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Address: Wilton Road | Ross on Wye, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5JA, England
Phone Number: +44 1600 890470
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Great trip, very well run!

Had a great day, all very well organised by Mark and the gang. They were really accommodating and even kind enough to give us a lift back when we got a bit stranded! Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
awrc1989
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day, all very well organised by Mark and the gang. They were really accommodating and even kind enough to give us a lift back when we got a bit stranded! Would highly recommend!

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Thank awrc1989
Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a two day hire arranged and Mark & team couldn't have been more helpful. They were flexible on the drop-in and pick-up times and locations. All equipment included and we enjoyed a thoroughly good weekend.

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Thank Nigel B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Picture this. You and 10 mates sat in boats rafted together floating down river. The sun is out and you have a drink in hand. There's music playing and laughs all round. This is the weekend that we just had and we will be doing it again every year! You simply HAVE to give this a go. Saturday we started... More 

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Thank Jonathan M
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90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Came yesterday with my 9 year old son, his grandad, his uncle and a friend. Had a 2 and 3 person canoe and we all had great fun. 14 mile trip down the river which my son loved. Stopped off for a roast at the pub on route and took around 6-7 hours for the whole trip including food. River... More 

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Thank Alittletipple
Newbury, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I came here on Friday morning with a group of friends...the course was a nice gentle flow along the river...Mark was very friendly and helpful, his instructions were short and sweet...stay safe, but have fun. We were all given life vests, and two barrels to store phones and wallets etc in...we had great weather which made it all the better!!!!!... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were very lucky to have a beautiful day but the river would be lovely on most days. Wonderful scenery, kingfishers and water birds and not as scary as I thought it might be. The canoe company were very helpful and efficient with all the equipment provided and you are taken to the launch site and picked up at the... More 

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Thank Annie M
Rhayader, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

For Father's day I got my husband (and the rest of us!) A days canoeing and it was great! The river Wye is stunning and I saw so many kingfishers I lost count! It felt like that song 'summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumping and the cotton is high!' We grounded, lost paddles (and found them again!)... More 

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Thank Emma C
Bristol
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were lucky enough to have been given a Groupon Voucher and so spent the day canoeing from Ross on Wye to Symonds Yat. Mark was really helpful, gave a comprehensive safety talk and general hints on what to expect. I am therefore very surprised when reading the 2 reviews which gave a very different story. The route itself can... More 

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Thank Aldergate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The river was beautiful with lots of wildlife and a very entertaining trip. On the other hand Mark the owner was , unhelpful, intrusive and sarcastic. Will not be using this company again for our river wye adventures.

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5 Thank diablosilva
riverwyecanoehire, Owner at The River Wye Canoe Hire Company, responded to this review

I write in response to your review of my company. I do apologise if you thought I was sarcastic on the day of your trip. I have been in this business over 20 years and typically I am totally professional, that's why we get hundreds of repeat customers year on year. Please accept my apologies. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The customer service was shocking, Mark was rude and arrogant the majority for the time we spent with him. However we had a great few days canoeing down the river Wye, and the weather was perfect. Highly recommend the trip to anyone however would suggest using one of the competitive companies.

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3 Thank Josh B
riverwyecanoehire, Owner at The River Wye Canoe Hire Company, responded to this review

I write in response to your review of my company. I do apologise if you thought I was rude and arrogant on the day of your trip. I have been in this business over 20 years and typically I am totally professional, that's why we get hundreds of repeat customers year on year. Please accept my apologies. More 

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