British Canoeing Explore Award


The weekend is designed to set you off with all the strokes you need to efficiently move your boat around or if you already have some experience to fine tune your skills to become an independent paddler and go for the certification. We follow the British Canoeing Explore award syllabus covering all the interdisciplinary skills relevant to your chosen craft. Completion of the Explore Award takes you from the beginner level to a competent flat water paddler with all the essential skills to take you into moving water in the broad range of disciplines that paddlesports offer, whether on rivers, on the sea or in the surf.

The course days start at 9.15am and end at 4.15pm. Should you have any further requests or require additional information please feel free to contact us.


Some paddling experience / completion of a beginner course and some further consolidation. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.

British Canoeing Resources

Click here for the full British Canoeing Explore Award Syllabus

What’s included

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

What to bring with you

Swimming wear, a quick drying t-shirt for under the wetsuit, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, footwear to be worn in the water (crocs for example), change of clothes, drinks and snacks, packed lunch.


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.


Meeting point: Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen


Our course dates can be found by the book now button above.  If you’re interested in other dates, please write and we’ll do our best to fit you in.


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.

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