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 between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours.

You can really make the most of your time with us by enjoying the hospitality of The Boathouse for fabulous food and drink before or after your trip and as you have booked through Channel Kayaks, we will present you with a voucher that you can redeem on the day, giving you a 15% discount off of your food and/or drinks, (subject to it being open due to Covid restrictions).

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

Unfortunately, anybody turning up who has not pre-booked will have to be turned away.

N.B. When asked to confirm the number of persons attending, please just submit the number of craft but add the names of all persons attending at the end on the attendee details.

It is mandatory for ALL participants who are self launching to wear a buoyancy aid.


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.





  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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