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Canoe hire on the River Wye. We take you from our canoe hire centre based in Symonds Yat West, up river for the start of your canoe trip and you paddle back to us. Depending on how long you want to go canoeing for will depend on how far upstream...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Paddocks Hotel, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL, England
+44 1600 891100
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All reviews day trip safety briefing the river great trip seat backs youth hostel kerne bridge great fun beautiful scenery from start to finish friendly staff these guys excellent service hard work brilliant afternoon booked online great company
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have used this company twice now both as part of a large group and with a young child, where I completed the 2 day trip. On both occasion I've been satisfied wiry the service. The staff are friendly and the equipment is always in...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have done this twice now, first time as a couple, second time with kids. It is an absolute must for a team building/bonding experience. It is authentic in its feel of adventure and freedom. The staff are fantastic, very helpful and supportive. Anyone considering...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 3/4 day canoe trip in September 2018 with four adults and 2 children (aged 4 and 6). I’ve not really enjoyed canoeing in the past, and hadn’t tried it since having children. My main concerns previously had been that I was under...More

Thank Heslomonick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall we had a very enjoyable day. The staff were professional and efficient at kitting us out, briefing us about potential hazards and launching us at Kerne Bridge. However, the booking process could have been better. We weren't impressed that we had to wait an...More

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Thank Maddy_189
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Canoe on the Wye, were very thorough on their Health & Safety briefing, detailing the likely pitfalls of our trip, so we were well prepared and avoided capsizing, unlike some of our fellow travellers from other rental firms. The barrel kept everything we wanted dry,...More

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Thank helensherb0rne
Reviewed August 27, 2018

great experience, welcoming and professional staff, and good value for money. Did the half a day with my 14 year old, any longer than that would be a brave shout if you haven't been canoeing before, like us - its hard work. Happy to see...More

Thank TripA H
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Had a great time, good instructors, professional and well organised.A fantastic way to explore the river

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Thank scott M
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We hired two canoes for 6 of us on a full day drip (Ross-on-Wye to Symonds Yat), the staff were helpful and friendly. The departure was well organised with kit issue, safety briefing and departure all efficiently carried out before the short transit to the...More

Thank AnthonyAR
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We booked the 3/4 day. We arrived at Symonds Yat and were met by a very friendly member of staff. After giving us safety instructions we were driven 10 minutes in their mini bus to Kerne Bridge. We have two children aged 11 and 8...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We hired a Canadian canoe for two from Canoe the Wye who are based at Symmonds Yat. After being given all our equipment, including a barrel to keep our possessions dry, and a safety briefing we were driven 10 mins up the road to Ross...More

Thank Kate S
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from canoethewye | Property representative |
Hi there, we do indeed allow dogs in our canoes as long as there is less than 20kg of canine weight in the boat! I hope that this answers your question, Canoe the Wye
July 23, 2018|
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Response from canoethewye | Property representative |
Hi there, anyone under the age of 17 must be supervised and accompanied in the canoe with an adult of 18 or over. Between the ages of 4 and 13 this supervision ratio of adult to child must be 1:1, between the ages of 14 to... More
Zoë H
July 10, 2018|
Response from canoethewye | Property representative |
Hi Zoe Yes, we have canoes available on the 3rd August. Call us at the office in the afternoon on 01600 891100 and we can book you in, or use our website. Regards Canoe the Wye Team