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The Tirio Packraft Paddler Course is the first accredited course in the UK! It's designed to give you the knowledge and skill to get out there and undertake your own packrafting adventures.  The Course is Accredited by the Water Skills Academy, one of the leading paddlesports awarding bodies in the UK.

The Course follows a full syllabus of skills and culminates with you planning and executing a full day packrafting journey on suitable water (up to Grade II) all carried out under our expert supervision.  

Delivered by fully qualified and extremely experienced paddlesports coaches; your certain to leave with the confidence and skills to undertake appropriate packraft adventures!


The course is run over 4 consecutive days See dates.

The Packraft Paddler

Enable your own Adventure.          

Course Skills        

The course is jam packed with information and techniques!

Here's a few of the key elements the syllabus covers:


•  Raft Type, Set up and Repair. 

•  Clothing, Equipment selection and Safety Kit.

•  Paddling Fundamentals including:
   Open water paddling, Self and Paddler Rescue.

•  Moving Water Paddling including:

   Breaking in and out of Flow, S and C Turns & Ferries.

•  Hydrology, Water features and Hazards.  

•  Risk Management and Group Paddling considerations.

•  Safety Considerations.

•  Open Water techniques including: Sailing, Wind issues and Safety.





For Certification individuals will be required to take up Water Skills Academy Non-Coach/ Recreational Membership for a fee of £30, which also provides waterways licensing, personal liability insurance and access to further training and resources. We will send you the link for membership upon booking.

More information here

£375 4 Days *includes all equipment hire*
2020 Dates
September 15 - 18 - *FULL*
September 24 - 27 *FULL*

More dates to come in 2021, please enquire...
*All equipment included: Packrafts, paddles, buoyancy aids, drysuits, sails etc!*

You are welcome to bring along your own Packraft if you have one, we also have a wide range of Packrafts for you to try during our course.

Full and Half Coaching days also available.

Please enquire.

Want to do this with your own group?

Talk to us to arrange your course.


You can pay by PayPal or Bank Transfer. We'll send you all the details.

Participants must be registered with WSA if they wish to be certified.

Tirio Cyf  Registered Office: 19 Denbigh Street  Llanrwst  Conwy  LL260LL  Registered in Wales  No 104785549