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Thames Skills Course

  • Online theory and on-water practical course

  • For experienced paddlers who wish to use the Tidal Thames safely and more independently

  • Developed in cooperation with the Port of London Authority (PLA)

  • Allows solo paddling to Putney Bridge

£65 - Theory/ £45 Practical

Equipment Sales

  • We sell paddleboards and equipment from a range of hand-selected providers

  • Demo sessions for boards available

  • Includes boards, paddles, safety kit, and storage solutions

  • Gladiator Paddleboards

  • NRS Europe

  • More coming soon!

Various Prices

Tales from the water

  • We don't just padde around all day!

  • Sometimes we write about doing it. 

  • Sometimes we write about how to get better at doing it.

  • Sometimes we write about where we want to go!

  • Check out our blog to see our tales from the water 

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  • A range of sessions offering unique paddle experiences

  • Dawn Patrol - Experience sunrise on the Thames

  • Post-work Paddle - BYOB for an evening paddle and a drink

  • High-Tide Ride - Hone your skills on moving water

  • Paddle Fit: High intensity interval training on water

  • Paddle and Pick Eco-trips

  • Join as individual or group

Richmond Specials

Various prices

  • Prior paddleboard experience required

  • An exciting one-way adventure down the Thames

  • Minimum 2 people

  • For friends, families and households up to 6 people

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

  • Meet us at the start point and we'll pick up our kit at the finish

  • Walton Bridge or Shepperton - to Hampton Court

Self-Guided Expeditions

From £50pp

  • Longer trips for real adventure

  • For friends, families and households up to 6 people

  • Minimum 2 people

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

  • Hampton Court to Richmond

  • 'Three Rivers Expedition - Thames, Mole and Ember

  • New trips coming soon

  • Ideal for those with some experience who are seeking a new paddling challenge

Guided Expeditions

From £69pp

  • Private sessions

  • Still on during lockdown

  • Learn to stand-up, paddle, and turn

  • ...or hone your skills and technique with our coaches

  • 2hr session from our Richmond Bridge site

  • For complete beginners or experienced paddlers

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Private Paddleboarding

£69pp

  • Small group sessions with up to 6 people

  • Learn to stand-up, paddle, and turn

  • 2hr session from our Richmond Bridge site

  • For complete beginners or experienced paddlers

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

  • Discount for returning paddlers and children

Small Group Sessions

 

From £49pp for Beginners

  • Rental for experienced paddlers. Warmer months only

  • Must be able to self-rescue

  • 2hrs - £30pp

  • 3hrs - £40pp

  • We will provide all necessary kit

  • Paddle from our Richmond Bridge site

  • All children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Paddleboard Hire

£30/£40

Paddleboard with Active360 Richmond

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the world's fastest growing watersport. It's a fantastic way to see the world from a new viewpoint, to get fit, get outdoors, and to make new friends. 

 

At Active360 Richmond we offer a range of paddleboard lessons, trips, expeditions and adventures to suit anybody on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames, starting from our base in Richmond, or from Hampton Court. We're here to help you learn new skills, plan adventures, or get the new SUP kit you need.

Two-hour Paddleboard Sessions

Join us on a group paddleboard session (max 5 people) for only £59 for two hours, or £49 off peak.  Or book a private lesson for you and your friends or family with prices starting at just £69 per head.  Discounts for children and regular customers.

 

Paddleboarding is a great way to keep fit, make friends, have fun and to see a different side of the city. Join our trips and we'll show you the basics of paddle safety, and paddle technique, including turns, self-rescue, and of course, how to stand-up!

 

You will be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames, either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington, or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick.

 

Note that social distancing is maintained during our sessions, and that all equipment is disinfected between every session.

 

We're sure that once you've paddled once, you'll want to do it again, so completing the SUP session allows you to come back at a discounted returning paddler rate. Just select the returning option and enter your details when booking.

 
 
 
 

Paddle and Pick Eco Trips

Help clean up the river by coming on a plastic clean-up session with us. We know the Thames is not just a beautiful place to paddle, but is also one of the most important wildlife corridors in the UK. We'd like to make sure it remains a safe place for wildlife above and below water.

