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Season

1 apr –
15 oct

Departures

9.00

Duration

3 hours on the river

No. of people

2-20

Children

from 10 years

Levels

beginner – advanced

Kayak school on the Soča river

Whitewater kayaking is one of the most attractive activities around here.
Soča river is suitable for different levels of knowledge and skills on different sections.
The aim of kayak course is to teach you different paddling techniques and basic rules of safety in whitewater.

tailored to your wishes

We offer 3 different kayak courses – 1 day, 3 days and 5 days program, suitable for beginners and intermediate kayakers.

relaxed

You will begin your course on flat water and then day by day advance to faster rapids.

multi-skilled

Besides paddling you will also learn wet exit, river communication signals and river rescue basics.

Pricing

1 day course - 3 hours

any day

85

per person

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3 day course - 9 hours

Monday – Wednesday

255

per person

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5 day course - 15 hours

Monday – Friday

425

per person

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Included / not included in the price

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equipment
transport
coaching on the river
insurance
22% VAT
+ PHOTO & VIDEO GRATIS

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drinks and meals
towels

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Itinerary

Departure hours are fixed but the rest of the timing might change depending on group size, water level and weather conditions.
However, to give you an idea here’s an example.

morning trip – 9.00

  • 8.45 check-in at Bovec Rafting Team sports center
  • 9.00 getting the equipment
  • 9.15 departure to the starting point
  • 9.30 start kayaking
  • 12.30 end kayaking
  • 13.00 arrival back to Bovec Rafting Team sports center

program

  • DAY 1 – learning basic strokes on flat water
  • DAY 1 – wet exit
  • DAY 2 – improving basic stokes on faster current
  • DAY 2 – mental training to feel comfortable on the river
  • DAY 3 – perfecting the basics
  • DAY 3 – communication signals on the river
  • DAY 4 – learning intermediate paddling techniques
  • DAY 4 – white water rescue basics
  • DAY 5 – improving intermediate paddling techniques
  • DAY 5 – introduction to use of safety rope and gear

How it goes

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And decide what activities are perfect for you. Kayak course will take about 4 hours of your time so we don’t realy recommend booking another activity on the same day. You will be tired and you will be hungry. But if you book 3 or 5 day kayak course and wish to take a day off during the course, just let us know. We’ll be happy to take you on another activity on your free day.

LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING

Please book your kayak course at least 3 days in advance if you plan this course in July and August. We form small groups with only up to 5 guests per guide, so courses get overbooked quite fast.

You can book your trip by

  • filling out a reservation form
  • sending us e-mail on hello@bovec-rafting-team.com
  • calling us on +386 41 338 308
  • sending SMS on +386 41 338 308

DON’T FORGET TO BRING

  • towels
  • swimsuits (best if you wear them under your clothes)
  • extra pair of underwear because your swimsuits will be wet
  • ponytail elastic if your hair is long

COME TO BOVEC

Our sports center is located in Bovec. We have a big private parking lot where you can park your car. There are also toilets, showers, lockers and changing cabins here. Not to mention the chill-out area with free WiFi.

CHECK-IN AT OUR OFFICE

First we will need you to sign a declaration of awareness. Please note that we can’t take on kayak course people who are

  • under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • pregnant
  • physically or mentally disabled
  • blind (you have to be able to see at least something)

Check the list of medical conditions that might prevent you from joining our kayak course.

Then we will kindly ask you to pay 🙂 You can pay in Euro or by credit card. VISA, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express are all accepted.

MEET YOUR GUIDES

They will explain the details about the kayak course and hand you all the equipment you need.
In our gear room you will get

  • neoprene suit
  • splash jacket
  • life jacket
  • helmet
  • spray skirt
  • neoprene shoes
  • kayak
  • paddle

GETTING TO THE SOČA RIVER

There’s a big parking in front of the Bovec Rafting Team sports center. There you will leave your car. You won’t need it for the next cuple of hours. We will take you to the starting point on the Soča river and then back to Bovec with our vans and buses.

STILL ON SHORE

You will change to neoprene suits. You will leave your clothes and towels in our van or bus. Just before you start with crazy paddling the guide will also explain the basics of whitewater safety and show you what the paddle is for.

FUN ON THE RIVER

We always start kayak courses on calm and slow section of the river. First, your guide will teach you wet exit, so how to get out of the kayak if you flip. Then you will start learning your first strokes on flat water and later on faster current. The program is shaped not only to teach you how to paddle but also how to stay safe on the river. So besides different paddling techniques you will laso learn communication signals on the river, the basics of white water rescuing and how to use safety rope and other gear.

WHEN OUT OF THE RIVER

The vans will already be there with your dry clothes. When you’re ready we’ll drive you back to our sports center.

GET PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM YOUR RAFTING TOUR

Your guide will take his GoPro camera on the river. After the trip we will send you all the photos and videos from the trip for free. So, stop at our office and leave your e-mail. We will send you a link as soon as photos and videos are uploaded to a cloud gallery.

MAKE SURE YOU DIDN’T FORGET ANYTHING AT OUR SPORTS CENTER

Booking a 5 day kayak course dramatically increases the risk of forgetting something at our place. So please don’t bring any family diamond jewelery or great great grandfather’s watch with you. However, if you do forget something just send us an e-mail. We’ll be happy to send it back to you.

TELL EVERYONE HOW AWESOME WE ARE 🙂

Facebook, TripAdvisor and Google+ reviews are much appreciated. Thank you!

What to bring on kayak course

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bring with you

  • swimsuits/bikini
  • towel
  • extra pair of underwear
  • ponytail elastics for long hair

you can also bring

  • vision glasses
  • contact lenses
  • medicine
  • sunscreen
  • sports camera with helmet mount

equipment we give you

  • neoprene suit/long john
  • helmet
  • neoprene shoes
  • spray skirt
  • splash jacket
  • life jacket
  • kayak & paddle

Check out our blog with detailed explanations and
with full lists of

  • things you should bring with you on kayak course
  • equipment we will give you at our sports center
  • things you can also bring if you wish or need to
  • things you don’t need
  • what to bring with you in case of rain

read more

Special Warnings

Dear guests,

Many medical conditions are not problematic on every day bases. However, they might be problematic when participating in adventure sports.

We are sorry, but kayaking or any of the sports activities are not for people who are

  • under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • pregnant
  • physically or mentally disabled
  • blind (you have to be able to see at least something)

You might be able to join us, but please consult with the office staff if you

  • are non swimmer
  • weight over 110kg
  • suffered any injuries in the past 5 years (bone fractures, dislocated joints,…)
  • have a heart condition
  • have spine condition, back problem, back pain (especially spinal discs problems)
  • have asthma

Packages

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2 activities in 1 day

rafting + canyoning

If you are staying in Bovec just one day and wish to make the most out of it book our adrenalin full rafting and canyoning day.
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2 activities in 3 days

3 day multi activity package

Spice up your summer in 3 days and join us for exciting rafting and canyoning adventures on the emerald rapids of the Soča river.
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3 activities in 3 days

3 day family package

Have fun with your family on rafting and canyoning. Then enjoy a massage while we take your children horseback riding.

FAQ

Check out a list of questions that are most commonly asked by our guests in one convenient place along with their answers.
It also contains helpful tips about sports activities.

Check frequently asked questions