Hourly Canoe Hire

Available daily from 9:30 

No pre-booking. First come first served.

Explore Symonds Yat by canoe for an hour or two (or longer if you wish). This beautiful location is a small hamlet in the heart of the Wye Valley.

Not only is it the perfect place to go canoeing but there are also some fantastic places to eat, great woodland walks and stunning scenery.

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Hourly Canoe Hire



If you can't find the answer to your question, please give us a call on 01600 891 376

Hourly canoe hire is great for beginners and experienced alike.

We give every participant a safety brief which goes through:

  • How to Paddle
  • Things to look out for (Minor Hazards on the way)
  • What to do if you accidentally capsize
    (should not happen if you listen to the points above)
  • Emergency Contact Details
    (again not that you will need it if you have listened to the above points)

Our minimum age is 4 years old. All children under 12 must be accompanied by at least 2 fit & healthy adults.

There is a large Pay & Display car park right next to our centre.

On sunny days please leave plenty of time to find a space and purchase a ticket.

Yes, as long as they are well behaved, not tied into the boat and are no bigger than an average Labrador.

Please be sensible if bringing your dog with you, especially in hot weather!

Maximum of 1 medium dog or 2 small dogs per boat

Our hourly hire is operated on a first come first served basis. It is normally busy around lunchtime, so for a quieter time please come in the morning.

The maximum weight of a person must not exceed 17 stone or 110kg – With a maximum weight of 34 stone or 230kg in a canoe including clothing and any gear.

Wear clothes appropriate to the conditions. Whilst the chances of you getting wet are slim, it may happen. Bring a change of clothes just in case. Footwear must be worn at all times. No flip flops, ‘Crocs’ or Wellington boots.


There must be nothing around your neck for safety reasons. This includes religious headdress and bandanas. If you are not happy to remove or adjust this to ensure it is not around your neck then please do not be offended when we refuse hire.


Excessively baggy or loose clothing cannot be worn for safety reasons, this includes religious wear if deemed unsafe and the participants would be unable to swim 50m in this clothing. 

Sorry, we cannot allow anyone who is pregnant to participate in any of our activities.

We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry
We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry





Canoe Hire on the River Wye. Wyedean Hourly Hire at Symonds Yat East.

Canoe Hire in Symonds Yat East. Paddle off to explore the beautiful sights of Symonds Yat for an hour or two with Wyedean.