduling of meetings and ferries and we managed it. 

The team spent the week in a stunning rented house in Totland, which I’m sure vexed a few locals, to have a continuous stream of soggy sea kayakers flowing through the quiet street. It was extremely comfortable, although the ongoing and relentless discussions (read: arguments) on the appropriate temperature that the heating should be set at provided much, and continued amusement for ‘those of me’ not staying at the house. 

We ran the week very much as a workshop type event. The more experienced and higher trained helped those of less experience, which added a really supportive feel to the 9 days. Those who were newly trained coaches achieved ‘logged experience’ and mentoring support in running coaching sessions for the others.

… And the conditions for the week were awesome! High wind, huge swell, flat calm, almost glassy surfaces, awesome surf and stonking tides.

     

Next year we will be running another course for the same group, and we’ve added a sheltered water week based in West Sussex next year as well which will include SUP for them as well.

If you’d like a similar week for your club or group then get in touch and we’ll put it together. 

Owen Burson (Chief Adventure Officer)

Get in touch | owen@adventureactivitiesuk.com  | 01983 755838

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Are you an Isle of Wight based AirBnB Host? Pride yourself on giving THE BEST local inside knowledge to your guests? Want to have a go at one of our awesome activities for FREE? Read on below!

We love Adventure and we know that as an AirBnB Host you’re your guests Travel Agent for the Isle of Wight, offering the best inside local tips and knowledge. We want to show you what we do so you can give your guests an unforgettable trip to the Isle of Wight. There’s no catch! We know that you are the most important people when it comes to your guests choice on what to do when on the Island!

On the weekends of the 9th/10th and 16th/17th June we are opening our doors and offering FREE Activities to AirBnB Hosts! All you have to do is call our booking office on 01983 755838 quoting ‘AirBnB’ to join one of our sessions. You can choose what you want to do from (Archery/Axe Throwing/ Mountain Boarding/ Climbing/ Kayaking & Coasteering). You may bring a plus 1 (Two people per booking Max). All our Activities are run and guided by trained professional instructors.

We will take a £5 refundable deposit per person which will be refunded on your arrival and presentation of AirBnB host status (show us your hosting dashboard on the App!).

Bookings will be taken on a First Come First Served Basis.

Please feel free to contact us on 01983 755838 or bookings@adventureactivitiesiow.co.uk if you have any questions!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Adventure Activities IOW Team

 

Family Kayaking Adventure


Kayaking on the Isle of Wight in Freshwater. Do you want to have fun paddling under cliffs, visiting caves and sheltered bays? Maybe, if you choose to, surfing ocean waves or riding the swells through the gaps in the cliff walls.
The aim of these two hour activities is a fun and safe introduction to kayaking in a stunning location, with family, friends or meeting new people who have a similar interest. You will be safe in the hands of the most highly skilled, experienced and well qualified kayaking guides on the Isle of Wight. You literally can’t get kayaking on the Isle of Wight like this anywhere else!

Kayaking for Families on the Isle of Wight. Do you want to have fun paddling on the open sea, experiencing the fun of paddling a double kayak and gain water confidence in expert hands? Maybe, if you choose to, you could try a single kayak. 

The aim of this one hour activity is a fun and safe introduction to kayaking in a stunning location – it is designed for families with children who want to stay together and have fun on the water. The focus is fun for everyone, but in a less challenging and committing environment than our adult kayaking adventures with the aim of building skills and confidence on the water.

You will be safe in the hands of the most highly skilled, experienced and well qualified kayaking guides on the Isle of Wight. You literally can’t get kayaking on the Isle of Wight like this anywhere else!

Day Trip Kayaking on the Isle of Wight. Kayaks are the best way to properly explore the stunning Isle of Wight coastline. You will be visiting coves, beaches, caves and if you are lucky with the weather getting out to the Needles!
Our full days are based on the highest quality touring sit on top kayaks available, Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros; We’ll be taking lunch with us and stopping to play between the rocks and go snorkeling in some stunning locations.

Adult Kayaking Adventure

Kayaking on the Isle of Wight. Do you want to have fun paddling under cliffs, visiting caves and sheltered bays? Maybe, if you choose to, surfing ocean waves or riding the swells through the gaps in the cliff walls.
The aim of these two hour activities is a fun and safe introduction to kayaking in a stunning location, with family, friends or meeting new people who have a similar interest. You will be safe in the hands of the most highly skilled, experienced and well qualified kayaking guides on the Isle of Wight. You literally can’t get kayaking on the Isle of Wight like this anywhere else!