Welcome to our testimonial page. Below are a few emails we've recieved with peoples thoughts of their experiences with us.

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Just a quick note to say what a great day Dominic and I spent on the river with you and our fellow companions on Saturday! Despite as you now know that I was extremely nervous about the whole thing I had a great day and got what I wanted out of the course, feeling more comfortable in a boat!!! Dominic obviously excelled in his 'text book' capsize and also got a lot out of the day. This proves that you cater for all abilities and you were a great kayak coach!!

Sarah Mamoany - 06/08/2015

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you very much for organising everything so well for our group to kayak down the river Adur - everything went so well and it was so much fun with beautiful weather. We had a nice lunch at the Kings Head before heading back to the campsite. A great way to celebrate my birthday!

Giulietta - 08/06/2015 

We have just had a fantastic day on the water, Adrian has been a great coach...and has made it an awesome day!!! Can't wait for tomorrow.

Tina Allen - 16/05/2015

We had an absolutely brilliant time kayaking. I booked two adult kayaks as a birthday present for my husband and I can't recommend it enough. Adrian was very professional and very friendly. He had brand new kayaks for us to take out onto the water. Great design and very comfy to use. Were out for three hours and I can honestly say it has been a true highlight of the year for us. The scenery was incredible - we headed inland and it was beautiful seeing the Downs from the water. Tons of wildlife and plenty of time to stop and take it all in. Definitely will do it again and really want to take my children out with us next time. Fantastic value for money too.

Julie - 15/05/2015

The kayaking was great and a big hit with the boys. All staff members were impressed by your professionalism and rapport with the boys, and the day was just the right level of challenge for them. I'm sure we'll be looking to repeat next year.

Jason Buckley - 07/05/2015

I've really enjoyed the past 2 days and am elated to have finished it with a pass and some very encouraging feedback...Looking forward to paddling with you guys on a river trip over the summer - For now I just wanted to pass on my thanks to both you and Stephen. It really is great to paddle with experienced and enthusiastic people who can both coach and inspire- I definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kayak Coach.

Shena Mathers - 03/05/2015

I just wanted to say THANKS A MILLION FOR SUCH A KICK ASS day on Saturday! Really had the most fun I've had in sometime, you're a great teacher.

Nicola Lamb - 20/04/2015

I am booking your Balcombe River trip for my 50th Birthday in 2015. I am so thrilled to have joined you for the Cuckmere Haven trip because, it is a unique way to see so much of our most beautiful coast in one morning! Your passion, and knowledge was in abundance! It was a great "core work out." Mental and spiritual high as well. See you next season! I am booking soon for next year!

Curt Halliday - 25/11/14

Just to say, I really enjoyed your course on Saturday, and feel I gained a lot from it. It was an excellent day all round and exceeded my expectations. Thank you.

Andrew - 02/09/14

Charlotte, George and I all thoroughly enjoyed it! I have canoed and kayaked on and off for years and only doing the course made me realise quite how little I knew! I learned a huge amount which will be put to immediate use. You instruction was excellent - you made it thoughly enjoyable whilst also making it clear what the standards were and how to get to grips with all of the techniques. I'll certainly be recommending your services and look forward to my wife, and youngest son, doing the course in a couple of years time when he's a little older.

Steve Vinall - 12/05/14

Just a quick note to say thanks again for an excellent river trip on Sunday, Olivia and I really enjoyed it, what a great way to spend a lovely sunny afternoon. Plus a really big thank you for uploading the photos for us, they looked really good.
I have also filled in the feedback form, all excellent... 

Tim Merriman - 08/10/13

It was a really special intro to kayaking and I smiled all the way home - partly recounting my tortoise speeds (your patience is admirable!), but mostly just the joy of being on the water, and the funny conversations en route. Will defo be booking up either another lesson or perhaps river trip.

Abby Colmer - 20/08/13

Even though I ache like crazy, I had a wicked day!!

David Taplin - 24/06/13

Thanks so much for the trip on Sunday. We all had a really great time! Some of us (mainly myself!) are aching like mad today but it was definitely worth it.
We’ve all agreed that we will definitely be booking with you again soon. The trip was just the right length of time and despite the wind we really enjoyed ourselves.

