Kayaking in Poole Harbour

Explore the great outdoors and create your own adventure with Harbour Challenge. Bring the whole family and experience a kayaking day out in Poole Harbour. You can hire a kayak, sign up for a course or experience a ‘have a go’ taster session and explore Poole Harbour by boat. Kayaking is a versatile water based activity that is inclusive for all – create games, spot wildlife and explore the great outdoors with your friends, family or group.

Family outdoor activities in Poole Harbour

Kayaking is a firm favorite with families and novice sport enthusiasts alike. The safe environment of our lakeside locations offer a unique opportunity to get out on the water and create a new adventure. We offer the perfect location for you to come and enjoy kayaking regardless of ability and/or age, please contact for more information or to book.

Kayaking Poole Harbour

Kayaking Taster Session

Kayaking Taster Session

90 minute session

A great way to start something new and get on the water this 90 minute session
Come and join us on a Kayak Taster where your qualified instructor will take you through some of the basics of the sport whist taking a scenic paddle round the harbour.
Over the course of the 90 minutes you will learn the following.

  • Forwards paddling
  • Basic turning
  • Seating positions
  • Basic safety techniques

After completing this taster with us you will feel more confident being in a kayak and you will be able to discuss your next steps with your instructor

  • Taster sessions are group activities not One to One sessions.
  • Minimum of four people to run.
  • All equipment supplied.
  • Changing rooms and showers as required