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The Canoe Man - Day Tours

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Address: 10 Norwich Road, Wroxham NR12 8RX, England
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+44 1603 783777

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Fantastic day canoeing on the river

We had a fantastic afternoon canoeing with our very informative guide called Monkey (Simon), we were a little concerned having read a few previous reviews, but I have to say that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic afternoon canoeing with our very informative guide called Monkey (Simon), we were a little concerned having read a few previous reviews, but I have to say that the service we received was great and the staff were absolutely charming, especially Pete and Monkey. I would highly recommend this trip if anyone is visiting this area. We... More 

Thank 921jenny
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The experience being out on the water was amazing. As a couple from London seeing the broads this way was fantastic. Its a shame that the staff were so condescending and disinterested. They were unwilling to help, as if being completely new to this whole thing was a hassle for them. The instructions for meeting, parking the car were unclear... More 

Thank GatezUK
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Hired a boat for fishing. Very friendly chap called monkey showed us the ropes. He was pretty flexible on collection and return times and the prices were reasonable. The place was tucked away just behind the tourist information centre parking is available just on the other side of the road, unfortunately pay and display but there is a lot of... More 

1 Thank Steve L
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

What an excellent way to spend a wet Sunday. Tony Leach ran this day course and it was very interesting. Classroom course content easy too understand and then a couple of hours foraging then back to base to try and identify our finds. This day has really whetted my appetite to learn more. Loads of hot drinks available. If you... More 

1 Thank fat_wardy
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Fungi foraging with the canoe man guys, was a brilliant day out.... plenty of hot drinks supplied, (certainly needed today) and extremely well organised.... Tony Leach took the course, a talk on fungi, then out to the woods to begin foraging... then back on the bus and back to wroxham, to examine and identify our finds.... Would highly recommended to... More 

1 Thank Eels73
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Being total novices to the canoe thing, we were taken by some friends. It doesn't disappoint in fact, quite the opposite, it was great fun. You pre-book and then tip up in Coltishall where you park your car. The hungover canoeman bloke picks you up and drives you into the wilds of Norfolk where you stroll into the woods and... More 

1 Thank benhuczek
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

email communication during booking was very poor, the greeting and briefing was also, as someone else has pointed out, rude and disinterested (Peter). One of party had trouble doing up one of the waterproof bags, which was met with much rolling of eyes and sighing and eventual assistance. The experience when out on the water was great however.

Thank matt&faye
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

At 61 I'll still try out new experiences and this didn't disappoint. My thanks to Simon for sharing his wealth of knowledge and all things nature related. This is not a dragon race just a leisurely paddle for a couple of hours exploring Wroxham broad and the river Bure. Even on a dull grey and sometimes wet morning I found... More 

1 Thank Grinandtonic
York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We went into the Canoe Man shop on the morning of the first day of our holiday on 21st August. Having looked online previously and been in touch by email, we were all ready to book canoeing and paddle boarding activities for our family for the week. I can honestly say I have never had worse customer service from the... More 

2 Thank GillC1001
Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant canoe along quiet river from Buxton to coltish all. If you like rivers you will love this. Man explained things well though he is not very chatty

1 Thank David H

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