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Self launch your own craft

other - Up to 50 people


We are really pleased to offer you the opportunity to launch your own craft from our slipway at The Boathouse. Launch your kayak, canoe or paddleboard, just pre-book your day/s and use our slipway between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours. You can really make the most of your time with us by enjoying the hospitality of The Boathouse for fabulous food and drink before or after your trip.

The fee is just £5 per craft per day with all profits going direct to Dorothy House Hospice in Bath.

Anybody turning up who has not pre-booked may have to be turned away depending on numbers already booked for that day.

At the end of your booking process, you will be asked to advise of your intended time of arrival so please don't forget to complete the form.

N.B. When asked to confirm the number of persons attending, please just submit the number of craft but add the names of all persons attending at the end on the attendee details

It is strongly advised that ALL participants who are self launching wear a buoyancy aid.

Please be aware that current Covid guidelines will be applied and by booking this activity, you are declaring that you will adhere to any government guidelines set out at the time of your activity. Should you suspect or believe that you are suffering from any Covid symptoms leading up to or on the day of your activity, you will immediately notify Channel Kayaks and take all precautions/safety measures recommended at the time.

What to bring

  1. Your own Paddleboard, Kayak or canoe in a safe useable condition.
  2. Suitable clothing and refreshments for your activity.
  3. Buoyancy aid for each person taking part.


  1. As this is a self launch session, Channel Kayaks will only cover you for the safe use of their slipway.
  2. You will already have a working knowledge of your own craft.
  3. You will accept full responsibility for the same and your own health and safety once on the water.
  4. It is STRONGLY advised that all participants wear a buoyancy aid/pfd.


Turn up with your own Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard and have fun on the River Avon.


Full refund with 72 hours notice.

Hopefully you won't find yourself having to cancel your booking with us but if you're in the unfortunate position where either the full group or a member of your group needs to cancel, the policy is as follows:

72 hours notice or more in writing:

FULL refund of all or any non attending persons in your group.

48 - 72 hours notice in writing:

50% refund.

With less than 48 hours notice, no refund is available as it leaves us unlikely to be able to re-book your time slot. Please note that refunds ONLY apply if given in writing.

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Where we'll meet

£5 per person

Thu, 30th Sep
10:00 - 17:00 · 50 spaces left
Fri, 1st Oct
10:00 - 17:00 · 50 spaces left
Sat, 2nd Oct
10:00 - 17:00 · 50 spaces left

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