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3 Star Touring


This award moves on from the two star and builds on your skills by adapting them to the moving water environment. At this level the award then diversifies and specialises in the different paddlesport disciplines of White water, Sea and Surf Kayaking and Open Canoeing. The 3 star award shows a solid intermediate paddler who can look after themselves and who is a competent group member is their chosen discipline.

Successful completion of the 3 star touring kayak award indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner, the candidate having demonstrated personal competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues. These include open water in conditions of winds up to Beaufort Force 3, and/or ungraded rivers that have a discernible green flow.


Completion of the BCU 2 Star or equivalent. Good flat water skills. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.

BCU Syllabus

Click here for the full BCU 3 Star Touring Kayak syllabus

What’s included

Experienced coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets

What to bring with you

Swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, drinks and snacks


Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.


Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.


Meeting point: Bönigen See bus stop
or otherwise by arrangement


Our current availability can be seen through the “book now” button. If you can’t find your dates, please write and we’ll do what we can to fit you in.