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Gloucester Dock

City Center Paddling Experience

Experience the city of Gloucester from a unique perspective. Meander your kayak or paddleboard among the historical tall ships of Gloucester Dock.

Starting in the heart of Gloucester Dock you and your group will be introduced to the paddlesport equipment and the skills needed to maneuver it. 

No previous paddling experience is necessary. You will be looked after by one of our fantastic Discover Paddling Team Instructors, British Canoeing qualified, highly experienced, and passionate about paddlesport.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding: mid week, evening and weekends are all available in Gloucester Dock. All available session can be booked on the live interactive calendar on this page. If you would like to kayak or paddleboard in Gloucester Dock on a date and time that is not currently available please feel free to contact up using the contact us page.

*Under 18's must be accompanied by an over 18. 1:2 Ratio

What's Included?

  • Paddlesport equipment; paddleboard/kayak, paddles and buoyancy aid 

  • Passionate and professional, qualified instructors

  • Introduction to the equipment

  • Safety briefing

  • Paddleboard/kayaking instruction

  • Paddleboard games and challenges to develop skills

  • Discover Paddling annual adult paddleboarding membership - giving access to members only sessions

Points of Interest

LV14 Lightship

Built & Commissioned in 1959, she served under the name of SPURN , based 5 miles offshore of the Humber Estuary in the North Sea. Decommissioned and sold in 1985, she travelled around the UK and Ireland, saved in the scrapyard she eventually arrived in Sharpness in 2007. Extensive remodelling took place, renamed SULA and towed to Gloucester in 2010, where new owners purchased her in February 2020.

A Registered National Historic Vessel.

The new owners have restored and adapted her to provide luxury self-catering accommodation with two bedrooms, shower, lounge, kitchen and dining room. Two decks provide views over the docks and a great place to chill at all times of the day.

Further information and bookings available on their website