Kajak Soča – Kayak School for Beginners

Kayaking Soča river for Beginners

from €67/person
3 Hours Max 4 1 - 5 Days

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Beginner kayak school on Soča river

Are you curious about whitewater kayaking on Soča river? Would you like to give it a try but don’t want to commit the time if it’s not the sport for you?

You can choose between 1- to 5-day kayak courses in Bovec that are especially designed for first timers in kayak.

Our games-based learning approach make kayaking fun right from the start and has helped numerous new kayakers into this beautiful sport. We emphasize fun on the river while teaching proper stroke techniques and responsible whitewater kayaking practices.

Kayak courses on Soča river

1-Day Kayak School

The right program to find out if kayaking is for you. This course starts on flatwater as it provides a controlled, perfect environment to focus and start learning the many skills necessary to paddle whitewater.

3-Day Kayak School

Our three-day course will give you an intense enrollment into this beautiful sport. With a third day for practice, techniques begin to flow naturally as your instructor provides more detailed suggestions and exercises.

2-Day Kayak School

Two-day course is designed to teach you how to paddle whitewater. You will get a more detailed introduction to kayaking and a strong base from which to move into more advanced kayaking.

5-Day Kayak School

Get into kayaking all at once! By the end of your week kayaking you may have the opportunity to paddle Class III whitewater and will have the skills and confidence to enjoy it!

Kayak course prices

The price depends on the number of kayak school participants, departure date & course length. Equipment rent and river pass are not included. Soča river pass (daily/weekly) can be purchased apart. The prices in the chart are shown for a group of 4 people.

1 Day Course
  • Experienced & Licensed Instructor
  • Introduction Class
  • Snacks, Drinks
  • Photos
  • Return Shuttle
3 Day Course
  • Experienced & Licensed Instructor
  • Introduction Class
  • Video Analysis
  • Snacks, Drinks
  • Photos
  • Nice Gift
  • Return Shuttle
5 Day Course
  • Experienced & Licensed Instructor
  • Introduction Class
  • Video Analysis
  • Snacks, Drinks
  • Photos
  • Nice Gift
  • Return Shuttle

beginner kayak school program

We believe that consecutive days in a kayak makes for better knowledge retention. See what you'll learn and work on each day of the beginner kayak course on Soča river.

Day 1

Kayaking equipment & handling, Flatwater paddling, Proper body posture, Essential flatwater strokes, Leaning & turning, Basic self-rescue

Day 2

Basic strokes in detail, Scouting & river hazards, Reading water, Breaking in & out of the current, Ferry glides, Class I-II rapids, Self & others simple rescue

Day 3

More techniques of paddling strokes, Advanced river crossing, Detailed river hazards, Advanced river scouting, Wave surfing, Ferry gliding, Rolling, Class II-III rapids, River rescue course

Day 5

Advanced strokes, Scouting & river hazards, Reading water in details, Advanced breaking in & out of the current, Ferry glides, Rolling in flat & moving water, Playing on Class II-III WW waves & holes

Does this look like fun? Book kayak school today!

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Ice is melting, learn to kayak.

Beginner course runs from April to October. All kayak tours depart from Bovec. Morning lessons usually start at 9 am, afternoon at 2pm. Five-day course takes places every week from Monday to Friday. One-, two- and three-day weekend course takes place every week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On request, extra days are possible. Advanced booking is strongly recommended.

"Dejan has really good teaching skills that combined with a positive coaching style lead you to do new things better than expected. We had such a great time!"
kayak instructor teaching mum how to hold paddle near river soča
“Dejan is a very professional and funny dude. Whole day went flying when he taught us the basics of kayaking. Highlight of our trip! Highly recommended!”
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