Paddling possibilities of summer SUP socials

Need an excuse to bring together friends, family or colleagues for a fun time on the river?

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Weekly River Adventures

Look online and see if there is a paddle time that suits you. If the timing works book yourself on and join a small group of paddlers for a river adventure. It is suitable for beginners too. 

Getting started
Whether you want to paddle for breakfast, lunch or dinner there are paddles at different times of the days and weekday or weekends.
According to the groups experience and time of day I will launch from a variety of different access points along the river, so we can mix up your adventures. If you can’t find the timing that suits you through my online booking then please text or email me .
m:07505 147957 e: taracrist@icloud.com
Hen-on-the-Thames

Exactly what it says on the bottle! For that special unique celebration  look no further than the river. It is eco friendly as no engines but your own needed and it costs less than a fancy meal! £35 for 90 mins / £40 for 2 hours if local- minimum 6 paddlers, can be for longer or more paddlers.

More Hen info.

Imagine with you and your girlfriends enjoying a paddle up and downstream on your favourite part of the Thames. If you are looking for a challenge and are fit then you can paddle further or if you want something more relaxing and not too energetic then we can just paddle to an island and enjoy the sun and possibly a spot of yoga or relaxation along the way. Inebriation is not advised as it will seriously effect your balance and stamina! Saying that if you want to organise some bubbly we can take it with us and some nibbles, as long are not litter bugs. If you have a member of your group who is not into paddling ( or cannot at this time) , they can meet us somewhere on the river bank and still be part of this occasion.

You pick anywhere from 90 minutes to half a day and then together we can pick a journey along your favourite section of the Thames and your party can experience a wonderfully relaxing, fun and ideallic ( if weather is kind) pre-wedding send off!

We can stop off (or drop off) at one of the riverside cafes/bars for a drink or take something with us. The charge would be £35 for 90 minutes with all equipment included plus I would accompany you on your adventure. I can keep at bay (paddle behind or in front) whilst keeping an eye on your group or I can offer full instruction. Discounts given for longer paddles and a free paddle and SUP for the organiser or bride/groom. 

Stag- on -the -Thames
This has not been as popular requests as the girls but that may have something to do with the lack of alcohol. Nothing at all stopping you for bringing a beer for along the way but safest ( driest) to finish the paddle at a pub.
For more Stag info

We have several favourite Pub Paddles- starting up stream at The Flower Pot, Bounty, Three Brewers, The Ferry, Boulters, Skindles. Although no tickets will be issued on the river or losing your licence, there is nothing stopping you from having a few pints as long as you are capable of paddling home, as I won’t be towing you! It is far safer and less dangerous than the nutters driving motorised river craft inebriated.
£35 for 90 mins / £45 for 2 hours if local- minimum 6 paddlers, can be for longer or more paddlers.

Pub to Pub Paddle
Want to organise a Pub to Pub Paddling for your energetic buddies? How about visiting The Bounty,  Brewers, The Ferry, Boulters or Skindles.
More Pub Info
We have several favourite Pubs we paddle from and to starting up stream at The Flower Pot, Bounty, Three Brewers, The Ferry, Boulters, Skindles. Although no tickets will be issued on the river or losing your licence, there is nothing stopping you from having a few pints as long as you are capable of paddling home, as I won’t be towing you! It is far safer and less dangerous than the nutters driving motorised river craft inebriated.
So let me know how many of you, how many pubs you want to visit and how long you have and we can put together a plan.
£40 for 2 hours and discount for more time on the water, drinks not included!
Romantic Sunset Paddle
Are you wanting to experience a super sunset one weekday evening ( or weekend)?
More Sunset info
Maybe you want to have a river date with your sweetheart or a social with some friends or just join a group of paddlers you don’t know. Paddling up through Cliveden around sunset during the summer months is unbeatable. You can take your time and paddle at your pace and I will be behind or in front of you to keep an eye out for hazards so you have privacy to chat and socialise. If you need instructions, I am there for that too and to get your started, I have all the equipment. £35 for 90 minutes, discounts for groups.
Sunday SUP Socials
FREE  if you BYO board or you can hire a board to join in. Many a Sundays throughout the year we go for a little river adventure somewhere further than Maidenhead. Keep up to date by joining our WhatsAp group or my WhatsSUP66 facebook page.
Sunday info

Sundays River Adventures  are for those who have been paddling for a while ( with our without me) and can join my husband on me for a paddle of our choice. It won’t be a lesson but it is a chance to paddle further a field ( river) with company but taking responsibility for yourself. If you don’t have a board and would like to join us then let me know and I can bring extra paddle and board with me. £35 for whether it is 90 minutes or 4 hours of an adventure. It is obviously weather dependant and you do need to be either paddle fit or fit in general, we don’t go fast but if you are not use to paddling 3-4 miles, start with the shorter 90 minute paddles. We sometimes launch further upstream nearer Henley, Oxfordshire and we are planning some other places new to us. We enjoy the company hope you do too! Once you have completed 5 paddles with me, you get to go on one of these for free.

Family Fun
Once the water and weather is warmed up then it the perfect time to have some time to mess around on the river with friends or family.
More info for Family Paddles

You can book two or more paddleboards for the family to share. Maybe invite some other family or friends down to enjoy the water too. If you book more 5 boards you get the 6th for free. Discounts for multiple hours. Once the warmer weather has heated up the Thames there will be at least 2 Family Fun paddles a month, so keep an eye on the online bookings.

Children Paddle Parties
Want a pirate party or teach give the kids a full SUP experience on the quiet back water on the river bank of a park. +7 years
Kids party Info.
In the warmer months of the summer I can take a small party of kids and teach them to paddle or they can use the paddle boards as rafts or pirate ships for a fun water experience. Each child must be able to swim 50 m and wear a buoyancy aid. The charge will be calculated on the river time and it can include SUP yoga on the boards or yoga on the land. Children would have to be 7 years old plus for this event. 6-12 children would be ideal with some plenty of adult support.
I have some super spots ( public land/ parks) where the party can take place using quiet back waters where boats do not go.
Approx. £160 for the hour 6 boards to be shared.
Summer Special
Have you been looking at that river for years and have not figured out the best way to enjoy it?
Look no further, either join a group who also want to do the same or make a group up of your favourite adventurous friends.
More Summer Info.
Few option to choose from:
1. Let me know what time of day and day of week you are wanting to try it out and I will see if I can find you someone else to join us. Cheaper if more than one. £35 for 90 mins.

2. You love paddling and want to make the most of the summer and paddle each week, then lets find you a group to paddle with.

3. You love paddling and you have some energetic friends who want to join you, let me know when and I will do my best to make us a regular slot. Every 6th paddle for free or 6th paddler for free.

We can vary the launch site to add variety so you get to experience different sections of the Thames locally.

Fitness or Yoga Group Social
Do you have a fitness group you are a member of or maybe you are a yoga teacher? We had some super SUP social summer events last year.
Want to organise a group event

Why not do a club or group SUP Summer Social on the river this year. The teacher and I find a date with students which works for us both. We can set some SUP yoga or fitness challenges and can manage groups of  6  and can invite families . The cost of the board hire was shared and everyone got a go at paddling or SUP yoga. You can bring a picnic and drink and have a laugh or relax whilst watching some fun river antics!

Corporate Paddle
We can organise a team building event and includes races, rafting and rescues or you simply may want a fun relaxed paddle.
Corporate info.

Contact me directly to discuss the options. Launching can be anywhere from Henley to Bray and I have contact for caterers too.
e: taracrist@icloud.com t: 07505 147957