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Canoe Kent

Address: 4 Brambleton Close, Canterbury CT4 6BF, England
Phone Number: 07864 743157
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Ranked #15 of 33 Activities in Canterbury
Type: Tours, Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Fully guided, all inclusive day and multi-day Canoe Tours on the waterways of south-east England, including the River Stour (near Canterbury), the River Medway (nearer London) and Hythe Royal Military Canal (near Folkestone/Dover), with excellent opportunities to view rare wildlife, stunning scenery and hidden historical sights. Deserted island campsites are our speciality! Beginners welcome.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A trip organised as part of the Canterbury Festival. A wonderful canoe trip from Fordwich to Grove Ferry, about 3 hours including transport back to Fordwich. Caroline from Stour conservation trust (or some such) was with us to give excellent commentary as we glided with current and later also the tide and wind behind us, to our destination. Then back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I found out about Canoe Kent during some link following online a few months back. After delving into Dave's videos about canoe trips to various sites and sounds on Kent's waterways, we decided to give it a go. The trip we booked was a half day, seal watching in the Swale. We met Dave at Oare at high tide and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If your after luxury and comfort your looking at the wrong trip. Its rough and ready and quite hard work and all the better for it. The weather was chilly with strong winds, being just on the back of the grotty est winter for donkey's years and required some hard paddling but the result was worth it. We landed on... More

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Creston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This trip is not for those who desire a quiet paddle down a lazy river. Canoeing on windswept tidal waters guarantees a certain level of adventure. This trip was no exception. Thoroughly enjoyed the paddle, the fort exploration on the island were we camped for the night. Dave is highly experienced and it showed in how he handled the canoe... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

What a wonderful day, we saw the beauty of Kent from a whole new perspective. Peaceful, tranquil, stunning scenery all taken in at a pace that always suited us. Meandering along the Medway on perfect summers day (we haven't had many of those this year!) we travelled from Yalding to very close to Tonbridge and then back again. Lunch was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The thought of spending the night on a remote island in the river Medway in the shadow of Fort Darnet filled us with excited anticipation. We were not disappointed. Dave was very laid back, not in the slightest bit intrusive, a pleasure to spend time with,and his enthusiasm for the river was contagious. In these days of meddlesome Health &... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

It is now 3 months since I booked my canoe journey with Dave Wise out to Darnet Island and the memories remain very vivid. I was born in Chatham and have lived in Kent all my life but this was seeing my native area from a completely different perspective. Right from cast off at Horrid Hill it was a new... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Another wonderful canoe outing with Dave Wise at Canoe Kent in August 2011. This was my second trip in an open top canoe round the islands and islets of the Medway Estuary on the north Kent coast. On this trip seeing a colony of wild seals of different colours was a real thrill! Being able to get up close and... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Using my own canoe I joined a Canoe Kent trip down the river Medway out into the estuary. Certainly a great couple of days. The transition down the Medway from freshwater to salt was very interesting. Scenery, history, archaeology and landscape. I couldn't help but feel that I was seeing the skyline of Kent as it would have been seen... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Medway’s maritime history is rich and lengthy; packed with tales of strength and courage, sea-faring stomachs made of steel and salt-blinded skills. As a more recent product of the Medway Towns I lack most of these traits, so approached Dave Wise of Canoe Kent, as he prepared for our trip, with trepidation and a weedy wave. Within five minutes of... More

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