Departure: Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ.

Look for a large white truck parked on the river front.

We are adjacent to The Riverside Centre but we are not part of it. 

 

 

When do tours run?

Every Sunday at 10am from April to September.


 The Oxford Tour - £55/person

Departure: Meet at Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ.

Meet 10:00. Depart at 11:00 after safety briefing.

Finish: 15:00-15:30 at Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ. 

Free car parking at the slipway. Take the small road leading to the riverside and look for a large white truck.

This 3-4 hour tour is 6 miles on a circular route with a lunch break of 40 minutes.

Tours can be late arriving due to trees blocking the river, regattas or other events out of our control.


Do we run tours on other days?

CONTACT US. We can run tours on other days but we'll need a minimum of 8 people. Contact us as we can often combine groups together.


Can children go?

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children under 12 can go in a double kayak with an adult over 18. 


 What boats do we have? 

 13 single kayaks and one double inflatable kayak.

Perception Expression 11 kayak
Touring kayak


 What should I wear?

Dress according to the weather.

  • Your feet may get wet/muddy.
  • Going barefoot is not a good idea.
  • Gloves and a hat?
  • A wet suit is not necessary.
  • Sun tan lotion.
  • We have wet weather jackets.

 Anything else I need to know?

There are no toilet facilities other than the bushes.


 Is it safe?

  • Our kayak tours are suitable for beginners.
  • Buoyancy aids are provided and must be worn.
  • 1-3 British Canoe Union qualified kayak guides are present on every tour.
  • Our kayaks are stable, easy to turn and paddle in a straight line.

 Will I capsize?

Capsizes have happened but it's a rare event. Our kayaks are stable and we advise how to avoid a capsize in the safety briefing. 


 3-4 hours is a long time to paddle?

We have a 40 minute rest at the halfway point. If you are of a reasonable fitness you'll be fine. We have taken many first-timers and nobody failed to finish.


 Maximum weight?

For a single kayak you should be under 250lbs or 115kg. 


 Lunch?

We have a rest of 40 minutes halfway on the tour. Don't forget the sandwiches.


Do we hire out kayaks? 

No we don't.