Our Ethos & Style

Our Ethos, Style & Practice

We're in the business of having fun and that is what we do.  Whilst doing that, there are a few things that we take very seriously.  

We weave all these elements into your Canoe Adventures experience, while all you have to worry about is having fun. 

One is staying safe. You will be well looked after on and off the water.  We have an excellent safety record.  If you are interested in the legal standards we work to, this is where we have all the information required by teachers and youth leaders who contract our services.

Two is recognising that every group we meet is different and special.  We are interested in all our customers and take pride in guiding them on a fun adventure with the same enthusiasm as if it was our first time out as well. 

Three is that we actually provide a really important service.  Our adventures enhance health and wellbeing, learning and development, and even help make the world an even better place. Wow, that's one heck of a claim!  How do we justify that one? Read on...

Four is being a business with exemplar environmental operation, and of value to our local community.  There is more on our environmental practice here.

How we provide a really important service

In our busy, modern lives, more and more of us increasingly struggle to access some basic day-to-day things that are pretty fundamental to our stress levels, peace of mind, quality of relationships, and general health and wellbeing.  So we recognise your time on your Canoe Adventure is precious, hugely valuable and actually really important.

Time in Nature

We believe deeply in the importance of spending quality time in nature.  The positive benefits this brings to us humans scores on so many levels. 

Time together

We equally believe in the importance of spending quality time together with each other, be it with family, friends, colleagues or strangers. The length of our adventures allows you to do that.  Chat. Unwind. You're in great company.

Healthy, accessible exercise

We understand the importance of fresh air and healthy exercise.   Our BIG canoes allow almost everyone and anyone to participate. 

Its educational

We are insanely motivated by the importance of outdoor activities for education and personal development.  Most of our skippers have backgrounds in youth work and/or teaching. We have capacity in our fleet to get a whole class plus teachers out in one go.