Our fully qualified British Canoe Union trained Instructors organise games and aqua activities in our North American style canoes. This reinforces basic canoeing skills, giving students the opportunity to try something different and building water confidence and team-working skills, all under the watchful eye of our trained lifeguard. Less confident pupils are always given plenty of gentle encouragement, and where required all of our watersports activities are licenced by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

Canoeing is available for groups on Adventure Choice programmes. During the week, in high season (May to July) standard Adventure Choice programmes will not include watersports unless the upgrade is booked, in low season we aim to programme watersports where possible but again this is not guaranteed unless the upgrade is booked.

Please note that as our watersports activities at the Isle of Wight are sea-based, they are tide and weather dependent, and sea conditions will affect which watersports are available on certain days and certain times. At other centres weather may affect which watersports activities are available at certain times.


Learning outcomes

Challenge and risk

React positively to challenges and manage appropriate risk taking


Be able to demonstrate resilience through exposure to failures or setbacks.

Learning a skill

Demonstrate a new skill or competence