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Canoe and Kayak Hire

Canoe & Kayak Hire 3 Hours Full Day
Single Sit-On-Top Kayak £22 £33
Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak £25 £40
Canoe £30 £45
Premium Boats (Experienced Users) £35 £45

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The summer holidays is our busiest time so it is advisable to reserve boats in advance.

When making a reservation we need to know your name, contact telephone number and a preferred time you would like to hire. We reserve boats up to 1 hour after your reservation time, unfortunately after this time we will need to cancel your reservation (unless you contact us to inform of late arrival etc)


What is included in the hire:

  • Boat, paddle and buoyancy aid.
  • A dry bag if requested.
  • A brief instruction before hire
  • You can also hire a wetsuit for an extra £3!

Recommendations of what to bring:

  • Clothing and footwear which can get wet (No jeans or denim allowed)
  • Hot weather: Suncream and a bottle of water
  • Cold weather: Warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks
  • It is advisable to bring a mobile phone with you for emergencies.
  • If you own a waterproof jacket or trousers then bring those too.


Obviously, being surrounded by mountains and being situated in the UK we have our fair share of bad weather. Every now and again the wind picks up to an unpleasant level and we have to cancel hire for the day. Please ring before journeying to us to our base to avoid disappointment.

We are happy allow experienced paddlers out in most conditions – just speak to our staff

Where to go:

Full details of all locations will be given to you before leaving the boathouse and getting on the water.

A stones throw from the popular tourist haven of Bowness-on-Windermere; Windermere Canoe Kayak is perfectly situated with direct access to the lake.

The full and half day rates make the most of our location, allowing full exploration of the beautiful islands surrounding Belle Isle.

Essentially you have the freedom of the whole lake – time permitting!

Recommended route:

Circumnavigation of Belle Isle is recommended to most customers. This route takes in all the islands and fell views – Bowness will be seen in a new light as a quiet settlement nestling on the lake shore.

Pedal & Paddle

Why not try our pedal & paddle offer! Spend half the day on the hills and half a day on the lake!

Option 1: 1 Bike + 1 Single Sit-On-Top Kayak £32
Option 2: 2 Bikes + 1 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak £50 (£25 Each)
Option 3: 2 Bikes + 1 Canoe £50 (£25 Each)
Option 4: 1 Bike + Premium Boat* £50