This was great fun - and brilliant for getting our teens out and active! We all loved it. Clever, fun, detailed - just cross we were pipped to first place!
Great family session. Roger got us all standing up wtihin minutes and tailored the session to individual skills, with fun challenges along the way. A great couple of hours family time!
What a brilliant afternoon! I was given the Family Paddle as a birthday present, and it was my favourite! Fantastic to be all together, have some fun, learn a new skill together, weather was ideal (I'm sure it would be have been just as much fun in the rain) and Roger and all the team were amazing, from set up and safety briefing, to building our confidence, enjoying the experience, exploring nature, playing silly games, relaxing and nota phone in sight! Highly Recommended (ps we all had our own paddleboard, but the 3-on-a-board game was really fun!)
First time paddle-boarding and by no means our last!
First time paddle boarding for me, my husband and our 7year old. Our eldest who’s 10 had paddle boarded before with Roger.
We couldn’t get over the ease of access from Launch point’s private pontoon and the absolute beauty and serenity of the river!
I was certain I’d be staying on my knees throughout the session, but I was wrong and Roger was right! I was even doing successful 90degree jumps and staying afloat and less successful 180degrees and getting wet! (Great fun!) Had you told me I’d be doing jumps on the board at the start, I’d have laughed it off but the chilled vibe, Roger’s calm, encouraging approach and Al’s adventurous antics were the perfect recipe to create a new sense of paddle boarding confidence!
My husband was trying out new things with a gung-ho approach and lapping up the opportunity to clear his mind and embrace this unifying activity as a family.
Our seven year old lad followed in his brother’s footsteps and was standing up very quickly and paddling along side us, (that’s when he wasn’t piggy backing on Roger’s board or tandem racing which was exhilarating to watch and to be part of by all accounts!)
We all had an absolutely wonderful experience, so much so that our boy was asking ‘When can we do that again?!’ Whilst taking off his life jacket from the afternoon’s paddle!
It’s such a great feeling to think that we’ve all achieved something as a family and witnessed one another stepping out of our comfort zones and having an absolute blast!
Roger and Al couldn’t be better at what they do.
Apart from the beavers, (and evidence that Roger showed us of where they’d been a few hrs before!) there must be something in the water as we’re hooked and will definitely be back.
Thank you Launch point adventures!
The Harris family
Fantastic first paddle boarding experience
My son and I had a great first paddle boarding lesson with Launch Point. Al and Roger are great teachers and also made it lots of fun. Highly recommended!
Signing up for a paddleboarding session with Launch Point Adventures seemed a good idea to have a go at this water sport and I wasn’t disappointed. Starting out on my knees, I never expected to progress to standing up in this first lesson, but with Al’s excellent coaching and encouragement I achieved it! I was very proud of myself and once my legs stopped shaking I really enjoyed the experience. Al introduced some different techniques, and I soon had the confidence to try these out too. I even managed a ‘bunny’ hop at the end without falling off! It was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a summer’s evening on the river Avon and I will certainly do it again. Thanks Al and Roger—it was great fun! Till the next time…..
Yes I would def recommend Launchpoint Adventures. Both Al and Roger were very informative and good coaches. The views along the BathEaston stretch of the River Avon is stunning. Lots of different types of tuition and tours available including a night Beaver Spotting one.
Such a fun family thing to do, everyone should give it a try at least once. I'd been before but never managed to stand up but with Roger's calm encouragement even I managed to do it! The youngest in our group was 9, oldest 74, all had an absolute blast. Go for it you won't regret it.
Wonderful family paddleboard session with Roger, all had great fun, even grandad at 74 smashed it. We're so lucky to have the river right on your doorstep to enjoy, would definitely recommend that anyone and everyone should give it a try.
Fantastic SUP experiences.
Been out on an SUP with these guys a couple of times now and both were fantastic experiences on a beautiful stretch of river. For the first small group session, we were shown the ropes, how to stand up and make different manouvres.. The second was a night paddle where we experienced the rivers wildlife close up. Totally awesome. Highly recommend it.
I had a really good time in your nocturnal session.
