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Self Guided Sit On Top Kayak Adventure

Richmond
kayak - Up to 10 people

Description

A self guided adventure for couples, families or households is a great socially distanced way of getting into outside spaces and to explore a little closer to home.

Get dressed to get wet and enjoy a fun filled adventure with family and friends as you explore the island and waterways of the River Thames.

You will be supplied with buoyancy aids, which must be worn on all of our activities, beautifully stable sit on top (SOT) kayaks, kayak paddles and a dry bag for your needs. A guide will provide a socially distanced briefing before you journey into the Back of Beyond…. You may paddle between the iconic Richmond Bridge and Teddington Lock. Take the time to explore the islands and riverside jungle as you go.

Please note that all paddlers under 18 years of age must be accompanied on the water with a parent or guardian.

What to bring

You are going to be paddling sit on top kayaks and, due to the nature of the activity, there is a high likelihood that you will get wet.

For advice on what to wear on your adventure click here


Requirements

The kayaks that we use are single, sit on top (SOT), kayaks which are great for for younger paddlers and adults alike.

You should be confident on and around water, but you do not need to be able to swim.

If you are a weak or non swimmer, please do let your instructor know so that they are aware of it.

Itinerary

ARRIVAL

  1. CAR There is free parking on River Lane but it gets full very quickly especially on sunny weekends. So make sure to give yourself enough time to find parking
  2. BIKE You can lock your bike up along the fence at River Lane
  3. PUBLIC TRANSPORT it s a 20 min walk from Richmond train station, alternatively a bus goes from outside the station to the end of River Lane

WELCOME

Our friendly team will provide you with dry bags, PFDs (buoyancy aids) and your SOT kayak and paddle.

SESSION

You will receive a socially distanced briefing before taking to the River Thames for your journey into the Back of Beyond...

Paddle the water between Richmond Bridge and Teddington Lock, exploring the islands and riverside jungle as you go.


Cancellations

Full refund if cancelled 15 days or more prior to the activity.

Cancellation and Refunds 


In case you need to cancel the adventure, session or lesson, then following charges apply:

  1. up to 14 days prior to the adventure, session or lesson a full refund is available
  2. 14-8 day(s) prior to the adventure, session or lesson we will refund 50 % of the cost or offer a refund to a voucher valid for 12 months
  3. 7-1 day(s) prior to the adventure, session or lesson we will refund 50 % of the cost or offer a refund to a voucher (less £10 per person) valid for 12 months
  4. there is no refund for a cancellation on the day of your adventure, session or lesson.


Please note that failure to attend the adventure, session or lesson will not be eligible for refund whatsoever. The above charges will apply.

In the case where a refund is made to you by us, the refund may take up to 14 working days to be processed. Refunds will be processed using the same payment method that the original payment was made.


Rescheduling adventures, sessions and lessons


Rescheduling is permitted and, if requested 7 days or less to your adventure, session or lesson, will incur a rescheduling charge of £10 per person

Rescheduling is permitted up until the end of the last working day before your adventure, session or lesson, e.g. 5.00pm on Friday for a Saturday or Sunday booking, and will incur a £10 rescheduling fee per person, per change. Rescheduling fees must be paid immediately upon rescheduling.


  1. We reserve the right to change any part of a published adventure, session or lesson, if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any adventure, session or lesson and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known.
  3. We will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature.


Any adventures, sessions or lessons which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, (such as, but not limited to, thunderstorms and high winds: instructor or guide sickness; adventure, session or lesson is filled with a low number of paddlers, then, every endeavour will be made to provide a replacement instructor or guide, or to reschedule the adventure, session or lesson and we will offer paddlers as many dates as possible to participate in their session. 

Please note that we will refund onto a voucher, valid for 12 months, in this circumstance.


The location and date of the lesson, trip or session will be advised upon booking. We reserve the right to change the location and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. We will not be liable for out of pocket expenses due to cancellation or any other changes to venue or session.


Non Attendance


Non-attendance of any adventure, session or lesson, for any reason whatsoever is deemed to be a cancellation with no notice and payment is due in full.


Under 18’s


Under 18’s are not permitted to take a Self Guided Adventure or Session with Back of Beyond Adventures unless a parent or guardian is taking a Self Guided Adventure or Session with them. We reserve the right to request valid photographic proof of identity and age, so please bring this with you otherwise, where requested, you will not be permitted to take your adventure or session without a paying adult present. In this circumstance our cancellation and refund policy fully applies.








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£30 per person

Fri, 1st Apr
09:00 - 11:30 · 10 spaces left
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