Testimonials

Please see some of the many wonderful comments and thank you for being part of our success.  We have taken "on board" all your feedback and here's to an even better 2014....

"It was a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and went at a good pace for us total novices" Alison

"Fantastic...despite miserable weather. The Tour was relaxed, not too strenuous, informative, hugely enjoyable and all in all great fun" Marc

16 IDIOTS CHARITY CANOE CHALLENGE - AUGUST 2014

"I first came up with the idea of canoeing the Thames in Canadian canoes after doing 12 miles on the Wye during a stag do. The trip down the Thames would amount to 125.4 miles in 5 days and when I looked into the logistics in detail I soon realised I needed help. I approached CKT with a vague idea of what I wanted and they were able to tailor a trip at a sensible price. CKT not only planned our trip but helped us with our training and were patient and never once told us we were crazy!

During the event CKT excelled! Without them we would not have made it down the Thames. They also enthusiastically supported our fund raising and embraced our supporters. The challenge was possibly the most difficult thing any of us had ever done, yet at the same time the most satisfying. We called ourselves the 16 Idiots and as one of our group commented we will be forever Idiots. I would do the trip again at the drop of a hat. The charities we were supporting, my Idiots and myself will be forever grateful to Neil, David and their crew."

Peter Robinson

 

ST JAMES'S PLACE FOUNDATION - CHARITY EVENT - 18-22 JULY 2013

I was a member of a team of 10 paddlers (apparently it is never rowing or an oar) who undertook a charity marathon taking a team of boats from Lechlade to Windsor. The undertaking was ably led by Neil with a support crew that would be the envy of any organisation involved in operations. In order to keep the review to a manageable length here are the good bits:
* knowledgeable and professional guide with an absolute passion for his pastime
* all kit safe and serviceable
* support crew where nothing was too much trouble (to be taken to the campsite where the tents are already pitched and a cup of tea is waiting is a luxury that you need after a hard day on the water)
* food and logistics perfect and delivered on all aspects with no negative feedback whatsoever. 
In order to provide an amount of balance (and this does not detract from the five star review)
Neil - you need to understand that explaining to your clients that 'just around the corner' when they have been paddling all day should actually mean just around the corner!!
Thanks for a super five days, thoroughly recommended for any charity organisers for something that is a real challenge.

Neil and the support team looked after us brilliantly. An earlier review goes into greater detail but if you are planning a longer event give them a call as they can handle the logistics on your behalf with ease. The physical demands of 110+ miles over 5 days was pretty daunting, but we made it and CKT were a huge factor in this success.

I would recommend CKT to you if you just fancy a couple of hours on the water or a massive challenge. They proved that with little experience you can still become proficient and have fun! Thanks guys.

CENTRICA PLC - We used Canoe and Kayak Tours for a team building event for a group of our graduates. The team provided a professional and efficient service from start to finish. On the day they managed to create the right balance of fun and learning. During the days following the event, there was a noticeable ‘buzz’ within the group, with all participants commenting how great an experience it was. Would definitely consider using the team for similar activities in the future, Rebecca

CAPE PLC TESTIMONIAL.....

CKT organised a team building event with a Fish 'n' Chip supper for 30 effortlessly. Their communication was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The participants feedback included comments as follows:- "SUCH GOOD FUN", "great team building event", "the people falling in made it even more entertaining !", "games were brilliant - they showed off the competitive ones but equally involved everyone", "the view of the Castle made it special to our overseas team members that came from afar (Australia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Middle East…) The Guides and staff were BRILLIANT, really accommodating, friendly, good fun.  As a Company, we would thoroughly recommend and return!  Sarah (PA to CEO) - CAPE Plc

Dear "Team Cape", it was an absolute pleasure working with you all, you enterered into the spirit of the activities and even those that had a little swim were not deterred ! many thanks for your wonderful comments and we look forward to having fun with you all again in the future, from all the CKT Team

 

UCB CELLTECH - SLOUGH.....

‘What a great day! The CKT guys were fantastic, well organised and knowledgeable. We took a team over 20 people onto the Thames and everyone had a fantastic time. The boats were stable and safe and at no point did anyone feel out of their depth (even those with prior reservations).  I would recommend this as a brilliant team building event or just a big fun day out for all the family.  Thanks guys, hopefully see you again soon.’ Mike  UCB. 

THE FRESH OLIVE COMPANY - FAMILY FUN DAY - 8th June 2014

To all the CKT Team, the feedback on our Family Fun Day has been great, everybody saying how much they, and their families, enjoyed themselves. The BCA was an ideal venue and their students offered a very professional, but fun environment for everybody to enjoy the activities.

You all made my life easy and came up with a fantastic programme of activities that catered for the wide range of ages and cultures that is the Fresh Olive Family. Your efficiency and good humour throughout made it a real pleasure working with you and I’m sure we’ll be planning another event together soon…  Thanks again for all your hard work.    Iain, Event Manager, The Fresh Olive Company