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Water Activities In Devon


Whatever water based activity you are looking for, we have something for everyone. From leisurely canoe trips on the Dart, Exe or Wye, to a fun kayaking or raft building activity at our centre, there is a water based activity for you. For a real outdoor experience, why not look at our overnight canoe and bushcraft trips.



Coasteering is one of today's most popular and exciting adventure sports. Explore the stunning Devon coastline by climbing, scrambling, jumping, swimming and traversing. An adrenaline fuelled experience that can easily be tailored to suit the age and ability of your group. Click on this course to enquire about our group coasteering activities and multi-activity days, or call us now on 08432 896361 for more information.

Gorge Walking & Canyoning

Canyoning, Gill Scrambling and Gorge Walking in Devon for everyone; Groups, Schools, Birthday Activities, Stag Parties, Hen Parties

White Water Canoeing

Devon has a wealth of white water rivers to explore, so grab a wet suit and let us teach you all the skills you will need to safely navigate the rapids on a day or two of white water fun in kayaks or Canadian canoes. Click on this course to enquire about our hen kayaking activity days, or call 08432 896361 now for more information.

Canoeing & Bushcraft Survival Camps

Spend 24/48 hours on the beautiful river Dart estuary, learning the art of canoeing & bushcraft survival in true Ray Mears style. You will learn the key elements of bushcraft survival after paddling in our Canadian canoe and landing at our private riverside camp. Our team will help you erect a hammock to sleep in, light a camp fire using flint and steel and cook dinner including wild foods you have gathered in the day. 

River Wye Canoe Camps

The river Wye is a haven for canoeists and those that appreciate the wilder side of life. The river and it's banks are teaming with wildlife such as otters, kingfishers and peregrine falcons. Spend between 2 and 6 days exploring this fantastic river, testing your canoeing skills as you navigate the famous Symonds Yat rapids, learning some key bushcraft survival techniques as you go.

Canoeing Day Trips

Explore the beautiful river Dart estuary in tradition Canadian canoes. Our experienced instructors will teach you all you need to know about handling your canoe then guide you on a river journey filled with wildlife and stunning scenery. Stop for lunch at a riverside inn, enjoy a BBQ on the beach or forage and fish for wild foods. Click on this course to enquire about our canoeing days, or call us on 08432 896361 for more information.

Kayaking Activity Days

Our fleet of stable and super safe 'sit-on' kayaks are ideal for plashing around on the lake at our activity centre or can be used to explore the local rivers for a full day trip. Click on this course to enquire about our kayaking days and courses for schools and young people, or call us on 08432 896361 for more information or to discuss combining this activity with others that we offer.

Raft & Bridge Building

A superb team challenge, cross two sections of open water by building pontoon bridges and constructing rafts that will support the whole team. Our instructors will help you with designs and teach you a selection of knots to get you on your way. The rest is up to good teamwork and problem solving! For trips on the river Exe, river Dart, river Tavy or Devon Avon, click on this course or or call us on 08432 896361 for more information.

Team Building & Problem Solving on Water

At Essential Adventure we have vast experience of running team building and problem solving events for a range of groups, from schools, to corporate. Over the years we have incorporated a massive selection of individual activities into our programme, enabling us to deliver targeted learning outcomes for your bespoke event.

Our range of water based team building activities are complemented by our land based team building activities, which you can see by CLICKING HERE.