 

On our plastic pick-up sessions we usually paddle from Richmond Bridge downstream past Richmond Lock towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick.  We’ll see plenty of wildlife and interesting river activity on the way, as well as helping to clean up the beautiful Thames river.

 

We will provide you with gloves and a litter picker, paddle, buoyancy aid, and of course a board. After a safety briefing our experienced coaches will then take you out on the Thames to help us remove as much plastic from the water as possible. You'll leave the items with us at the end of the trip and we will make sure to recycle as much of it as is possible.

 
 

Post-Work Paddle

Let the stress of the working week float away as we take you on an evening paddleboard adventure on the water with a chilled out stop for a drink at a beautiful riverside pub.

 

Richmond is an absolutely idyllic and very safe location for stand-up paddleboarding, and you’ll be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames. This 2.5 hour session is open to both beginners and more experienced paddlers.

 

After a short briefing on paddle safety and technique we'll head out onto the river. Depending on tide and conditions we will either head from Richmond upriver towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington, or downstream towards Isleworth and Kew Gardens.

 

From there you can head home, feeling refreshed and ready for the weekend.

 
 

Dawn Patrol

Various Days

Two-Hour Paddleboarding Session

£69pp

Experience sunrise on the water when you join us for one of our early morning paddles on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames. The river is usually very quiet with amazing light and lots of wildlife at this time.

 

This trip is open to people who have paddled on one of Active360's sessions on the tidal Thames before, and who are reasonably confident on their board. After a reintroduction to paddle safety and technique we'll head out onto the river.

 

Depending on tide and conditions we will either head from Richmond upriver towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington, or downstream towards Isleworth and Kew Gardens.

 
 

Intermediate Paddle and River Skills

A range of paddleboarding sessions for those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames before.

Two-Hour Paddleboarding Session

£59pp for those who have paddled with Active360 before.

£74pp for those who haven't paddled with Active360 before.

Running a couple of times a week, this class is for paddlers looking to improve their skills, technique, safety and confidence on moving water.

These trips run either side of high tide, allowing you to work on your ability to paddle with and against a current, and to experiment with different paddle strokes. You'll also gain further insight into safety on the river.

You need to be a confident paddler and have previously paddled with Active360 on the tidal part of the River Thames.

 

If you haven't, you can join any of our other lessons to get a bit more experience before joining one of these sessions.

 

Self Guided Expeditions

From £50pp

3+ hour trips

Min 2 people per booking

Use Active360 Richmond's boards for your own adventure down the Thames. 

 

On these trips you will paddleboard around 6/7 miles and we have trips from either Walton Bridge or Shepperton down to Hampton Court, or Hampton Court to Kingston and back.  We provide all kit and safety equipment. You will receive a safety briefing and check from an Active360 Richmond coach before you paddle, maintaining appropriate social distancing.

 

You will then meet us at the predetermined finish to drop off all equipment, and head home, ready to reminisce about your adventure!

 

Only open to those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames before.

 

Corporate Days Out

In this time of Zoom calls and working from home, how about getting the work team together for a fun, active and environmentally friendly day out.

 

We can arrange a fun team-building paddleboarding outing for your company or department.  All ages and abilities welcome.

 

If you wish, we can go on a river clean-up and remove plastic from the river. We can also stop at any number of the fantastic bars and restaurants that Richmond has to offer. 

Contact us at info@active360richmond.co.uk to discuss options and pricing, but please be aware we will be complying with Government guidance on group activities whilst any restrictions are in place.

 
 
 

Hampton Court to Richmond Expedition

£74pp

Three to four hours paddling, depending on conditions.

On this one-way trip, you will be paddling through the heart of the Arcadian Thames, initially upstream to Molesey Lock in order to get the best view of Hampton Court Palace, and then downstream towards Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Teddington and then on to Richmond.  You’ll see loads of wildlife, and paddle past secret islands and historic palaces.  We’ll aim to stop for a coffee and snack along the way.

Note that this trip is currently only open to those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames previously, and is not suitable for Beginners.

Contact us

The Pontoon
Richmond Bridge Boathouses
Richmond

Greater London
TW9 1TH

020 3488 1785

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