Duke Of Edinburgh

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have a combined experience of 20+ years running all levels of the DofE, in a variety of locations and modes of transport, from walking in the Purbecks to Canoeing down the River Wye. We run Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions for both individuals and large groups alike. We aim to provide a fun, memorable expedition, stress-free, from booking to qualifying. We can provide everything from discounted expedition equipment, pre-expedition training, practice expeditions, and qualifying expeditions, an easy way to get your DofE expedition section complete.

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have a combined experience of 20+ years running all levels of the DofE, in a variety of locations and modes of transport, from walking in the Purbecks to Canoeing down the River Wye. We run Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions for both individuals and large groups alike. We aim to provide a fun, memorable expedition, stress-free, from booking to qualifying. We can provide everything from discounted expedition equipment, pre-expedition training, practice expeditions, and qualifying expeditions, an easy way to get your DofE expedition section complete.

What is the DofE Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a multi-level award scheme for 14-24 year-olds. All three levels of the award consist of three core sections, Volunteering, Physical and Skill the aim of each of these sections is to improve a young person’s ability in each of the respective areas. On top of the three core sections at each level there is also an Expedition section of varying lengths and challenge to be completed. The aim of this section is to broaden the horizons of the young people, take them out of their element and challenge them in a way most of them never have been challenged. At Gold, participants must also complete a Residential section. The Goal of this section is to build on the challenges of the Expedition section and begin to also challenge a young persons interpersonal skills.

 

Here at Jurassic Watersports we are a Duke Of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider. We deliver Expeditions at all three levels of the award, as well as the Gold Residential section.

Why book with Jurassic Watersports?

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have over 20 years of DofE Experience and specialise in both Water based and large school Expeditions. We have extensively researched and scouted all of the expedition areas we use and have a collection of fantastic routes to offer. Most importantly of all, each and every one of our DofE customers gets access to a special 15% discount code for all their Expedition Kit from our Shop!

What do you supply?

For all expeditions we provide:

- Full Kit List

- Tents

- Stoves & Fuel

- First Aid Kits

- Group Shelter

- Maps & Compasses 

For all water based Expeditions:

- Canoes

- Paddles

- Buoyance Aids

We also cover all campsite fees as part of the price and provide a Team of Experienced and Qualified Supervisors/Assessors.

How do I book?

Click any one of the ‘Book Now’ Links or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

We only offer limited availability for online bookings of Expeditions. If you cannot find a date to suit your availability, please email us at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk or contact us via the 'Contact Us' page.

What modes of transport do you offer?

At all three levels we are able to run expeditions in Walking, Canoeing and Kayaking.

As standard, we offer Walking at all three levels and Canoeing at Silver & Gold.

What is the DofE Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a multi-level award scheme for 14-24 year-olds. All three levels of the award consist of three core sections, Volunteering, Physical and Skill the aim of each of these sections is to improve a young person’s ability in each of the respective areas. On top of the three core sections at each level there is also an Expedition section of varying lengths and challenge to be completed. The aim of this section is to broaden the horizons of the young people, take them out of their element and challenge them in a way most of them never have been challenged. At Gold, participants must also complete a Residential section. The Goal of this section is to build on the challenges of the Expedition section and begin to also challenge a young persons interpersonal skills.

 

Here at Jurassic Watersports we are a Duke Of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider. We deliver Expeditions at all three levels of the award, as well as the Gold Residential section.

Why book with Jurassic Watersports?

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have over 20 years of DofE Experience and specialise in both Water based and large school Expeditions. We have extensively researched and scouted all of the expedition areas we use and have a collection of fantastic routes to offer. Most importantly of all, each and every one of our DofE customers gets access to a special 15% discount code for all their Expedition Kit from our Shop!

What do you supply?

For all expeditions we provide:

- Full Kit List

- Tents

- Stoves & Fuel

- First Aid Kits

- Group Shelter

- Maps & Compasses 

For all water based Expeditions:

- Canoes

- Paddles

- Buoyance Aids

We also cover all campsite fees as part of the price and provide a Team of Experienced and Qualified Supervisors/Assessors.

How do I book?

Click any one of the ‘Book Now’ Links or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

We only offer limited availability for online bookings of Expeditions. If you cannot find a date to suit your availability, please email us at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk or contact us via the 'Contact Us' page.

What modes of transport do you offer?

At all three levels we are able to run expeditions in Walking, Canoeing and Kayaking.

As standard, we offer Walking at all three levels and Canoeing at Silver & Gold.

If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you or have a preformed group of four or more, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to arrange a expedition to suit you.

If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you or have a preformed group of four or more, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to arrange a expedition to suit you.


FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

If your looking for a school booking, we do those too! make sure to check out the 'DofE For Schools' Page.

What do I need to bring?

The DofE have their own 'Recommended Kit List'. When you book, we will also send you our own, full kit list.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Is there a lot of paperwork to fill in?

No! All that's needed is a couple of short forms, all of which you can submit online.

I haven't received confirmation?

The online system will send out an automatic confirmation with instructions on what you need to do. If you can’t find the confirmation email, please do check your spam/junk folder as we do some times end up in there! If you still can see anything, please email us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will endeavour to re send.

Where do you run your Expeditions?

We run from a variety of locations, depending on level of award and mode of transport.

Bronze - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

Bronze - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

Silver - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

- West Dorset

Silver - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

- River Wey

Gold - Walking

- Dartmoor

Gold - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Wey

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

As per DofE rules, we need a minimum of 4 participants to run, maximum group sizes of 8.

Can I book as a whole Group?

Yes! If you have a group of 4+ ready to book we might be able to arrange a date to suit you! Get in touch to discuss!

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your Booking for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too.

If you cancel your Booking:

Over 30 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made more than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 30 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 14 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your Booking, are not eligible for a refund, we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your booking, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your booking, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur an admin fee.)

FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

If your looking for a school booking, we do those too! make sure to check out the 'DofE For Schools' Page.

What do I need to bring?

The DofE have their own 'Recommended Kit List'. When you book, we will also send you our own, full kit list.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Is there a lot of paperwork to fill in?

No! All that's needed is a couple of short forms, all of which you can submit online.

I haven't received confirmation?

The online system will send out an automatic confirmation with instructions on what you need to do. If you can’t find the confirmation email, please do check your spam/junk folder as we do some times end up in there! If you still can see anything, please email us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will endeavour to re send.

Where do you run your Expeditions?

We run from a variety of locations, depending on level of award and mode of transport.

Bronze - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

Bronze - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

Silver - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

- West Dorset

Silver - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

- River Wey

Gold - Walking

- Dartmoor

Gold - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Wey

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

As per DofE rules, we need a minimum of 4 participants to run, maximum group sizes of 8.

Can I book as a whole Group?

Yes! If you have a group of 4+ ready to book we might be able to arrange a date to suit you! Get in touch to discuss!

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your Booking for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too.

If you cancel your Booking:

Over 30 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made more than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 30 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 14 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your Booking, are not eligible for a refund, we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your booking, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your booking, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur an admin fee.)