For general paddlesports enquiries, including how to get started on our sit-on-top kayaks, please contact Mandy at

Sit-on-top kayaks are simple and fun, and ideal for recreational outings, including for families with younger children. We currently have 6 doubles and 14 singles in our sit-on-top fleet. They are kept in the boat park in Coronation Park, together with seats and paddles. At the bottom of the page there is a link to a short instructional video showing you exactly where in Coronation Park the boats are kept. The video also contains useful tips and information.

A group of Sit on |Tops

A sit-on-top kayak is easy to paddle. There is no spray deck and you are not enclosed in a cockpit. The kayaks have an integral wheel in the keel, which allows them to be rolled to and from the slipway next to the Higher Ferry. Children can be placed in the front of a double kayak, so you can get the family afloat even with quite small children. A trip to Dittisham is a pleasure for all ages.

Sit on Tops

 To help you get started, please watch this instructional video by Tim Freeman. It explains where the boats and paddles are, how to fix the seat, and has advice on how to tow (if necessary) and other useful safety information.

How to get back on to a Sit On Top:

Video of someone climbing back on to a sit on top

 And see this link for a fun video of sit-on top-paddling made by member Becky.