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Cardiff International White Water
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Cardiff Bay
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Fill your free time with excitement!

We think weekends were made to be thrilling! If you're searching for your next adrenaline rush, a team building activity with a difference, then look no further, as your quest for the ultimate water sport entertainment in Cardiff is over.

Make your weekend count by invigorating your mind, body and soul with our adrenaline-boosting ‘thrills and spills’ water activities. Whether you’re an old hand at watersports or a complete novice, check out the many exciting activities CIWW can offer the whole family. We must warn you though that this selection of activities comes with a high likelihood of getting seriously soaked!

We cater for mini thrill seekers from 6 years old (height restrictions apply) and water sport enthusiasts alike. Schools & Colleges and Stag & Hen Party Groups are also welcome. Why not get a group of six together and take on the rapids with our White Water Rafting or Family Rafting sessions?

If you don’t fancy heading outside to catch a wave then try our Indoor Wave activity that uses a Flow Rider® machine to bring the thrill of bodyboarding inside!

Or get out and enjoy the great outdoors with our Gorge Walking challenge. You'll get to take in the beauty of the scenic Neath Valley, explore steep gorges and submerge yourself in plunge pools. 

So what are you waiting for? Take a look at what we have to offer and make the most of your free time!

Thrills and Spills Activities List
White Water Rafting

Descend the rapids and experience the thrills and spills of the enjoyable, fun filled white water course! Come and try the most popular and sociable of all our water sports. Up to 4 people in one raft. 

On a Friday Evening, we turn the pumps to our maximum flow for our Extreme White Water Rafting. Test your nerve on the fastest water we have on offer at CIWW - our Friday Evening Extreme White Water Rafting is at a reduced price of £55 per person and participants must be 12yrs+

Family White Water Rafting

DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES - OUR WHITE WATER RAFTS CURRENTLY HOLD A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE. Let your little thrill seekers decend down the rapids and experience the thrills and spills of the enjoyable, fun-filled white water course at a slightly slower pace than the grown-ups do! Up to six people in one raft. 

White Water Tubing

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Family White Water Tubing

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Mini Rafts

New for winter 2020! Take over the steering and guide your own raft down our Olympic standard rapids in mini rafts! Under the instruction from our internationally qualified guides take on the best rafting challenge for you and your family and friends. Either 2 or 3 people per raft, learn how to paddle and manoeuvre the raft before testing the overboard scenarios and going onto conquering the rapids! 

Hot Dogging

Introducing white water kayaking – the new water sport tandem experience courses in Cardiff. Also known as hot-dogging, these 2 person kayaking lessons will have you tackling the white water, obstacles and drops. Find out more.

Gorge Walking

Looking for a stag and hen activity with a difference? Join us on a Gorge Walking experience in the Neath valley that will leave you exhilarated and thoroughly challenged!

Canoeing & Kayaking

Our excellent facilities for paddlesports include a flat water pool and an Olympic standard white water course! You can perfect your technique by signing up for one of our courses, delivered by our team of fun and friendly instructors.

Indoor Wave

Try our adrenaline-fuelled, indoor FlowRider® machine! Whether you're a complete beginner or watersport enthusiast, you'll have a blast riding the jets of water using a bodyboard. All weather fun suitable for children and adults. 

River Boarding

The world of outdoor water sports has been swept by the wave of popularity river boarding enjoys. The perfect action-filled adventure for thrill-seekers, river boarding (also known as hydrospeeding) cuts out the middle man between you and the white water, letting you ride the rapids without a raft.