Canoe & Kayak Hire on Windermere

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Canoeing and kayaking are two of the most thrilling things to do in the Lake District.

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 the centre, with sit-on-top kayaks, and open canoes.


COVID-19 Restrictions

This activity is now currently available to book. Please note that due to our COVID-19 safety policy there will be restrictions on use including the following:

• Hire duration is limited to a minimum of 2 hours

• Pre-bookings are essential

• Instruction is not available so all guests must be competent and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Please see our COVID-19 Safety Policy and be aware of the changes before you arrive for your activity.


Sit-on-Top Kayak Hire

Sit-on-top kayaks are easy to paddle and incredibly stable; and if you do manage to capsize it, you just fall off – so no worries about getting trapped in the boat.

Price includes buoyancy aids.

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


Hire Period Single Boat Double Boat
2 hours £20 £25
4 hours £30 £40


Open Canoe Hire

Traditional canoeing in Windermere is a relaxing experience that you can enjoy in a pair or a trio. Though you will need a it of teamwork and co-ordination!


Hire Period Up to 2 people Up to 3 people
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.


Opening Times & Bookings

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Opening Times

1st November 2021 - 1st April 2022
(The centre is closed for hire. Boat hire will be available on reopening in April 2022)

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Weekends: Closed


Pre-booking is essential. Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

Please read our COVID-19 Safety policy for full details before you arrive.


Guest Discount Offer

Stay at any English Lakes Hotel and get 10% OFF watersports activities & courses.


Parking & Facilities

Our facilities include ample parking (free for customers only), changing rooms and showers, equipment hire and a shop selling refreshments and watersports equipment.

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