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Canoe Hire Windermere Family Closer

Canoe Hire

Explore Windermere from the comfort of your own canoe!

Canoeing (also known as Canadian or open canoeing) requires a little more skill to get going on your own.  After some instruction and a little practice it is a very enjoyable activity and appeals to those who like a tranquil experience on the water.  Because there is room for more than one person in the Canoe, it is great for families with small child or children who can sit snugly on board with mum and dad.  

Safety requirements

Canoes are not as stable on the water as sit-on-top kayaks.  So,for your own safety, if you would like to hire a canoe and take to the water on your own, you will require a BCU 2* qualification or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of rescue techniques. Alternatively we suggest you book onto a Guided Tour or Private Instructed Session.

Dad Kitting Up Child Kayak

3 hours £30

Full day £45

You are unlikely to fall in (unless you jump!) but you may be splashed and will probably get wet feet & bottom so we advise wearing…..

  • Full waterproofs in case you get chilly

  • Shorts, t-shirt and a fleece  / jumper are fine on most days in the summer

  • Trainers or approach shoes you don't mind getting wet

  • No denim (jeans) as this makes you cold when wet as does cotton clothes

If the sun is shining then a hat & suncream / sunglasses

Snacks / picnic & drink

A towel and a change of clothes & footwear in case you need them afterwards

  • Dry bag

  • Map

  • Changing facilities (Bowness only)

  • Wetsuit hire for an extra cost of £5

Book Online

Book online via our sister website Windermere Canoe Kayak.

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