£25 per person 2 Hours 6 People Max Equipment Provided Over 18s Only Exeter Quay
£25 per person 2 Hours
6 People Max Equipment Provided
Over 18s Only Exeter Quay

The ultimate way to get started

The perfect way to get started if you’re a curious beginner! Get out on the water and give it a go on one of our taster sessions. Our aim is to give you all the information and experience you need to decide if you would like to invest further in the sport.

The session will be led by one of our qualified instructors, eager to answer any questions you might have.

What we will cover in the taster session:

  • Equipment
  • Launching and landing
  • Basic strokes and skills
  • Dealing with a capsize (Demo)
  • Safety techniques

We are based right on the end of the Exeter canal, providing us with a fantastic location with calm, still waters. You will be on the water for most of the session, which will include paddling and some bank based coaching. There will also be time to go through the equipment and kayaks we have on display in the shop.

These sessions are for newcomers to sample the sport and are run at a relaxed pace that suits the group. If you are wanting to learn a specific skill, procedure or technique then please look at our skills courses.

Tuition from AS Watersports means we offer EVERYTHING for getting you going on the water whether it be a Sit on Top Kayak, Touring Kayak, General Purpose or Open Canoe.

‘AS on the Water’ offers friendly professional kayak and canoe tuition exclusively for adults (18+).

Upcoming Events

No dates that work for you?

Have a look at our private coaching sessions with our in-house instructor; tailored to your requirements for 1-6 people. Starting from £50.