Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world, so it’s no surprise more and more people are choosing this option for their Silver DofE Expedition.   The conditions are perfect here in Poole Harbour!

So if you can’t join your school or local group Expedition,  but really need to complete your Silver - why not give our Paddleboarding Expedition a go? Come and join the open group and qualify for your Silver with others in the same position and make new friends.

Participants must be at a British Canoeing 1* level paddling to qualify for entry on these Expeditions.** Click here for help with this level

We run both our Practice and Qualifying Expeditions over three days and two nights.   Both Expeditions contain a full day's training and familiarisation at the beginning.HARBOUR CHALLENGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2018


  • Practice £280 pp
  • Qualifying £280pp

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.

We have a dedicated groups co-ordinator who will be happy to help with any enquiries, please call  01202 403276 for a chat or email

We need a minimum of five participants to run an Expedition. All DofE bookings are taken on the basis that if we do not achieve this minimum on a particular Expedition we will give you the option to change to an alternative date or we will provide you with a full refund.

For previously established groups of four or more people bespoke dates can be organised on request.

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The Bronze Paddlebaording Expedition is usually based in Poole Harbour and includes the rivers Piddle and Frome. Thought of another location in Dorset, get in contact and we will see what we can do!

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  • Expedition Package Includes
    • Chart skills
    • Practical navigation 
    • Route planning 
    • Compass work 
    • Packing bags and boards.
    • Basic first aid
    • Camp craft 
    • Emergency procedures
    • Cost of campsite fees
    • Barrel/bags for kit
    • Expedition equipment, including tents, cooking stoves and fuel for stoves
    • Paddleboards, wetsuits, wind proofs and buoyancy aids
    • Support and guidance from our office before and after your Expedition