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Address: Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL, England
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+44 1600 890027
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

Based in beautiful Symonds Yat on the banks of the Wye at the 15 century...

Based in beautiful Symonds Yat on the banks of the Wye at the 15 century pub Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Wye Canoes are the Premier Adventure Company in the Wye Valley and provide highly Experienced and Professional Canoe and Kayak Hire, River Guiding, Paddlesport Instruction, Climbing, Caving, Bushcraft, Gorge Walking, Mountain Biking etc. With the best location and the most experienced Instructors we have everything you need for an unforgettable experience for a half day, full day or multi-day trip anywhere along the Wye Valley and both Bunkhouse and B&B accommodation is available. We hold an AALA license for Youth Groups and are an approved BCU Centre and Duke of Edinburgh Activity Provider.

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Our first canoeing experience and definitely not our last. We had all the help and advice we needed beforehand (our favourite being "try not to capsize!"), service was friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our first canoeing experience and definitely not our last. We had all the help and advice we needed beforehand (our favourite being "try not to capsize!"), service was friendly and the trip up the river was beautiful and peaceful. Would highly recommend.

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Stuart W, Owner at Wye Canoes Ltd, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trips down the Wye. The kit all seemed good. The canoe is quite heavy for a lone paddler ... I had intermittent assistance from the moody eight year-old. Views and wildlife were fantastic. Only downside was waiting for launch. After being advised to arrive at 08h45 for preparation I eventually learnt that the owner had a... More 

1 Thank R G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Rented a canoe for the family (2 adults and 2x small children) for half day. Dropped at Kerne bride and paddled down to symmonds yat for about 3 hours. Dealt with by adults upon arrival, full kit provided and fitted correctly, given a full briefing and the service was friendly . We saw 8 kingfishers along the route, from our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stuart provided us with everything we needed including an excellent Old Town 169 Canadian canoe, life jackets, water tight barrels and his advice and expertise for a brilliant weekend. Highly recommend this relaxed and friendly company!

Thank Jim G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a lovely relaxing time canoeing the Wye. Staff from Wye Canoe friendly and helpful, all equipment provided was fine. However, logistically they were useless. We had to wait an hour at the start before the boats turned up so we could get on the water, and had to wait nearly two hours at the end of the day before... More 

1 Thank Andrew S
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I took my daughters (30 & 26) and they loved it....We had a great day... I was expecting it to be good, but it was fantastic. I can highly recommend this wonderful experience. We will be back....Thank you.

Thank Tim W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Three of us had planned a four day trip down the river Wye but at the last minute one member of the group pulled out with a suspected maldivitus. So there were just two of us who travelled down to Symond's Yat for our pre-arranged meet at 1pm. Unfortunately my companion and driver had little sense of urgency and after... More 

Thank Matt F
Brixworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We hired a canoe for the afternoon and despite my never having canoed previously and my partners limited experience, not only did we remain dryish, but we had a serene few hours paddling down the river Wye from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat. Absolutely worth the trip!

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I wanted to give the kids something physically active to do after days of computer games and dvds during the Summer holiday.. Wye canoes had a perfect taster session for my 12 and 10 year old. 3-4 hours of gentle paddling interspersed with light terror as we traversed tame "rapids" and "whirl pools" We arrived and parked for free in... More 

Thank Matt F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a fantastic afternoon gently rowing our way down river past Yat Rock. There were 3 of us, 2 adults and a 14 year old, we all had a great time. We were on the water for 2 1/2 hours which enabled us to see far more of the area than by car and it was such a peaceful... More 

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