Sophy Jones - 24/06/13

Many thanks for photos and for a super day. All who paddled had a great time!
Its a lovely spot to re visit and Ivan and I might well do this together later in the summer.

Dianne Moorhouse - 31/05/13

Hey hey, great weekend in Brighton, thank you for taking our stag group out at the weekend. Shame about the weather but the games and paddling was great fun and definitely need to get out on the water more often. Thanks again.

Tom Herbert - 07/05/13

The photos are great and the boys had a great day. I'm sure they will be in touch to book another day trip soon!

Jo Taylor- 29/04/13

Many thanks for today, I really must compliment you on your ability to train two very different people at the same time it was a great day and we both learnt a lot from you.

Paul & Marie - 10/11/12

Just wanted to say thanks again for yesterday, and apologies for arriving a bit late, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Should I decide to get myself a kayak I wouldn't mind some further instruction, especially after capsizing, so I'll be in touch after reviewing your other courses.

Mark - 23/09/12

Thank you Adrian we have had a wonderful afternoon, not laughed so much for ages. Dread to think what you photographed and what you reported when you got home about us lot !! We all had pizza (fish and chips was shut ! ) and all ate as if we never had food, clearly needed to restore our appetites after all the laughing and exercise. Can't describe the fun we had. Thank you for what will be a afternoon we will all remember. Still cross I fell in at the last post !

Great day thank you

Jane & co - 19/08/12

Thank you for the course yesterday. It was just what I needed - a familiarisation to prepare me for future kayak encounters. Not everyone will be as lucky with the weather but Cuckmere Haven in the morning was perfect. I recommend you & your course to anyone who is interested in giving kayaking a try in a safe envirnmoent with expect support.

Barbara - 19/08/12

My sons (9 and 12) thought the day they spent kayaking with you today was great fun. It was their fisrt time kayaking and they both felt that they gained a lot of experience and confidence from the course (their words not mine!) The 9 year old's highlight was practising capsizing and swimming to shore; the 12 year old had great fun with the games you played especially the ball game. They both liked your approach with them and said you were a nice guy. Thanks again - I'll be booking myself in soon!

Alison - 14/08/12

Thanks again for a great day out - we really enjoyed playing on and in the water...

Jane & David - 13/08/12

Just an email to thank you for the 28th of July at Cuckmere. A fantastic course and I will be booking more!

Andy - 13/08/12

Many thanks for a great training session last Wednesday. I very quickly learned that everything I’d been doing was wrong so I’m particularly grateful for that!

Hew - 31/03/12

Just a very quick email from both myself and Louisa to say how much we enjoyed the course - it was really good fun yesterday, and thanks for all the coaching and guidance with us newcomers to the water!

Rich & Louisa - 19/09/11

Thanks so much for your time today. I really learnt a lot, and your instruction was very clear. You made the session fun - which is amazing considering how terrible the weather was!

Linda - 04/08/11

My son & 3 friends had a great time at Cuckmere Haven for 3 days kayaking with Adrian. "It was awesome" says a 12 year old! (This is from a kid who seems to be spending this summer mountain biking and kayaking even when the weather isn't that great.) Many thanks.

Valerie - 14/07/11

Just a quick note to say how much fun and knowledge we gained from Sundays sea fishing experience me and Lorraine had. We took our freshly caught mackerel round to my sisters and put the fillets in our new fish smoker and they were lovely (Hugh would have been proud!!).

Dean & Lorraine - 27/06/11

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the coaching for Colin - he has really enjoyed these two days. You've been very helpful and welcoming to us all - putting up with me and the girls as an audience! I know Colin wants to do some more so I think we'll be back in touch soon. You never know, I might brave it one day.

Marie - 21/04/11

"It was easy to arrange, affordable and everyone we dealt with was super friendly. Having twisted my wife's arm to originally buy a sit-on-top with me (as she is very nervous of water) she is now more than confident heading out for a days kayaking. A particular thanks must go to TheKayakCoach instructor Adrian for spending lots of time helping to build up her confidence."

Luke - 13/10/10

A final "thank you" for entertaining the boys during the biking/kayaking sessions - as you know, the boys had a great time and the rather unfortunate weather didn't seem to deter them (or you) which surprised me!

Chris & Valerie - 26/08/10

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