Paddlesport Leader Award


The Paddlesport Leader Award is a two day course aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

During the duration of the course, candidates will be assessed on the following criteria: leadership skills, personal paddling skills, rescue skills and background knowledge, understanding and experience of the sport.

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.

British Canoeing Resources

Click here for information on the course from British Canoeing

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: Am Quai 1, 3806 Bönigen (Bönigen See bus stop)


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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