Always wanted to give Kayaking a go? Or just want to get out on the water? Soon you’ll be gliding through the water with the sun on your face (hopefully!)  as you take in the views of Poole Harbour and the mysterious Brownsea Island. 

Our 90-minute taster session with a friendly and experienced Instructor is the best way to try kayaking with family and friends.

Using our fleet of Feel Free kayaks, your taster session will include:

  • Paddling forward
  • Basic turning
  • Seating positions
  • A short trip along the coast

We guarantee you will leave your first session  wanting more!  This is the time to chat to your instructor about the future and what you can do to take kayaking to the next level. 


  • Adult £30
  • Child £20

Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.

Girl in a red canoe on a river Family group in sit on top kayaks

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

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  • Experience Level Required

    Aged 8 upwards
    Swim 25m wearing a buoyancy aid

  • Make Progress

    Kayak Harbour Tour

    Paddleboarding Taster

  • Times

    90 minutes