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Kayaking on the Thames - 90 Minute Windsor Tour

Spend an idyllic couple of hours paddling happily along the Thames, as you take in the wonderful Windsor scenery from the tranquil vantage point of your very own Kayak!

Price for 2 participants

Spend an idyllic couple of hours paddling happily along the Thames, as you take in the wonderful Windsor scenery from the tranquil vantage point of your very own Kayak!

Windsor boasts one of the most picturesque and peaceful stretches of the Thames. This guided kayak tour, takes in Eton College, Windsor Castle, and Sir Christopher Wren’s house. You will also pass under one of the oldest bridges on the Thames. The guide will tell you all about the history and fascinating landmarks as you go. 

The experience will last 90 minutes and will start with a full safety briefing. Your fully qualified British Canoe Union Instructor will then take you along the Thames at Windsor on an unforgettable adventure! All you need to do is enjoy it! This activity is ideal for everyone - as a group tour, a romantic date, of a fun-filled family day out - especially as adults receive a complementary glass of bubbly on the tour! 



Minimum Age: 9 (children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult taking part)
Maximum Height: 6'4"
Maximum Weight: 18 stone

Participants must be able to swim 20 metres, although the nature of the kayaks and type of experience makes getting wet highly, unlikely!

If you have a disability or medical condition please inform the centre at the time of booking.
Expectant mothers are not permitted to Kayak at any stage of their pregnancy.
The kayaking tour of Windsor lasts for 2 hours, with 90 minutes spent on-water.

You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.
Minimum group size: 4 participants (smaller groups will simply be added to a tour with other groups).

Spectators could always walk along the riverbank, but won't have nearly as good a time as those out on the water.
This is a superb and inclusive group activity - better that everyone joins in the paddling!
The kayaking tour of Windsor can be booked on selected days throughout the year - usually once or twice per month (subject to availability).
All necessary safety equipment is provided by the centre.

Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a rain jacket if necessary. Avoid jeans if possible.
Trainers and crocs are ideal footwear.
Bring a change of clothing for after the experience.
Certain extreme weather conditions may cause the tours to be curtailed or cancelled. If you are in any doubt as to whether your tour will go ahead, please contact the centre prior to setting off.
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Question: Does this experience have parking and do you end at the same starting point?
Answer: There are parking facilities at the Kayaking venue. The Kayaking tour will start and finish at the same point.

PicMonkey CollageAbby and I were very excited to embark on a Kayak Tour down the Regents Canal with London Kayak Tours. Both of us were complete novices to Kayaking. I had never been before and was slightly apprehensive about how easy it would be to pick up, balance and steer.

Our evening began with a brief introduction from our instructor David (qualified at thePicture2 British Canoe Union). We laid out our boats on land and positioned ourselves in the Kayaks were we proceeded to show David our best paddling techniques. The introduction was brief and informative as David wanted us to have maximum time kayaking!

Picture1After all gracefully sliding into our boats (with David’s help) we started heading downstream. The streamlined boat was easy to navigate and balance. As we glided further down the canal, I felt secure in my boat and gradually felt more confident to speed up my pace. Our tour began at 7.30pm; forming a cool picturesque evening that truly transported us away from the hustle and bustle of London’s concrete jungle. The Tour started outside Regents Park Zoo; with the zoo right next to the embankment, we were soon greeted with the chirping of birds and the chatter of monkeys as we skimmed past their outdoor aviary and cage. Our bird watching continued as the evening commenced - an array of moorhens, ducks and swans swam closely by us.

The two acre urban nature reserve is a hidden gem in one of the most densely populated Picture6parts of London. By travelling on a canal, I was able to see London in a unique perspective that enhanced the natural beauty of such a peaceful landscape. David was an excellent guide; he was personable and undeniably passionate about the tour. David provided us a fountain of knowledge and interesting anecdotes of the various landscapes on the 8 mile route including the old English Camden lock and the Giraffe House. On a personal level, one of the great joys in my job is working in an industry where people are simply doing what they love. I think this is an unfortunate rarity in our current society; Kayaking with an expert was both humbling and inspiring. David started the business from one kayak he bought at an auction for £100 and since the business has blossomed. Our group of four also included two lovely South African girls who both had a thrill for adventure and loved the experience just as much as we did; subsequently booking a big group kayak session for them and 10 others!

