Beginners : Individual open canoe Courses

Beginners : Individual open canoe Courses

Activités encadrées

2 to 4 people


Open Canoë - Family Experience
1 ADULT FARE 70€ from 18 years old
1 CHILD FARE 55€ under 18 years old


Gaves Open Canoe School

Welcome to the exciting world of open canoeing!

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting activity for your family, open canoe lessons could be exactly what you’re looking for. Open canoeing is a nautical activity where you're paddling in an open canoe through rivers, lakes and estuaries.

Imagine yourself and your family floating on the water, the cool breeze in your hair, the singing birds and the calm of the water around you. Open canoeing is a perfect activity for families who enjoy spending time together outdoors and enjoying nature.

Our open canoe courses for families are designed for complete beginners. The Gaves Open Canoe School puts at your disposal experienced and competent instructors who will guide you through the basics of open canoeing, from the handling of paddles to the direction of the canoe.

In addition to learning basic open canoe techniques, our courses also include safety tips to ensure you and your family being safe throughout the activity. We also supply all the necessary equipment: Esquif Open canoes (one of the best Canadian manufacturers), paddles, lifejackets and more.

Whether you are a family with young children or older teenagers, our open canoe courses are suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Join us for an unforgettable family experience. Book our open canoe courses now and discover a new family passion while exploring the beauty of nature!

How it works

On the program: 2 x 3 hours in 1 day

Goal :

This course will give you the opportunity to paddle in a tandem canoe (two-seater canoe) on easy waterways. You will acquire solid fundamentals for your future canoe adventures.

Theoretical part :
Canadian canoeing vocabulary and anatomy
Organization before, during and after navigation on the river

Practical part :
Embark and disembark
The first paddle strokes with two
Sharing and communication between team members


  • Training and supervision by a state patentee Canoe Kayak
  • Navigation equipment and fittings
  • Standard Personal Safety Equipment
  • Neoprene suit
  • Waterproof can
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Good to know

On site:

  • Parking and picnic area
  • Sale of neopren shoes 15€
  • Suncream 10€
  • Rope for sunglaces 2€
  • CB paiement


FOODTRUCK on site, open on fridays, saturdays and sundays, lunch an dinner from April to October and 7/7d in July and August.


  • Being healthy
  • Know how to swim at least 20 meters
  • Being 7 years old minimum
  • Under 18 years old persons must be accompanied with an adult (18 years old an more)

Has to plan:

  • Swimwear
  • Suncream
  • Bottle of water
  • Change of clothes
  • Shoes

Meeting place

2X Aventures Base de location de canoë kayak Landes Béarn Pays Basque Impasse du Poun 40300 Sorde-l'Abbaye

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