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Wye Canoes Ltd

Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL, England
+44 1600 890027
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Type: Tours, Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Based in beautiful Symonds Yat on the banks of the Wye at the 15 century pub Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Wye...
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Type: Tours, Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I'm an experienced white water kayaker but hadn't been on the water for 8 years. I contacted Stuart for some 1 to 1 coaching to help me get back on the water. Within a couple of days of my enquiry I was on the water with Ollie. The quality of the coaching was second to none. An experienced tutor myself,... More 

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

Thanks for your postive feedback Mark, it was great to meet you and I am really glad that you enjoyed your coaching session. We are very passionate about what we do and we hope that comes across not only in our sessions on the water but in everything we do. I hope this inspired you to spend more time on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Met by Stuart and Matt who started day off with tea/coffee and excellent bacon baguettes. Was on my own so teemed up with Matt who gave me excellent coaching on how to paddle and steer a canoe single handed. Other couples were roped and battened together in pairs so felt I had best experience. After purchasing an excellent ploughmans lunch... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful feedback Pete and it was a great to meet you. Both Matt and myself had a great day, we love being able to introduce new people to the beauty of the Wye Valley and to new sports and experiences. Congratulations on winning the orienteering competition too. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Superb way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Have canoed with Wye canoes on many occasions over the past few years and can always guarantee an enjoyable day. The area is beautiful and this is a lovely way to enjoy it. We went at short notice as a group of four adults and tagged along with a larger family group that... More 

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

After you paddling unguided with us so many times over the past few years it was a great experience to paddle with you and thank you for being so patient when I was dealing with the larger family group. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Maybe we can Gorge Walking next time? More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stuart from Wye Canoes very helpful & humorous. Lovely half day paddle from Kerne bridge to Symmonds Yat. Lots of wildlife along the river, herons, kingfishers and we even saw an otter!

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

Thanks for the feedback, really wonderful to meet you guys and I am really glad you had a good time and all the wildlife turned up for work that day. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Used Wye Canoes for a group of 20 last weekend. Really easy to deal with and everything went smoothly, didn't bat an eyelid at the hungover stag in a wedding dress. Will be going back with the girlfriend in the autumn.

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

Thanks for the positive feedback, I hope the stag recovered from his weekend experience and I do have to say he looked very special in the wedding dress, it was a welcome change from the standard pirate outfit. 10/10 for effort. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I'd previously been on a Wye Canoes adventure with the Ramblers Association and had such a great time I decided to book my family for my 50th birthday celebration. We organised a mini bus to drive us from Newport and pick us up later that evening which was a good idea. We had a wonderful day on the river and... More 

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

Thanks for the positve feedback and it is always a treat to have groups like the ramblers association come to visit us, I do apologise for not having any early morning coffee facilities, we are working on this and until we have a solution you are more than welcome to get a brew going on my camping stove which is... More 

Thame, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was our third trip with Wye canoes and, as before, we had a brilliant day! Really well organised, lovely people, and a beautiful place to canoe. Great fun and would highly recommend it!

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

Thank you for the great feedback, it's always fantastic to see people come back again and again. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in 2015 hopefully. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Absolutely brilliant nothing to much trouble instructors where very patient even though very few of our scouts had canoed before and it took us ages to get anywhere. Thanks for a wicked day out and will most defiantly be coming again

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

Thank you for your fantastic feedback. It is always great fun to spend a day with youth groups and we are previlaged to be able to introduce children to the fantastic fun to be fun in the Wye Valley. We really hope you come back again, maybe we can take you climbing, caving or gorge walking next time too. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I bought the canoe and orientation voucher on amazon local. we were told to be there at 08.45 for a start at 09.00 but it was nearly 11.00 before we got out on the canoes. the people working there were very friendly however they seemed a bit disorganised and were not that sure what was going on. The canoe itself... More 

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WyeCanoes, Owner at Wye Canoes Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are very glad you enjoyed the Canoeing and the Orienteering Day. I am dissapointed that you feel that the day was not worth anymore than the £28pp you paid through Amazon but value for money is a personal opinion. I am sorry you felt that our staff seemed confused, I can promise you... More 

Weymouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our young people really liked the great leaders, really friendly. Trip down the river from Kerne Bridge great for a days paddling.

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

Thank you for your kind words. Wye Canoes is run by outdoor people and as paddlers and adventurers it is always a treat to be able to introduce children to the fun adventures to be had canoeing, we love being able to see how children take to outdoor activities and we hope we may have inspired some future Olympians!! More 

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