Gloucester’s famous Tall Ships Festival only happens once every two years so grab this unique opportunity to paddle alongside Pirate Ships & Wakeboarders!

The session will begin from Shipton Square, next to Mariners Church. We’ll take you through water safety, basic instruction before launching onto the water at Barge Arm. From there we will go for a short paddle down the canal to get you standing & up to speed. From there we will head into the main basin of Gloucester Docks amongst all the boats. Our instructor will take many photos which can then be sent to your phone straight after free of charge.

Price £18 per person or £15 if you come dressed as a pirate! Ages 10 and up.

All equipment provided including buoyancy aids which must be worn and wetsuits if required. Changing facilities in Southgate carpark

Please note, you will need a festival ticket in order to come paddling. They are available at to buy here

Here is all the parking and accessibility information.

We will be running one-hour sessions suitable for beginners. Check out the times below and send your booking request to Kev:



Saturday & Sunday times







Monday times




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To book now, call 07508 705 359 or submit the form below, thank you!