Guided sit-on-top kayak trips for beginner whitewater kayaking enthusiasts.
If you are looking for a one-time kayaking experience on the Soca river, we without hesitation recommend you to try our guided kayak Soca descent, where you will paddle into the magical currents of the river, together with an experienced and professional whitewater kayak instructor.
You will not only glide on the mystical stretches and secret corners of the river, but you will also be able to experience the wilderness of whitewater rapids.
Minimum participants and group dynamics
- Sit-on-top kayaks are single boats,
- one kayaker sits in one kayak,
- minimum number of guests: 2,
- maximum number of kayakers per guide: 6.
The guided kayak Bovec descent offers an introduction into the world of kayaking and a chance to be prepared to hit some waves, whereas on a kayak course you are slowly learning and perfecting how to handle a kayak in the currents, counter currents and also whitewater rapids. Secondly, the type of the boat is different. The descent is carried out in open kayaks (sit-on-tops), the kayak course, on the other hand, is performed in classic closed (with a spray skirt) kayaks. In both cases before conquering the waves, the guide will provide instructions about safety. The starting point will be determined by the guide, often in a stretch of 6 km, and after the first practice rowing strokes, you will begin the 1,5 h river adventure. The entire soca river kayaking trip, finishing back in our office will take a total of 3h from your day.
Welcome to Narnia!
The section we commonly visit, is a quieter and calmer section of the Soca river starting in Čezsoča village, a 5 min drive from Bovec. The section offers marvellous views of the surrounding peaks, including Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav. You will pass not only the majestic views but also a location where Narnia’s Prince Caspian was filmed.
Sit on top kayaks are a fantastic intro into the whitewater world of kayaking, as they are easier to handle and offer more stability than classic whitewater kayaks. Because of the shape of the boat, which is friendly for beginners, we can also push our limits on more exciting parts and let the adrenaline flow through us on more challenging sections of the river.
How difficult is Soca river kayaking?
We can measure difficulty in two ways. One way is how physically challenging it is, and the other, how technical and adventurous it is. All of our trips are guided, which means a highly qualified, licensed guide guides you on your kayaking adventure, gives directions and safety instructions. Kayaking Soca is considered to be slightly more challenging than ex. rafting.
Firstly because you sit alone in your kayak. Sit-on-top kayaks are single boats, which means one boat for one kayaker. And secondly, even though they offer quite a lot of stability since they are wider and longer than the regular whitewater kayaks, the currents can still catch your boat and reward you with refreshment. Swimming is a part of the kayaking world. It’s a possible consequence of the learning process. But no stress, the guide is there to help you, guide you and take care of you, every step of the way. It’s recommended for guests to be healthy and in good general physical condition.
As for the adrenaline part – we measure rivers with grades that reach up to class VI. The commercial part of Soca river that we kayak on, spreads between class I-II. The river is wider on the sections we kayak and offers some really scenic views of the surrounding mountain range, combining flat sections and easy rapids. Soca river Kayaking programs are carried out on the easiest section of the Soca river finishing near Boka waterfall with two of the most exciting rapids of the adventure.
What about our youngest?
The guided sit-on-top kayak descent is not appropriate for kids younger than 14 years.