1-to-1 Coaching

Tailored canoe, kayak or SUP sessions

Get in touch!

Our 1-to-1 coaching sessions are generally available only during the winter season.
In-house coach qualified to deliver canoe, kayak or paddle board coaching.

Drop us an email or give us a call for a chat:

📞 07397 005355

📧 [email protected]

Bespoke private coaching

If you would like to work on a certain skill, we can provide tailored sessions to build your confidence.

Learn to paddle a canoe solo, work on your moving water canoe, kayak & SUP skills or maybe even try whitewater canoeing!

One person: £45 for 90 minutes.

Two people: £60 for 90 minutes.

Equipment included

If you have your own equipment and want to bring it with you, great! If not, you are more than welcome to use ours.

We can provide the following at no extra cost:

  • Buoyancy aid
  • Wetsuit
  • Paddle
  • Venture Flex 11 sit-in kayak / Venture canoe / BIC hard SUP

“After experience with a standard kayak, I fancied changing to a white water model, but seriously struggled to paddle it correctly, always fighting its unpredictibleness.

After speaking with Kieran and explaining the issues I was facing, I hired Kieran for a 1 on 1 session. He began with checking my kayaks outfitting, adjusting it as necessary. Then following me down the river, he quickly identified what I was doing wrong. Over a couple of hours coaching I have improved immensely!

I would highly recommend these guys at Hire a Canoe. Kieran’s calm approach to the tuition put me at ease and more importantly, enjoyable!

After a few weeks solo paddling, I will be rebook soon for an improvers session. Can’t wait 👍”


Experienced & qualified coach

Your instructor is a British Canoeing Level 3 coach, which means he is qualified to tailor sessions to meet your needs.

As a British Canoeing Delivery Partner, we can also offer Paddle Awards in the various disciplines, if this is the route you wish to go down.

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“I first enquired with Hire a Canoe as to whether they were a provider of any of the BC Personal Performance Awards – to my delight, they are!

I booked onto the BC Explore award, which covers areas like:

– On the water etiquette and how to share the space with other water users
– Different environments you can paddle (lakes, rivers, canals, estuaries)
– Controlling your kayak, canoe or SUP safely
– Clothing and equipment needs for different environments and weather
– Safe exploration and self rescue

My instructor Kieran was awesome and I was made to feel at ease as soon as I arrived. Kieran was clear in his instructing, very patient and encouraging throughout the course. He went over and above what was required of him for this course and I learned a lot more then just the course requirements – he took every opportunity to cram more learning in.

I would highly recommend Kieran and his crew at Hire a Canoe. Good for not only canoe/kayak/SUP hire but also, in providing all the Personal Performance Awards. I hope to do my FSRT training with Kieran too, following on from his awesome training on this course!”