Jersey Kayak Adventures

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About Us

Jersey Kayak Adventures is a British Canoe Union (BCU) and Adventuremark approved centre.

The company was formed in 2003 by Gary Kemp and Derek Hairon and is the leading specialist kayaking operator in Jersey. We operate all year and have pioneered the development of sit-on-top kayaking in the UK.

All our kayak activities are accompanied by a qualified BCU sea kayak coach with the appropriate level of qualification to operate in the area you are paddling.

Our instructors have a wealth of experience paddling in Jersey and overseas. They know the local waters, history and environment. We believe that this background ensures a better quality of service.

All tours/courses are led by qualified BCU level 3 (or higher) instructors

Paddle with a nationally approved kayak centre

All instructors are British Canoe Union qualified. We follow British Canoe Union guidelines and our own written operating procedures. To meet national standards as a BCU approved centre we undergo annual inspection by the BCU and Adventuremark.

At Jersey Kayak Adventures only level 3 coaches lead adult tours/courses to ensure safety and to provide a high standard. It is for thsi reason we are able to kayak from venues island wide.

On introduction courses we often add extra staff for the first few sessions to give clients more support.

Jersey Kayak Adventures only employs instructors who are registered as up to date with the British Canoe Union. This implies: attending regular national updates, hold valid first aid certificates, undergo Criminal Records Bureau Police checks and are current members of the BCU.

Children’s courses operate with two staff afloat.

Staff follow child protection and vulnerable adults policies.

We offer training opportunities such as Wild-life safe (WiSe) certification, Jersey Tourism Bronze badge guide certificates and support for staff wishing to develop their kayaking qualifications, First Aid awards and the new United Kingdom Coaching Certificate training modules (UKCC).

We employ all our staff on contracts to comply with local employment laws and insurance requirements.

Jersey Kayak Adventures Ltd is fully insured and adhere to local regulations.

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