General Kayaking Links


British Canoe Union – the national governing body for all things paddlesport; has a full range of information from starting up in the world of canoeing to taking coach training courses

Pirate Sports – An Island based forum for kayakers and other adventure sports.

Swim to the BestivalWe are supporting this charity swim across the Solent

UK Rivers Guide Book – A quality site with extensive river and sea trip descriptions, with a popular chat room.

Solent Sea Kayaking – a blog based site for information on paddling around the Solent

South West Sea Kayaking is a new book by Mark Rainsley covering an area from the IOW to Cornwall – We have been involved in proof reading sections of this excellent book

Go Paddle – an online resource for all paddlesports

Seakayakwestberks – A good blog from Dave Tonkin, an experienced sea kayaker in Berkshire

Kayaking Clubs

Isle of Wight Canoe Club is the Island’s canoe club offering paddlesport opportunities to young people.

Tower Hamletts Canoe Club a very active club based in London

Hemel Hempstead Canoe Club – an active club based in…… Well!

South East Sea Kayakers a club based unsurprisingly in the South East for Sea Kayakers Sea Kayaking UK – Kayak Sales, SKUK approved repairer, Explorer CS (cedar strip sea kayaks)

Winchester and District Canoe Club a very active club in the Winchester area

Sea Kayaking Providers

Outdoor Guernsey – our friends over in Guernsey run kayak trips and activities in one of the most awe inspiring locations in Europe. Outdoor Guernsey’s qualified activity instructors possess a wealth of experience of Guernsey’s coastal environment and can provide an exciting range of activities. Kayaking is a fantastic way of exploring the coast, bays, beaches, inlets and islands around Guernsey. The cliffs, crags and rocks offer breathtaking climbing and abseiling, while the coastline provides awesome and very accessible coasteering.

Sea Kayak Malta – As it says on the tin; Sun, Sea and Sea Kayaking all run by Clark, a very freindly and knowledgable guy. One of our expedition desinations.

Exeter Canoes – A company based in Exeter: Courses and Sales; We work together on many projects

Studland Sea School Based on the beach at Studland Bay, our good freind Dan Scott runs the school that teaches Kayaking and fishing, and runs guided trips on Sit-on-Top kayaks. Dan also runs BCU star awards.

IOW Accomodation and Tourism

Sandpipers hotel complex is where we are based, it houses the Sandpiper hotel, Cafe and the Fat Cat bar amongst other facilities. the Isle of Wight tourism web site with information on travel, accommodation and many other useful things.

Whiteair is the islands extreme sports festival that is running 27th of August to the 2nd of September. It is a huge event attracting specialist sports people from all over the world.

Isle of Wight Luxury Apartments – it doesn’t get any better than this for self catering accommodation – views, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and games room.

Sport Hampshire and IOW – lots of details on sports and coaching

Red Funnel – Ferry travel

Total Travel – have information on the Island

Teachout – a resource for teachers looking for outdoor activities

Isle of Wight Tourism Pages – lots of information on the Island

Tourism and Information on the Island – Accommodation and other info

Island Breaks – Lots of Info

Tourism Web Site for the South East

Wight Llama Treks – Wight Llama Treks offers a range of guided walks through the beautiful West Wight countryside accompanied by llamas trained to walk on a rein and carry a pack. Treks range from 1½ hour Family Trek, the 2½ hour trek with drink and home-made cakes, and a very special Sunset and Champagne trek.

Isle of Wight Tourism Activities – Lots of info about activities on the IOW

General Links

Days gone by – nostalgia based shop on the Island

T4 Forum – for all things VW T4 Van related specialise in equestrian photography, but are expert sport photographers.

Lyon Equipment are one of our equipment suppliers.

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