We provide a safety briefing at the start of any trip. All participants must wear a buoyancy aid at all times on and close to the river. Absolutely no standing up in the boats permitted.
Splashing is of course permitted. We want you to have fun after all.
We strongly recommend you take and use a high factor sunscreen as the sun does reflect off the
water. Take a spare set of clothes as you never know….it may rain. (Also…….. see above)!
All ages are welcome as long as you can hold a paddle and children have to be accompanied by an adult.
Should you get tired, just call us and we have a safety boat to come and collect you.
All these and more safety information is listed in our water sports disclaimer.
[warning]These rules are non-negotiable![warning]
Maximum weight our 3 man Canadian canoes can carry is 364kgs (800lbs)
Children under the age of 5 years are not allowed in canoes.
Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult within the party and minimum age in a canoe without an adult in the same canoe is 12.
If you intend to fish you must have a current national rod licence (available from post offices.)
Arrive 20 minutes before your allocated launch or transport time. You will have a short safety induction and will be kitted out with buoyancy aids. If you are late for our transported trips unfortunately we may have to leave without you, meaning your trip may have to be cancelled or rescheduled without refund.
Buoyancy Aids must be worn and fastened correctly AT ALL TIMES on the river. If you are seen without a correctly worn buoyancy aid we will request you to correct the problem there and then or leave the river immediately and no refund will be given.[warning]Strictly NO standing up in the canoes.[warning]
Please keep all your belongings, buoyancy aids and paddles with you if you decide to go ashore for while. Any loss of our equipment will be charged at the full replacement cost.
Dogs are welcome.
What to wear
Loose light clothing. i.e. sports clothing and trainers. (NOT WELLINGTON BOOTS)
Remember a warm light long sleeved jumper as the water can reflect the sun making it very hot or cold depending on weather conditions which can change on your trip.
Bring Suntan Lotion.
A drink, chocolate bar, or picnic if you are planning to stop.
Bring a change of clothes (just in case).
What not to bring
Expensive jewellery, watches etc as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damages, however we do have a safe where we will lock up all your car keys etc for safekeeping.
Protect the countryside and wildlife by not leaving rubbish on river banks. Bring it back with you and we will dispose of it for you.