Canoe & Kayak Hire on Windermere

Take in some of the amazing Lake District scenery from lake Windermere aboard one of our sit-on-top kayaks or open canoes. 

Watersports Bookings

Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked online or by phone.

0333 2203 106
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-8pm
Sat-Sun: (Including Bank Holidays) 9am-4pm

015394 39441
(For same day bookings & other enquiries.
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm)


All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

Kayak & Canoe Hire

With the beautiful Lake Windermere right on our doorstep, it’s a unique way to enjoy the outdoors whilst experiencing an exciting sport.

Canoes and kayaks are versatile and agile craft, with a real go-anywhere ability. We have a range of modern craft at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre, with sit-on-top kayaks and open canoes available to hire.

The centre is located on the Windermere shoreline, just a short 5 minute drive from Windermere or Ambleside. Hirers can make use of free parking on site for the duration of their hire period.


Sit-on-Top Kayak Hire

Explore lake Windermere onboard one of our sit-on-top kayaks. Sit-on-top kayaks are easy to paddle and incredibly stable; and if you do manage to capsize it, you just fall off, then climb back onboard the kayak..

We offer both single and double Sit-on-top Kayaks for hire. The hire price includes buoyancy aids.

Hire Period Single Boat Double Boat
2 hours £30 £35
4 hours £40 £45

There is no minimum age to hire the boat, however there must be someone at least 18 years old on the water to supervise.


Open Canoe Hire

Open canoeing on Windermere is a relaxing experience that you can enjoy in a pair or a trio. Though you will need a bit of teamwork and co-ordination! Explore the lake at your own pace. There's plenty to see and take in along the Windermere shoreline as well as the panoramic Lake District views afforded from the lake.


Hire Period Up to 3 people
2 hours £35
4 hours £55

There is no minimum age to hire the boat, however there must be someone at least 18 years old on the water to supervise.


Pedalo Hire

The Watersports Centre also has a number of pedalo boats available to hire. These small self powered boats can accommodate up to 4 people and provide a fun way to explore lake Windermere under your own steam.

Up to 4 people.

Hire Period Price
2 Hours £35
4 Hours £55


Guest Discount Offer

Visitors staying at any English Lakes Hotel are eligible for a discount of 10% OFF watersports activities & courses at The Watersports Centre.

Please Note: Discount is not available for any Wake on the Bay activities.

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