• M32 of 2022
    Nine Elms Reach - Grosvenor Rail Bridge Arch Closures & Local Traffic Control - Cancellation
  • M31 of 2022
    Battersea Reach - Battersea Rail Bridge Arch Closures - Cancellation
  • M30 of 2022
    Bugsby's Reach - Trinity Buoy Wharf Pier Piling Operations
  • M29 of 2022
    Battersea Reach - Battersea Rail Bridge Arch Closures
  • M25 of 2022
    Closure of No.5 Arch Blackfriars Bridge

Sea Trips

The Club is run by volunteers for us to enjoy padding. We welcome all members making proposals about where to paddle and organising accommodation, kayaks on roof racks, and supporting a suitably qualified (sea) leader to run the paddle on the water. Please refer to the trip grading system. Email or contact the trip leader to check your skills, and assumptions/expectations about the trip, and then as appropriate confirm your place on a trip.

Please ensure you have read the document ‘Club Non-Thames Rules’, particularly where trips are ‘peer paddles’. The document can be found on this page: Club Documents « Chelsea Kayak Club

Previous trips are usually documented in the Blog which you can find here: CKC Blog

Friday 29 April – Monday 2 May- Marseille, France, Grade B/C
Organiser: Fiona

This paddle is open only to Club members who are suitably qualified (i.e., Sea Kayak Award or near, or equivalent) and subject to confirmation by the trip organiser.

All paddlers are recommended to be British Canoeing member as individuals to take part in this trip.
Distance will vary each day, but typically 12nm.

If interested, please contact the trip organizer or info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk if you don’t know the trip organiser.


Saturday 21 May – Bournemouth to Christchurch Grade A/B
Organiser: David

This paddle is open only to Club members who are suitably qualified (i.e., Explore or near, or equivalent) and subject to confirmation by the trip organiser.

All paddlers are recommended to be British Canoeing member as individuals to take part in this trip.
Distance estimated as 14nm.

If interested, please contact the trip organizer or info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk if you don’t know the trip organiser.

18-25 June – Kilchoan, West Scotland, Grade B & C
Organiser: Philippe

This paddle is open only to Club members who are suitably qualified (i.e., Explore Award or above, or equivalent) and subject to confirmation by the trip organiser.

All paddlers are recommended to be British Canoeing member as individuals to take part in this trip.

This is a week long trip. We expect to have a base from which we can choose day trips based on the weather. For the base we expected to have accommodation (additional cost). We also plan to have some overnight expeditions, camping away from the accommodation. Camping equipment (eg tent, sleeping bag) will be required to take part in those overnight trips.

If interested, please contact the trip organizer or info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk if you don’t know the trip organiser.


Friday 8 July – Monday 11 July – Dartmouth, Grade B/C
Organiser: Fiona

This paddle is open only to Club members who are suitably qualified (i.e., Sea Kayak Award or near, or equivalent) and subject to confirmation by the trip organiser.

All paddlers are recommended to be British Canoeing member as individuals to take part in this trip.
Distance will vary each day, but typically 12nm.

If interested, please contact the trip organizer or info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk if you don’t know the trip organiser.


Saturday 30 July – Sunday 31 July – Eastbourne to Cuckmere, overnight trip, Grade C
Organiser: David

This paddle is open only to Club members who are suitably qualified (i.e., Sea Kayak Award or near, or equivalent) and subject to confirmation by the trip organiser. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and camping equipment in your kayak (in dry bags).

All paddlers are recommended to be British Canoeing member as individuals to take part in this trip.
Estimated distance is 16nm.

If interested, please contact the trip organizer or info@chelseakayakclub.co.uk if you don’t know the trip organiser.