Self launch from The Boathouse slipway

We are really pleased to offer you the opportunity to launch your own craft from our slipway at The Boathouse.


Launch your kayak, canoe or paddleboard, just pre-book your day/s and use our slipway from 10:00 hours onwards each day.

The fee is just £5 per craft per day with all profits going direct to Dorothy House Hospice in Bath.

Payment is by way of a  'Tap And Pay' card machine on site so just pre-book with us then turn up and pay on the day!

When booking, just include the number of craft launching for the day and the groups lead name for reference.

You can really make the most of your time with us by enjoying the hospitality of The Boathouse and its fabulous food and drink before or after your trip. 

Even better, why not pay a one off annual fee of £45 per craft, (instead of £5 per craft per launch), which covers you from April to October. This will then also entitle you to a fabulous 15% discount off of any food and/or drink that you purchase every time that you launch!

Please note our site safety rules that are on display by the slipway.

What to bring:


  1. Your own Paddleboard, Kayak or canoe in a safe useable condition.

  2. Suitable clothing and refreshments for your activity.

  3. Buoyancy aid for each person taking part.

  4. Means of card payment.





  1. As this is a self launch session, Channel Kayaks will only cover you for the safe use of their slipway.

  2. You will already have a working knowledge of your own craft.

  3. You will accept full responsibility for the same and your own health and safety once on the water.

  4. No participants will be allowed to access the waterway without wearing a buoyancy aid/pfd.




Turn up with your own Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard and have fun on the River Avon.

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