Coffee and Nature Kayak Safaris

Coffee and Nature Kayak Safaris

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COFFEE & NATURE KAYAK SAFARI...

 

This is an amazing opportunity to get out on the water and to expereince the stunning beauty and nature of Hickling Broad from a wonderfully different and totally magical perspective!

Our highly expereinced guides will meet you at our launch point with your kayak and all other equipment needed, ready for to be transported out on this amazing trip - and this is where the real adventure starts!

Using our super stable and easy to paddle, rudder controlled WaveSport Horizon double kayaks, your guided adventure to Hickling Broad will continue out on the water where there will be every opportunity for you to see/hear Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tits, Reed Buntings and Warblers, Avocets and perhaps Bittern, Otter, Water Voles and more. Of course we can't 'pre-book nature' - but in our expereince there's always something wonderful to see...!

 

The trip will take you though some of the sourrounding rivers then out on to Hickling itself, its back waters and in to a few of it's hidden gems which have a true 'Swallows & Amazons' vibe and definitely a feeling of getting away from it all!

This is the point where you'll stop, have an opportunity to get out and stretch your legs and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee (or tea) by the riverbank and heck - why not some delicious pastries or biscuits whilst you're at it..!

This trip is wonderful at any time of year in terms of peace, tranquility and the bonus of not too much in the way of other river traffic to to where we'll take you!

Your time on the water will last around 2.5 hours (with around 15 mins either end for paperwork and safety brief etc...) before heading back to the same launch point where you'll alight from your craft and ponder on the wonder that you'll have just expereinced!

A truly wonderful expereince and a must for visitors to the area and locals alike...this really is a special place!

 

What's Included:

Qualified River Guide

Kayaks, Paddles, Bouyancy Aids, Spraydecks, Gloves (for colder weather), Drysacks

All Safety Equipment

Photographs of you Experience

 

If you have any questions or queries, then please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll only be too pleased to help you get the best out of your experience.

 

FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement to participate on this trip?

We opperate a minimum age of 10 years old for these trips - this is due to the length of the trip, potential weather conditions and also equipment levels. Please note that each minor booked on to a trip must be acompanied by the allocated responsible adult the same boat - so, 1:1 minor/adult.

 

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, due to the aqauatic nature of kayaking we ask that you can confidently swim a minimum of 25m unadied. Should you not be a swimmer then we will still happily take you out, but this must be booked on a private 1:1 basis - please enquire directly is this in more suitable for you on: adventure@norfolkoutdooradventures.co.uk

 

Do I need any other clothing?

It is highly advisible that you bring a waterproof/windproof jacket and (trousers if you have them), and also to wear a bottom layer and fleece layer in order to keep you warm and dry during the winter paddling months.

 

Are there any further forms to fill in?

Yes, before the start of any activity you will be required to complete and sign a 'Client Detail Waiver' form

 

Cancellation due to inclement weather:

All lessons, trips, experiences are subject to weather conditions and availability of instructors/guides and maybe be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Should this be the case then you will be notified as soon as possible and sent a gift voucher or unique code which will enable you to re-book for any of our sessions in the future and will be valid for 1 year from date of the cancelled session.

Participant Cancellation:

Participant cancellations within 7 days of the date of the booked event are subject to 25% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 24hrs of the date of the event. 

Are there minimum booking requirements for a session to run?

Yes, as you can understand it takes quite a lot of organisation and planning to run our sessions successfully, therefore we will only run our trips if we have received the minimum booking numbers to make the trip work on the day. In the case of this trip the minimum bookings required will be 4 people booked on in advance of the session date. Should the session look like it will not take place due to insufficient bookings then it will be postponed and you will be sent an ‘Experience Gift Voucher’ for you to use on any of our sessions for a future date and will be valid for 1 year from the original scheduled session date.



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please read the above T's & C's to see if any of these answer your questions.  If not, then please email: adventure@norfolkoutdooradventures.co.uk and we will reply to you at our easiest convenience, this of course also applies to any complaints or refund queries.

See or Complaints Reporting Policy HERE