We and selected third parties use cookies or similar technologies as specified in the cookie policy.
You can consent to the use of such technologies by closing this notice.

Chill Out
With CBK

Illuminated cityscapes 💡, crackling fires 🔥, and invigorating dips 🌊 await those who are ready to embrace the changing seasons. Be brave and you’ll reap the rewards. 

Explore Experiences
Wolf and Grizzly Fire PitA Finnish Tent Sauna on Longhoughton Beach, Northumberland.
Kayaking on the River Tyne at night with the Sage Gateshead Concert Hall in the backgroundCouple canoeing on the Wansbeck River in Northumberland

What's new for winter

Discover Our Experiences

Choose how you want to chill out

Ice Dip Social

New for 2022, reconnect with your friends and reap the health rewards of braving the ice-cold waters found at 55 degrees north.

The experience includes a series of exhilarating ice/cold water dips in a North East beauty spot, followed by a traditional Finnish tent sauna.

Cycles of cold water immersion and heat therapy are proven to boost your overall wellbeing - reducing inflammation and lifting your mood.

You and your friends will also have access to a 10-person Finnish Army tent with its own log burning stove. In here, you can chill out and enjoy delicious local food cooked over an open flame by the camp chef provided.
Book Now
Cold water swimming at Longhoughton Beach, Northumberland.
Includes equipment, food, camp chef and a professional lifeguard

SUP Cook Out

Combine a scenic stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) tour with a taste of cooking in the wild.

After paddling to a secluded spot, you’ll learn how to prepare brunch over an open flame at the water’s edge using expedition cooking methods. Menu options include the Geordie Full English and Vegan Full English, with all of the ingredients coming from local suppliers.

To ensure that no food waste enters the natural environment, the tour follows strict ‘Leave No Trace’ principles.
Book Now
Preparing food using wild cooking techniques
Full-day, including all food, equipment and guiding

Quayside Glow Tours

Witness a spectacular urban light show from the water by signing up for our award-winning Quayside Glow Tours.

As the dark nights roll in, Newcastle Gateshead Quayside provides a mesmerising backdrop with the twinkling city lights and the changing colours of the Millennium Bridge. Paddle along this historic river on an illuminated kayak, as our guides point out some of the city’s famous landmarks.

You can warm up afterwards with a complimentary drink at Gino D'ACampo's Bar and Grill in the newly opened INNSiDE Hotel.
Book Now
Kayaking on the River Tyne at night with the Millennium Bridge in the distance
Includes equipment, guiding and a complimentary drink

Tyne Bridges and Quayside Tour

A unique and award-winning way to see the city.

Newcastle Gateshead Quayside is steeped in history and features some of the region’s most iconic landmarks, including the Tyne Bridge, the Sage Gateshead, and the Millennium Bridge.

Our guided kayak tour along the river takes in all of these sights and more. You’ll also get to enjoy tales of the city’s past, present and future.
Book Now
Kayaking on the River Tyne with the Tyne Bridge in the distance
Includes equipment and guiding

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are ideal for solo paddlers, small groups, and families.

You might be a complete beginner or wanting to take your paddling skills to the next level. Each two-hour session is tailored to meet your needs.

Choose from a sit-on kayak, sea kayak, stand-up paddleboard or canoe.
Book Now
Woman taking part in a kayak lesson at Cullercoats Bay
For the first person
£17.50 for each additional person

Intrepid Paddler Series

As sea conditions become more challenging, you have to be creative to find great spots to paddle.

Our Autumn/Winter series is designed for those who want to explore new places and develop their planning skills. You’ll meet your instructor at a central location, look at the weather and decide on the best venue.

Choose to do one or two, or complete the full series.
Book Now
Three people paddleboarding on the River Tyne near Hexham
Full-day, including guiding only
Equipment hire an additional cost

Accredited Skills Courses

Want to learn some new skills or take that next step towards becoming an accredited instructor?

This winter, we are offering a number of courses that are certified by either the Water Skills Academy or British Canoeing. These are recognised around the world.
Book Now
Surf SUP lesson on Tynemouth Longsands
From £85pp
Full day, including guiding only
Equipment hire an additional cost

Online Webinars

If braving the elements is not your thing, fear not, our online coaching webinars are back.

From October to March, tune in to our fortnightly Zoom broadcasts on Wednesday evenings. We will tackle topics from choosing the right kit to understanding forecasts, to top local paddling spots and beyond.

We always have time for interaction and questions too.
Book Now
Cup of coffee next to a laptop computer
Per Webinar
CBK Members can attend for free
Two people paddleboarding on the River Tyne
From £50pp
Includes buoyancy aid, paddle,
and roof rack straps.

Winter Hires

Hire a kayak or paddle board for a full 7 days and go where the mood takes you.

As the weather becomes more unpredictable, we've switched to a week-to-week service for our equipment hires. Collect your kayak or SUP on a Friday and return it the following week.

We'd recommend exploring some of the beautiful inland and sheltered water spots around the North East.

SUPs are provided deflated with their pump, bag and a
quick release waist leash. Kayaks are best transported on a roof rack (not provided). All hires include a buoyancy aid, paddle and roof rack straps.
Book Now

Corporates and Teams

Looking for a different way to celebrate the festive season or bring in the new year?

Get the gang together for a truly social experience on the water. Go kayaking on the river at night, prepare food over an open flame at the water's edge, or get the blood pumping with an icy dip.

Package Options:
Glow Tour
- Relaxing illuminated kayak tour on the River Tyne
SUP Cook Out
- Wild cooking expedition with paddle boards
Ice Dip Social
- Refreshing dip in icy waters followed by a Finnish tent sauna

Each one is tailored specifically for your group and can include hospitality.
Book Now
Canoeing on the Wansbeck River in Northumberland

What our customers say

We have an average TripAdvisor rating of 5/5
"The SUP Cook Out tour was amazing. I'm fairly new to paddleboarding and loved it."
"Most fun I've had on the water since I was a kid. Brilliant, love this place!"
"Great fun exploring the Tyne from a different perspective. Well informed and professional guides."
British Canoeing LogoWater Skills Academy LogoOne Percent for the Planet Logo TripAdvisor Logo

Stay connected

Paddling provides a great way to stay connected and create memorable moments with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Two women paddleboarding in Cullercoats Bay

Discover hidden gems

The North East has some of the UK’s best paddling inland spots. During the colder winter months, we’ll help you to explore some of these hidden gems. 
Aerial shot of paddleboarders on the River Tyne near Hexham

You're in safe hands

Living at 55 degrees north means there’s more to consider when heading out onto the water. From kit to technique, our experienced guides help you stay safe.
Accredited kayak and SUP school in North East England

Preserving nature

All of our tours are designed to have a minimal impact on the natural environment. We also donate one percent of all revenue generated to local charities preserving our blue spaces.
Customer preparing food over an open flame at the edge of the River Tyne