Cremorne Riverside - Adult Paddlers

Adult fitness sessions

Adult kayaking fitness sessions take place on Wednesdays (6.45-8.45 am) and Saturdays (times by arrangement) at Cremorne Riverside. Sessions are aimed at improving fitness, stamina, boat control and paddling safely on the tidal Thames.

To join the group you will first need to attend an adult beginner course (see above), or contact the centre to arrange an induction paddle which will take about two hours, so that we can match you to the most suitable session for your ability.

  • induction paddle: £40 (Includes one free Adult Fitness Session)
  • cost per session: £15
  • five sessions: £60

For further details contact the Cremorne Riverside Activity Centre.

Adult beginner courses

Courses are held from March until October, and are aimed at introducing you to the sport of kayaking on the tidal Thames. The course content includes an introduction to the kayak, boat control, rescue skills and paddling in tidal conditions safely.

Adult Beginner four week course: £100.

Adult course booking form [PDF] (file size 61Kb)

Dates for adult courses:

Course 3: July 30, August 6, 13, and 20

Chelsea Kayak Club

Formed in March 2010, Chelsea Kayak Club is a friendly London club which has been set up to specifically focus on sea kayaking and touring.

The Club meets during the week and occasional weekends for paddling on the Thames from Cremorne Riverside Activity Centre in Chelsea, although it operates completely independently of the Centre.

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is able to swim 50m in light clothing – please also refer to the club's FAQs webpage for information on how to get started if you have no or limited paddling experience or to answer any other questions you may have.