River Arun Tour

Join us for a paddle on the River Arun with stunning of the South Downs, plus see a wide range of flora and fauna, as we meander through areas of protected wetland, and natural beauty. This tour is suitable for all abilities. Our tours are aided strongly by the tide, from out launch point we will be pushed along with the tide, allowing us some restful and enjoyable paddling, if the trip has a return element then we will still be able to utilise the tide going the other way to get back easily.

Enjoy the scenery, especially where the river cuts through the South Downs, view the wildlife as the River Arun passes through a number of wild fowl reserves. Note the past industrial activity of the River Arun that once formed part of an inland waterway connecting the South coast port of Littlehampton to the Thames, the old quarries and theAmberley Museum & Heritage Centre on the river banks.

While we are travelling, our experienced coaches will be able to give you some basic tuition which will improve your forward paddling skills, plus allow you to manoeuvre the craft more easily. This tuition will happen while we travel, and the main aim of this tour is to see the scenery.

There are no pre-requisites for this tour, but we do recommend that you’ve had a go at paddling before!

For this trip you have a choice of our open canoes, double kayaks, and single kayaks. Please just let us know which you’d like to use when you book! Please note, if we don’t receive choice information from you, we will assume you desire a single sit on top kayak.

What Fluid Adventures provide:

  • Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets (when appropriate)
  • Spray Decks
  • Relevant safety kit
  • Relevant water access licenses
  • Maps
  • Qualified, experienced and CRB checked coach

What you need to provide:

  • Suitable paddling attire
    • Wetsuit (if owned) or old clothing (jogging bottoms and a microfleece top are ideal)
    • Shoes – old trainers will do, but we recommend wetsuit shoes/boots
    • Windproof/splashproof jacket (an old or cheap one is perfect)
  • Towel – just in case!
  • Complete spare change of clothes for afterwards
  • Snack/drink
  • Transportation to/from location
  • Car Parking
  • Camera!

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