"I've learned more today than all year in class!" That's what one young lady said on one of our family trips. And that is why Canoe Adventures can play such a powerful part in a young person's learning and personal development. Out on the river the story of the world, and even the universe, is at play as we are pulled and pushed by the tide and the weather, and get incredibly close to nature - seeing birds and seals catching fish - and hearing stories of how geology has shaped our landscape and how our ancestors once lived and shaped the world we live in today.
Paddling together as a group requires teamwork and coordination. It is also a natural, healthy activity in the fresh Atlantic air, and safer than any sports playing field.
With our fleet of three 9m canoes, we can get 36 people out on the water safely and easily at the same time. So that could be your whole class of 30 plus 6 staff/school volunteers.
Most of our Skippers have professional backgrounds in education and / or youth work and have a passion for making the world alive for your students.
Whether you're looking for adventure for adventure's sake during your activity weeks, or you want to bring your curriculum to life within your students, we're a unique resource available to you.
Start and end at the excellent Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay, or we can start and end at various other places around the estuary by arrangememt. To accommodate coaches we can start and end at Totnes or Dartmouth.
We will do our best to meet your budget. We aim for £20-25 per student for our standard adventure from Tuckenhay, with minimum spend of £180. More bespoke adventures cost more. Please ask and we will prepare the most perfect adventure for your students and your budget.