River Avon Stand-Up Paddleboard Safari: Beginners’ Tranquil Wilderness Excursion
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36 Ratings
Worcestershire
Embark on a tranquil wilderness excursion with our River Avon Stand-Up Paddleboard Safari. Learn to SUP and explore nature from a unique perspective. We accommodate neurodiversity and disabilities.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Arden Sailing Club - Awarded “Experience of The Year” at the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 22/23!!

Ready for some SUP therapy? Learn to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a SUP safari on the beautiful River Avon with Wittering SUP; an award winning ASI accredited SUP school.

Perfect for absolute beginners, you’ll learn how to stand-up paddleboard followed by a peaceful tour of the beautiful river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife. Every ticket sold makes a contribution to the Kemerton Conservation Trust which helps take care of the beautiful wildlife here.

With ASI qualified SUP Technical Coaches (and all gear provided), you will learn everything you need to start your paddleboarding adventure; how to kneel and ultimately stand on a board, correct paddle-stroke and turning techniques as well as safety and equipment knowledge before we head off on our adventure!

Ideal for couples, families or friend groups from age 12+ so long as you can swim at least 50m.

This a very accessible water sport and you don’t need any experience to join in.

All paddlers get a 10% discount from our friends at Revil’s Farm Shop and Cafe; hot drinks and delicious lunches onsite - Yum!

What's Included
  • 2.5-hour SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) experience.
Additional Information

We’re truly blessed to be amidst the tranquil beauty of the River Avon. A river that effortlessly carves its path away from bustling towns and the clamor of modern life, taking us on a serene journey through a hushed wilderness, inhabited by a diverse range of fauna. Its not uncommon to spot deer bathing in the river during the Summer months, and Red Kites hovering overhead as we navigate our paddleboards downstream.

This isn’t merely a ‘learn to SUP’ session, it’s a comprehensive immersion designed to equip you with the essentials to venture into nature, safely, on a paddleboard. This immersive experience will allow you to explore these untouched terrains, almost as if you’re gliding on water! It’s so much more than a routine SUP excursion; this unique mix of beginner’s paddleboarding lesson and SUP safari is centered around skill acquisition, safety, boosting your confidence, and achieving tranquility.

For those who fear that their neurological diversity or disabilities might affect their SUP adventure, you’re welcomed to discuss your concerns with us. We can craft a plan and arrange a safe environment for you.

Location
Arden Sailing Club
To find us: Go through the Revill’s Farm Shop car park and follow the dirt track to the right of the main building until you reach the carpark following Wittering SUP signs!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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144tinam
Oct 17, 2023
Fantastic day learning to paddle board - Really great experience fantastic instructors and managed to paddle board for first time. Small friendly groups highly recommend
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Getaway818559
Oct 2, 2023
Amazing Experience - It was touch and go whether our Paddleboarding trip would go ahead due to bad weather reports. But we crossed fingers as we were on our hols and couldn’t do another time. We turned up at arranged time and all was good with the weather. A lovely welcome from Alex. Kitted out and down to the edge of the river for a very informative guide to Paddleboarding although not complete novices her explanations and guidance was brilliant. We had a lovely chilled paddle down the Avon where we felt at ease and not rushed. This was one of our highlights to our weeks hol and loved every minute of it. If in the area would book again. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try . Thank you Alex….Perfect 😁
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Ericjuju
Sep 20, 2023
09/09/2023 safari - Fantastic experience, highly recommended! Alex and James were very informative and made Eric and myself feel very safe whilst on the river, even managed a yoga pose on the board. You have inspired us to get our own boards and for all the 60+ people, it really doesn’t matter how old you are! It’s great to get out there and have some fun. Thanks Alex and James, you will see us again :)
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K80pt8
Sep 15, 2023
Fantastic SUP Safari - What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon! We loved our SUP safari down the River Avon. The scenery was great, we saw loads of dragonflies flying around and plenty of fish in the river. Alex and James were brilliant tutors. They helped us correct our paddle stroke so we were actually going in a straight line! We also polished up our step-back turns, which was great fun. Finished off the afternoon with a lovely swim in the river... Perfect.
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678elishar
Sep 13, 2023
Highly recommend - Alex and James were brilliant instructors who took the time to make sure we were comfortable on the water before setting off. They provided useful tips on posture and form throughout the session and I left feeling a lot more confident on the board.
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41mickd
Sep 13, 2023
Brilliant, great will be returning - Brilliant experience from start to finish. Would recommend this experience to anyone thinking of giving it a go. no matter what your size or age is. my wife and I are both rotund and in our late fifties, Alex & James were so professional, reassuring and calming they removed all the anxiety we were feeling. I had a couple of swimming lessons along the way unlike the wife.
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Becky
Sep 11, 2023
Amazing, beautiful, fun 🩷 - Amazing experience with lovely guides who were so funny and friendly and really made the trip enjoyable. I would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back with my son at some point 🩷🩷🩷
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Olij92
Sep 9, 2023
Awesome morning on the river! - Fantastic morning on the river. We visited as a group of friends who had all done paddle boarding once or twice, but you could easily do this with no previous experience. The instructors, James and Alex, were fantastic and were constantly on hand to provide top tips. We'll certainly be back!
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268pippam
Sep 6, 2023
What an incredible experience - Cannot recommend highly enough… Alex was welcoming from the very second o arrived. Really encouraging and supportive throughout the whole initial training session and the wonderful 2 hours that followed on the river. So friendly, funny and passionate about what they do and where they do it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
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Chloefc4056qh
Sep 6, 2023
Amazing experience ❤️ - This is the second time I have had the pleasure of using the amazing Wittering SUP and just like the first time it was just incredible, I would honestly recommend Wittering SUP to anyone. Alex and James are absolutely ace at what they do and so passionate. I initially did the introduction to paddle boarding with a friend and it was such an epic experience I knew I'd return again. Alex and James just make you feel so at ease and are so supportive. I couldn't wait to come back and do the paddle board safari with my partner as we had previously tried it together on holiday but had a poor experience due to the teacher not giving that much guidance, after receiving the amazing teaching I had previously I couldn't wait to come back with Matt so he could have the same initial experience I'd had at wittering SUP. Alex led the Safari and was absolutely fabulous. She was so ace supporting Matt to get standing on the board after his bad experience previously on holiday. She is honestly so kind, supportive, encouraging and absolutely hilarious - she really is there to give you the best experience whilst also making you laugh. Honestly I can't recommend wittering SUP enough, everyone needs to experience paddle boarding the Wittering SUP way. Thank you so much, we absolutely loved it and are so grateful to you for another amazing experience ❤️
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