Harbour Challenge

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In a Nutshell

  • Kayaking taster session in Poole Harbour, from Lake Pier
  • Instructor-led experience to learn basic paddling skills
  • Safety and equipment demo
  • Focus on having fun, as well as feeling confident and safe
  • All equipment included

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Validity: Expires 14 October 2013.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person or 2 people. May buy multiple as gifts.
Redemption: Booking required online: http://harbourchallenge.org.uk/groupon/. 72-hour cancellation policy.
Further information: Meeting point: Lake Pier Car Park, BH15 4LR. Must be 8 or older. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Lifejackets only available up to chest size of 50". Must bring change of clothes or warm jumper to change into afterwards. Min. 6, max. 16 per group. Subject to weather; reschedule will happen in the event of bad weather. Original values verified 24 June 2013 at 5.23pm.
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Launching from Lake Pier, kayaking taster sessions with Harbour Challenge OEC lead beginners into Poole Harbour.

The half-day experience begins with a safety and equipment demo, followed by a practical tutorial on basic paddling skills. The object is to pass on confident and safe kayaking skills, with a focus on having fun in the process.

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Groupon finds out about the water and land activities at Harbour Challenge OEC, and who can benefit from the instruction.

What is Harbour Challenge OEC all about?
It’s a Dorset-based company offering adventure sports for individuals as well as clubs, schools, youth organisations and various other groups.

What water sports are offered?
Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and powerboat training are just some of the water sports on offer.

What land sports are available?
Abseiling and climbing, mountain biking, archery and orienteering are all offered, as well as camping and expeditions.

Anything else?
The centre provides Duke of Edinburgh Award assistance to those training for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Customer Reviews

Well organised water sports provider, offering a well structured fun sess
Stu B. · 7 days ago
Myself and my husband had wanted to try kayaking. This was a good taster session. Very grateful for wetsuit that was provided, we enjoyed it.
Caroline D. · 3 April 2017
Really enjoyed this 90 minute archery taster session. We went on a freezing cold day - but it was still lots if fun. The session had 5 others join us, which made a group of 7, all complete newbies and the other attendees were a good laugh and added to the days fun. Our instructor, Paul (?), was a good guy- helpful and informative. There are toilets at the Harbour Challenge venue, but not much else. However there is a small cafe serving food and drinks a few yards away and the carpark is free. We really enjoyed ourselves and as we are local we definitely hope to return in the summer for another archery session... or even one of their other sports. Mich
Michelle D. · 12 February 2017
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    Harbour Challenge OEC

    Hamworthy Park

    Lulworth avenue

    Hamworthy, POOLE, DORSET BH15 4DH

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