River to Sea Kayaking Course in Dorset

River to Sea Kayaking Course in Dorset


H2oadventures is passionate about passing on our love for the outdoors and kayaking. We’ve created the perfect coaching course for you giving you time to explore the Rivers, Harbours and sea around Dorset while learning a new skill and a new love of kayaking.

April course starts 6.30pm from June starts 7pm each session lasts 2 hours.

Our course can be run over 6 weeks or 2 consecutive weekends. Checkout our calendar for details.

Course start dates : April 13th , April 15th, June 8th, June 10th July 20th, July 23rd

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British canoeing personal performance awards

Our course is perfect for both complete beginners and novices looking to learn more about the how’s and why’s of kayaking. We have created our River to sea kayak coaching course in Dorset which has seen many many people in 2019 complete our course heading out to sea kayak around Old harry rocks full of confidence in their own ability out on the water. Many had never even been near a kayak before starting our course. Minimum age 13 years old when accompanied with an adult.

H2oadventures has passionate and highly qualified coaches and guides ready to get you excited about all things kayaking on and off the water. With our River to sea course you will start off your journey in the safety of the Rive Frome in Wareham with 3 sessions. Here you will learn all the fundamental skills you will need to head off on your kayaking adventures in  Dorset including how to rescue yourself and others. There will be lots of fun games and races . You will learn all about route planning, using vhf radio, Rescue techniques, map reading, Navigation chart use.

With your new skills we will head out into bigger waters and learn a little about open water navigation and kayak off into Poole Harbour and explore Brownsea island . Here you will get to learn about Buoyage and cardinal marks to help navigate around a large area of busy waterway.  Don’t worry there is more opportunities to practice your rescues here.

Now you have experienced the joys of heading further away from the shore and learnt all about the hows and the whys of navigating around the busy Harbours we will take you to the sea. Swanage Bay is the perfect location to put your skills to the test and hopefully you will have a few waves to play with . Swanage bay is 3km from one end to the other and with its new and old pier to play around you will be amazed at your new skills and how you can explore. With so much freedom you will want to head for the horizon.

Session 6 is where you get to head out to explore Old Harry rocks. You’ve put in so much hard work learning all the valuable skills on the River in Wareham , Open water kayaked across Poole Harbour and played in the waves of Swanage Bay. Now its time to head off from Studland Knoll beach and reach Old harry rocks . This is the perfect location to explore the archway and caves that have been carved out by the sea over time. There will be no worrying about how do I control my kayak any more giving you the time to enjoy the views and head along the Jurassic coast with your fellow kayakers. This course gives you the perfect opportunity to meet new friends with a shared passion where you can create your own adventures together.

During your 6 week course you will have the opportunity to work through the British canoeing personal performance awards with both Discover and Explorer . These are great awards to show your personal level of competancy. You can progress following these awards to more specific awards including our Sea kayak award

Kayak equipment included in your course

  • Kayak hire

  • helmets

  • paddle

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Dry bag


Your River to Sea course is run on consecutive days over the 6 weeks and full itinerary will be sent on booking.

  • Wareham Quay , Wareham BH20 4LP

  • Bramble bush bay studland  BH19 3BA

  • Swanage Boat park BH19 2BB

  • Knoll beach Studland BH19 3AH

Please bring a change of clothes as you may get wet and footwear you are happy to get wet also. You can buy wet suits for around £40-£50 online.


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