It was really easygoing, relaxed and super interesting
Roger and Alex were brilliant hosts.
I learnt so much about the local wildlife and how peaceful floating down the Avon in the twilight…. Totally beautiful.
I glowed for days.
Our granddaughter had a great paddle boarding session with Roger. She loved the jokes and feels she has improved her skills and felt very confident. I would definitely recommend Launch Point Adventures!
Our Scouts loved their recent SUP training session with Roger and his team. Recommend to anyone looking to pick up new skills whilst having the most fun. Beautiful setting too.
Roger has such enthusiasm and a great attitude towards teaching beginners the basics and introducing new skills to confident paddle boarders. It was a pleasure to watch him teach our son and inspire us all to take the plunge (or hopefully not!) Wonderful setting and great facilities on site and locally. Our 10yr old had the most amazing time and we’re hoping to be back with Launch point adventures this summer as a family if there’s availability!
Great evening with the beginners group. Roger was very helpful & gave some good guideance . Easy access to the river. will book again & probably book a 121.
Brilliant evening with Roger and Al the instructors. At 65 I was nervous to start but soon gained confidence. Booking again for another session!!
Had a lovely evening paddling on the river and learnt a lot more than I thought there was to know! Feel more confident now. Saw a beaver and 3 herons and enjoyed the views from a totally different angle to usual.
Really enjoyable introductory paddle boarding session in a beautiful location with knowledgeable instructors. My 12 year old son and myself had a fantastic time! 😀
Private lesson - was great fun and Rodger the instructor is a lovely guy 🙏
Really fantastic , feel fitter, stronger and more relaxed. Roger and Al were great instructors and made the whole thing a lot of fun. Would totally recommend for families, friends, work colleagues, young and old a like a real bonding experience.
I booked a paddle boarding lesson with Roger a few weeks ago and my wife and I absolutely loved it. We were total beginners and in a group of 6 with a range of ages and abilities, but he made sure everyone enjoyed the session. It was great fun and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Would recommend Launch Point to anyone looking to give paddle boarding a go.
Roger gave a fantastic lesson today, I learned a lot and had great fun! Thank you 😀
"Thank you so much for our intermediate lesson it was an absolute pleasure and we’ve never had so much fun on the boards. We’ll definitely be up for future adventures with you. "
Really, really great fun out on the river. Felt safe all the time with great coaching from Roger and Al. Definitely recommend Launchpoint. Friendly, fun and professional.
We really enjoyed learning paddle boarding with these guys. They are both very good teachers and very attentive. The evening and river was so lovely we all ended up in it! Perfect moment.
Would give more stars if i could lol. First time paddle boarding and felt this was well managed and fun took me awhile to actually stand and stay stood without getting soaked, but with Roger help we got there in the end, definitely looking into doing again if not more
We had an amazing time today learning how to paddle board. A lovely location on the river Avon with dragon flies landing on our SUPs! Great and friendly tutoring and we all loved it. When I asked the kids to rate it out of 10, they both said 12!
Wow! Great couple of hours spent paddle boarding on the gloriously tranquil river Avon at Batheaston with Roger Chandler today; super experienced and qualified paddle board instructor. I had tried SUP boarding whilst on holiday with my kids in France but having fallen in numerous times with ‘jelly legs’ and getting ‘destroyed’ by my kids and wife who were all naturals - I decided to ask for Roger’s help on this sunny evening in June. Roger started with some basic technique and safety instruction on dry land at his private pontoon in the centre of Batheaston village. Once that was done, we were straight into the water. Roger’s calm, reassuring and non-fussy approach got me through the early wobbles in a matter of 5 minutes and whilst there was the inevitable tumble into the Avon - Roger was on hand to instruct me how to get back on and try again with loads of encouragement. If you are new to paddle boarding - come and talk to Roger, but similarly - if you’ve done a bit already and you want to learn some more technique, he’s your man. By the end of our session I was standing up in complete confidence. Great fun !
My daughter had a great evening on the river with Launch Point Adventurers. The instructors made her feel comfortable and confident right from the start and, even though she had paddle boarded before, she learnt lots of new skills and had a really fun time. She came back asking when she could go back for more.