Kayaking and Canoeing

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is a specialist British Canoeing centre based on the South Coast.

Located on Chichester harbour, we offer Kayak and canoe hire, explorations of a National Landscape and qualifications/courses for all abilities.

Our paddlesport fleet includes something for everyone: Open canoes, kayaks & sit on top kayaks.

Weekend Paddling   

  • 3 hours paddling with tuition 
  • Price: £35.00pp
  • Timings: 09:30-12:30 
  • Ages: 7+

Does spending three hours kayaking or canoeing around one of the UK’s most beautiful natural harbours sound appealing? Have you ever wanted to learn to control a paddling craft effectively, whilst also having fun on the water? Maybe you want to have a qualified instructor help you work on your style and skill?

Then why not join us on our weekend paddle club, a taster session designed for all abilities. Whether you are a beginner, experienced, child or adult, there is something here for everyone! While on the water, you will get to explore the outstanding sights at Chichester Harbour, a National Landscape.

We even provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids!

For afterwards, we recommend bringing a snack or lunch as well as a drink to keep yourself refreshed.

Hear what our customers say: 

As I write the sun is shining, nearly as well as it did for us on Saturday morning. We would just like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our kayak taster with Gary last Saturday. It left us wanting more! My preconceived view was one of maybe a little try out in a restricted area, but this could not have been further from the reality. We thought it was marvellous to travel the distance we did. It felt like a bit of an adventure. So thank you, from us. 

Graham, Partridge Green

Adults on the Water - Paddling

  • Price: £48.00pp 
  • Timings: 09:30-14:30
  • Ages: 18+  

Drop the children off at school, come and enjoy and the day paddling around Chichester Harbour and be back in time to pick them up again! Adults on the Water is aimed at people who want to try their hand at something new, or consolidate previous skills. 

Priced at just £48.00 from 0930-1430 each day, We also run our Adults on the water sailing course at the same time so why not do both? Sail on some days and paddle on others? Bookable by the day.

Sea Kayaking Taster 

  • Price: £75.00pp
  • Timings: 09:30-16:30
  • Ages: 16+

Does the idea of kayaking around one of the UK's most beautiful natural harbours sound appealing? Are you considering purchasing a sea kayak of your own and want some useful advice? Or maybe you've paddled a bit when you were younger and fancy giving it another go? If so, then our Sea Kayaking Taster course is what you are looking for. 

Join one of our qualified Sea Kayaking coaches and embark on an adventure across Chichester Harbour, a National Landscape! During your exploration, we will help you choose the correct kit, as well as assist with boat selection. You will be taught top paddling tips, have an opportunity to ask questions and, as a bonus, there will be coffee and ice cream along the way, wind and tide permitting of course (make sure to bring some change!). 

All equipment, including personal paddling kit, is provided but you are welcome to use your own, subject to a quick suitability check. You will need to bring some water shoes or old trainers that you don't mind getting wet for launching/landing. 


Children Kayaking across beautiful Chichester Harbour
Kayaking for fun

Cobnor Activities Centre is a British Canoeing centre and our paddlesport fleet includes something for nearly everyone: open canoes, kayaks, sit-on kayaks and sea kayaks.