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The Self Guided Kayak Adventure

Richmond
kayak - Up to 6 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.


You will be supplied with buoyancy aids, which must be worn on all of our activities, beautifully stable touring kayaks, 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

It is a good idea to bring a re-useable bottle of drinking water to take with you.


Spare clothes and a towel are also recommended as is a change of footwear because your feet are very likely to get wet. These can be left in our vehicle at your own risk.


Most people wear board shorts, swimming shorts, running tights or leggings and a t-shirt. We provide a PFD (personal floatation device) for each of you, which must be worn on all of our activities


You must have footwear with you that you don’t mind getting wet. Flip flops are great and wetsuit shoes can also work.


If it is particularly sunny, it is recommended that you wear sun-cream, long sleeves and a hat. Sunglasses are also good. Be aware that can they sink quickly... so do not bring your best pair.


Please note that there are no toilets or changing facilities at River Lane, but there is woodland at River Lane that some people choose to change in.

Requirements

The kayaks that we use are 14'0 long single touring kayaks. Paddlers, particularly younger paddlers, need to be strong enough to paddle this size kayak.


We have had 8 year old children paddle them easily and 14 year olds struggle. As a parent you know your child the best. Are they strong enough?

Itinerary

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.


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

Cancellations

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

Cancellation


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

  1. 14-8 Days before the course date 50% of the total course fee
  2. 7-0 Days before the course date 100% of the course fee


Refunds 


Please note that failure to attend the lesson, trip or session 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 lessons, trips and sessions


Rescheduling is permitted but, if requested within 7 days of the initial date of the lesson, trip or session, 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 lesson, trip or session if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any lesson, trip or session 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.


For any lessons, trips or sessions, which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances such as thunderstorms and high winds; instructor or guide sickness; lesson, trip or session 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 lesson, trip or session and we will offer paddlers as many dates as possible to participate in their session. Please note that a refund is not available 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


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






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Where we'll meet

Please meet at the end of River Lane beside the slipway.

Back of Beyond Adventures
£35 per person

Mon, 3rd Aug
10:00 - 12:30 · 6 spaces left
Mon, 3rd Aug
10:20 - 12:50 · 6 spaces left
Mon, 3rd Aug
10:40 - 13:10 · 6 spaces left


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