Lymington Kayaks
Lymington Kayaks
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Lymington kayaks are located on the Quayside of the historic town of lymington on the edge of the New Forest. We have for hire a fleet of sit on top kayaks suitable for single paddlers or two adults and a child. We welcome you to paddle along the Lymington River where you will see an eclectic mix of boats and wildlife.
Lymington, Hampshire, England

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Leannie
Hanoi, Vietnam1,432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We ordered two singles for two hours.
It was not the slickest in terms of the booking process, I emailed about availability and was asked to call if I wanted to book, there was no option of a receipt or confirmation email after paying over the phone which seemed odd.
When we arrived we were perplexed as Google maps said we were there but we were outside shop which turns out that was where we were supposed to be, signage would be good!
So we joined the queue in the shop and were asked to fill in a form which was straight forward enough and to read the t&pc's which stipulated a deposit per boat was required and ID, none of which were taken.
We were shown to the two boats waiting down by the quay, a very brief overview of where we could go, a waterproof map and bag for our belongings and off we could go. No help or advise on getting into the water. I would strongly recommend shoes that you do not care about as the slip way down in is very muddy, or perhaps a change of clothes as I had very soggy shorts after!
The kayaking was fun, it was both of our first time and so we spent time in the little bay area for practice, we did venture our to the quay for a loop, I was a bit apprehensive with the boats around me but everyone was patient and gave you time to tuck in. Two hours was too long as so we returned after just over an hour, I think if we done it again we would have hired a double as it would have felt more sociable than being on our own in one each. Very much worth a go though, and the side bay area with no boats to practice helps get your confidence up before you go out o to the quay.
Written June 2, 2021
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Cel E
Preston425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great morning out on the Kayaks. All equipment provided. Just bring wet shoes if you have any, or available to purchase in the shop. Parking in the short stay is pricey £5 for 3 hours so suggest park further away in town and walk down to the quay. The shop is opposite the slipway.
Lovely friendly business.
Written August 29, 2021
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MrsPiper
London, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Hired two single kayaks for two hours. Briefing was done before hire so there was plenty of time on the water. Very stable kayaks, and a waterproof bag was provided free on request. If you’re not experienced, you can practice under the railway bridge, which has little to no boat traffic and no waves, and can do out towards the coast of you feel comfortable enough.

My only comment is the briefing was very...brief. It wasn’t totally clear as to where we could/couldn’t go, especially if you were unfamiliar with the area, and the map wasn’t very helpful as it was pixelated (some new ones would be good). Good fun!
Written August 3, 2021
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Anthony D
New Milton, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
With some friends we decide to go kayaking and went to rent them to this place.
Really friendly and experience staff.
We were lucky enough to be lent some brand new equipment.
I am definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to spend few hours in the sea.
Written April 2, 2021
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Claire H
88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Good fun couple of hours in the kayaks. We were able to take our dog on the kayak which was fun! The safety briefing was very brief and it wasn’t entirely clear where we could and couldn’t go. The warning of not getting in the way of the Isle of Wight ferry was a little alarming but we managed just fine. Good fun for all
Written August 27, 2021
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ChrisMetzner
Brighton, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Six of us hired kayaks this weekend just gone. Really easy to book and get going out into the harbour. Good quality and size kayaks for the price. The map was useful but could perhaps have a satellite view to help navigate exactly where you are. Definitely would book again.
Written April 4, 2022
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RPMain
London, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
If you're in Lymington and get bored of crab fishing, cream teas and looking at boats, you could do a lot worse than to hire a kayak to explore the marinas, the river and the marsh islands of the Solent estuary.

We paid £35 for a 2 person kayak for 2 hours. Friendly staff sorted us out with our kayak, paddles, a dry bag for our stuff and life jackets then set us on our way from the slipway just outside the shop. We visited on a Wednesday out of season so the river was very quiet, the only boat to avoid was the Isle of Wight ferry (which isn't difficult to spot!).

We had a great couple of hours with some spectacular views of the IoW.

A great way to spend a couple of hours and burn off at least part of the most recent cream tea.
Written September 5, 2015
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amyonboard
Rickmansworth, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Booked the kayaks online and when we arrived the staff were really friendly and quickly got us into our kayaks. We were given a map of the area and went out to the marshes where we were lucky enough to see a harbour seal! It went right under the kayak and popped up about 2 metres away. Incredible experience! Thoroughly recommend!
Written August 17, 2018
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glad you had a great time, you were very lucky yo see the seal, we loved seeing your pictures when you came back.
Written August 18, 2018
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Sophie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We booked a double kayak through yachtmail chandlery for a two hour rental at 1pm. All of the staff were super knowledgable about the local area and super helpful with setting up. Provided us with all we needed and gave us a hand into the water. We weaved in and out of all the boats able to see the marina from a new point of view. The weather was great and we were able to get super close to swans and local wildlife. After the rental we were given great advice on where the best places were to cycle and we ended up taking the long route along the sea wall.
Would highly recommended the rental it was well priced for the time we were allowed and stuff were extremely friendly and helpful! Can’t wait for our next trip.
Written July 10, 2019
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Michael T
Andover, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I did a 2 hour paddle around harbour then down the estuary to open water to explore the salt marsh area. The kyaks are the sit on type and both stable and easy to handle. 2 hour hire was sufficient and very fair value. Moving around the volume of boating traffic including the IOW ferry was very interesting.
If you need something more active todo for a couple of hours I recommend Lymington Kayaks and they have a good selection of single, double and trio kayaks to choose from. Staff were very friendly and the chandlery shop offers lots of goods if you need to buy anything for your trip or other boating activities.
Written May 23, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, James
Written July 18, 2018
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