Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire on Windermere

Windermere Canoe Kayak has 3 locations based on Windermere all offering Watersports hire. 

How to book:

  1. Choose what you would like to hire and from where using the list below
  2. Click on the "...prices and bookings" link to make an on-line booking


kayak Hire lowness

Our Boathouse and paddlesports store is based just outside Bowness-On-Windermere. 

Available to hire from Bowness

  • Canoes
  • Sit-on-top kayaks (single or twin)
  • Fishing single Sit-On-Top kayak
  • Premium boats (any closed cockpit kayak or Surfski)
  • Stand-up-paddleboards
  • Bikes


The Boathouse
Ferry Nab
LA23 3JH

Click here for a map.

For Information about boat options, prices and booking click HERE


Waterhead - Ambleside

We have a small "Total Adventure" cabin operating Kayak and SUP hire at Waterhead, Ambleside.  Our cabin is located next to the Ambleside YHA right on the lake shore.
The cabin will only be available during the holiday periods so bookings will only be available during these times.

Available to hire at Ambleside:

  • Sit-on-top Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboards

LA22 0EU

Click here for a link to the YHA Ambleside.

For Information about boat options, prices and booking click HERE


FELL FOOT, NEWBY BRIDGE * During School Holidays ONLY

During school holiday times, find us by the lake shore at Fell Foot Park, a National Trust property.  NB: We do not take advance bookings for this location.


  • Sit-on-top Kayaks
  • Stand-Up-Paddleboards

Fell Foot (National Trust)
Newby Bridge
LA12 8NN

You will find us down by the lake shore.  For a location map, click here.