This experience is universal, and is perfect for all ages and group sizes with no prior experience needed. As the sun began to set so did the evening, drawing to a close with a glass of champagne in our hand and the scenery masked by twilight we enjoyed the last of our spectacular views by kayak. Check out the Tour we also offer at Windsor.

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We’ve been catching up with Laura from London Kayak Tours who has told us a little more about the drive behind the company! It seems Kayaking is the ideal activity for dating – keep reading to find out more!


Q. How did your passion for Kayaking begin?


A. I am from New Zealand, so typically like the outdoors and have kayaked from an early age in NZ! I like the pace of kayaking, it is adventurous and different without being too difficult for anyone. I like that it is ideal for novices and open to anyone trying out something fun, unique and active.


Q. What would you say is the best thing about seeing London from a kayak?


A. Seeing London from a kayak offers a completely unique view of the wonderful capital. It is a great place to observe the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst paddling gently down the river. The river offers a much slower pace and is much more peaceful. It is also a great position to observe some world-famous historical landmarks such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. We see everything from a unique angle.


Q. What do you enjoy most about working on the River Thames?


A. It is great to do an activity I love and make a successful business out of this passion. I enjoy watching the changing seasons from a river view as well as being able to have an up-close view of river wildlife. It is fantastic being able to race alongside swans, kingfishers and ducks.


Q. Do you have any funny/ embarrassing stories to share?


A. We have had two marriage proposals and regularly take out stags and hens for their fun day out.


We have had some good dating stories, some successful relationships. We had one gentlemen bring a few different dates out kayaking with us. It was like his regular dating venue for a while.


Q. Have you ever had any celebrities take part in the tours?


A. Yes, we have had Natalie Imbruglia, Sunita Shroff and Emma Catherwood previously from Holby City.


Q. Is there anything you would like to add or share that has not been covered?


A. If you haven't been on a London Kayak Tour then you must! Our visitors have given us some great reviews on Trip Advisor. Do have a look at these and some of our pictures and videos at www.londonkayaktours.co.uk. We continue to have fun with this business and encourage everyone to try this at least once!


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We would like to say a massive thank you to Laura for taking the time to answer our questions. If you would like to start your London kayaking adventure – choose from three different locations:  Tower Bridge, Regents Canal or Windsor!

Price Price: £79.00


Who Group Size & Spectators:

Minimum group size: 4 participants (smaller groups will simply be added to a tour with other groups).

Spectators could always walk along the riverbank, but won't have nearly as good a time as those out on the water.
This is a superb and inclusive group activity - better that everyone joins in the paddling!


When Availability:
The kayaking tour of Windsor can be booked on selected days throughout the year - usually once or twice per month (subject to availability).


duration Duration:
The kayaking tour of Windsor lasts for 2 hours, with 90 minutes spent on-water.


You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.


Weather Weather:
Certain extreme weather conditions may cause the tours to be curtailed or cancelled. If you are in any doubt as to whether your tour will go ahead, please contact the centre prior to setting off.


What to wear What to wear:
All necessary safety equipment is provided by the centre.


Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a rain jacket if necessary. Avoid jeans if possible.
Trainers and crocs are ideal footwear.
Bring a change of clothing for after the experience.


Requirements Requirements:
Minimum Age: 9 (children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult taking part)
Maximum Height: 6'4"
Maximum Weight: 18 stone

Participants must be able to swim 20 metres, although the nature of the kayaks and type of experience makes getting wet highly, unlikely!


If you have a disability or medical condition please inform the centre at the time of booking.
Expectant mothers are not permitted to Kayak at any stage of their pregnancy.


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