Canoe and Kayak Hire From Bowness

Kayak on Windermere

Book Your Canoe or Kayak here.

Explore the islands, stop off and have a picnic or maybe take a dip.... What better way to  see the lake?

Choose your boat

Choose the type of canoe / kayak you would like to hire and how long for.

Book now

Summer holidays are our busiest time so it is advisable to book in advance.

How to find us

Our boathouse is at Ferry Nab, Bowness-On-Windermere LA23 3JH click here for directions.

Please take a minute to read the information below to ensure you make the most of your time out on the lake.

  • Hire includes all the equipment you will need. Wetsuits can be hired on the day for £5 each.
  • There must be at least one group member over the age of 18 out on the water with you
  • Proof of ID is required (unless you have booked on-line)
  • If you decide to cancel, we require 48 hours notice to offer a full refund, if a cancelation happens within 48 hours of the activity date we are not able to offer any refund sorry, however we may be able to reschedule your booking if there is availability. If we cannot find an alternative date then there will be no refund.
  • Please note: unfortunately we cannot facilitate multiple customers taking turns in hire crafts. Please ensure each person has their own either single or double kayak/SUP to avoid disappointment. 

Canoe and Kayak Hire Prices

3 Hours Full Day Book
Single Sit-on-top Kayak £22 £33 Book Now
Tandem Sit-on-top Kayak £25 £40 Book Now
Canoe (Experienced users) £30 £45 Book Now
Premium Boats (Experienced users)  £35 £45 Book Now

Unsure what boat to hire? Take a look at different types of canoes and kayaks.


What Is Included in the Hire:

  • Boat, paddle and buoyancy aid
  • A dry bag, if requested
  • A brief instruction before hire
  • Wetsuits can be hired for £5 with boat hire

Recommendations of What to Bring:

  • Clothing and footwear which can get wet (no jeans or denim allowed - you'll just get cold!)
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water
  • Cold weather - warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks
  • Waterproofs if possible

Weather Limitations

Sometimes we have to cancel or suspend hire due to windy conditions. In this eventuality, we will try and let you know as soon as possible. If you are unsure on the day, please call us on 015394 44451. 

Can I take my dog with me in the kayak?