AS Watersports
AS Watersports
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Speciality & Gift ShopsKayaking & Canoeing
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
AS Watersports are pleased to offer Canoe, Sit on top kayak and Stand Up Paddle board hire on the Exeter ship canal and River Exe available to book online! The canal is a nice and easy paddle that is perfect for all paddlers including families and novices. Minimum age 8 years old,those between 8 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.. We also offer kayak, canoe & paddleboard lessons. All activities are based from our waterside shop. Exeter Kayak Hire can now be booked online!
Exeter, Devon, England

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Devonian142 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Got a last minute booking for the August Bank holiday Sunday and took an eight year old visitor for his first kayaking experience. Liam was brilliant and really put Archie at his ease, he also ensured the supplied buoyancy aid was correctly fitted and that the crotch straps were done up, full marks for safety. The equipment was great, good paddles, including a left handed one for me, and the boats were newest Islanders, which were easy to paddle and incredibly stable. You could easily stand up. The canal is safe as houses and great place to learn. We paddled to the Double Locks Pub, had a couple of drinks and paddled back to the shop.
Written August 28, 2022
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Simonwestgarth
Oyer Municipality, Norway5 contributions
Jul 2022
A top team with great advice and know how. A perfect trip on the rental boats and SUP with excellent equipment too. Can not recommend the experience of paddling on the River Exe and Exeter Canal more highly.
Written July 20, 2022
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Shell040
Birmingham7 contributions
Apr 2023
Well today was an adventure, the weather was not on our side. It was raining and windy! However, we had the best time, everything was explained to us before we left. The staff said we could take our time because of the weather and came rushing out to help us as soon as we got back. I would highly recommend AS Waters ports, we thoroughly enjoyed our kayaking and the excellent customer service!
Michelle & Emily
Written April 12, 2023
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Thanks for the fantastic review and being so happy after a windy day! It's amazing how paddling down the canal can be so rewarding, regardless of the weather conditions! Hope to see you again soon. All the best from the AS Watersports team.
Written May 22, 2023
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Kelly J
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
Hired paddleboards and kayaks today from AS watersports and had the best time. The person who we spoke to when we arrived was so helpful. They made sure we were happy with the information we were given and then helped us get onto the boards and into the kayak. He was great with my niece who was probably the most confident of us all but he made sure she was comfortable on her board before pushing her off, even joined in with us teasing my mum about falling in (which she did). When we got back he was there again, ready to help us get back to dry land and of course ask at what point my mum fell in. Will definitely hire from them again.
Written June 18, 2023
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Thanks for the fantastic and detailed review. Really glad you all had such a great time on the water and want to come back again! See you next time for another awesome adventure.
Written June 21, 2023
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SJC
Southampton, UK24 contributions
Sep 2022
Booked online for the following day (was keeping an eye on the weather) for a SUP rental for 2 hours for 2. Arrived at the shop a little nervous never having done it before however the staff were so friendly and accommodating and were able to give us a demo and some hints and tips before we set off. They were very knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions we had, and the equipment was in excellent condition.
Nothing was rushed and all of the staff we spoke to in the shop before and after were amazing.
Overall a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or book again when in the local area!
Written October 4, 2022
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Michelle H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Had an awesome time today. The guys at AS were friendly and helpful. We paddled with our hired kayaks to the Double Locks pub and had a drink before paddling back. No time pressure, just a leisurely jaunt past swans, cygnets and a very tame heron sat on the bank! Fantastic. Highly recommend.
Written August 28, 2023
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Thanks for the great review and taking the time to share the details of your experience. Really happy you had such a fun time and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written August 29, 2023
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Stephanie H
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Customer service was brilliant! Answered every question that we had prior to our hire, loaned waterproofs as the weather took us by surprise. Full briefing, which put us at ease.
Really knowledgeable and helped us with our questions after hire when we were interesting in finding out about potential purchases.
Nothing was rushed and it’s rare to receive such good customer service. It stood out!
Resounding thank you from us.
Written September 4, 2022
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kathryn23j
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Lovely gentleman helped us. We turned up over an hour early so he brought our booking forward for us. Was really helpful and thorough with info. Got us out on the kayak swiftly so we had a good 2 hours that we paid for. Nice kayak and nice equipment. There was a place you could leave stuff in the shop and a dry box to take on the kayak for things like your phone. Really good price too. We will definitely go back
Written June 18, 2023
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Thanks for the kin words and sharing your experience online. Always great to hear how much fun people have on the water. See you both again soon.
Written June 21, 2023
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Britt
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Such a fun afternoon. I hired a 3 man Canoe for myself and my 2 children and we had so much fun. AS made the hire so easy and the people who worked there were lovely. Definitely recommend this as an activity, especially with a pub on the canal to stop off at!!!!!
Written August 28, 2022
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FMay2013
Liverpool, UK11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Really easy process - we booked and were on the water within 10 mins. Very friendly staff and good quality SUPs. The trip down to the Double Locks pub was lovely and relaxing - perfect for beginners standing up for the first time!
Written June 16, 2022
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