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Windermere Canoe Kayak

Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
About Windermere Canoe Kayak
You will not find a greater selection of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUPs) available to hire, demo, or buy anywhere in the Lake District. Hire sites include: Bowness, Waterhead, Fell Foot, and Windermere. We also offer guided tours of Lake Windermere, exploring the islands, spotting wildlife, or finding swimming spots, before heading back again. We also we offer a range of mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and NEW electric bikes - all for hire. Visit Hawkshead village, Wray Castle, Rydal Water, and Grasmere and more by bicycle. Either use follow our pre-mapped routes, or we'll help you plan your own! If you fancy learning a few skills, we offer lessons for almost anybody at any level. Drop us an email and we'll make it happen. At just 20 minutes from the M6, we are easily accessible by car, bus, train, bike, or foot! By car: we have a pay and display car park a short walk away down Ferry Nab. By train: Windermere Station (a 20 min walk, or 5 min bus ride away)
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All reviews wet suits paddle boards dry bag staff were super helpful waterproof bag great equipment fantastic activity hour paddle cycle hire recommend booking three hours great afternoon getting wet arrived earlier afternoon activity don t mind great fun
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked premium kayaks, but I stupidly didn't read that you need to be deep water rescue trained prior, however the chap running the store was incredibly helpful and made us feel at ease, switching us to the sit-on kayaks. These were perfect for what...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Professional and friendly service from the gang at Windermere. Really enjoyed our time on the Lake in a tandem Kayak (plus dog!). As a novice, I think I would struggle on a busy lake in Summer - so would advocate going early. You get great...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Tanya28
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been considering SUP for a while and popped in on the Saturday to ask a couple of questions. The lovely man was encouraging and told us Sunday morning would be perfect for us. Turned up, got guided through the process from wetsuits, where to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JoolsLM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time kayaking on the lake, we hired 3 double kayakes for 6 of us. The staff were very helpful, instruction was excellent, which made the experience really good. Such a beautiful lake and surroundings, would definitely recommend, even for first timers.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really friendly and helpful. We hired 4 SUPs and wetsuits. All boards and equipment were of a good make and quality. Good advise given as to where to go on the lake in the time we had. Changing facilities are provided and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 390clarek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first time paddle boarders and had an excellent couple of hours on Windermere; it is a very unique way to view the surroundings. Would recommended anybody who hasn't tried this to give it a go!! It's possible to hire from two spots; Bowness...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Pardy99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These guys were fab from the minute we booked online we did 2hrs on paddles boards in the morning then 3hrs in the kayaks in the afternoon. It was a fab way to see the lake and have a fun family day out. Nothing was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Fearless41086
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We rented stand up paddle boards for 3 hours and had a great time paddling on Windermere. Cannot recommend highly enough, the staff were all friendly and helpful and the equipment of a very high standard. Windermere is of course beautiful and I can't think...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JohnMG21
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Fantastic two hour paddle boarding session. We were given a very thorough induction that was incredibly informative, going through the techniques, as well as recommended routes. We had never done this before and felt confident because of the help we were given. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gemma W
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time kayaking on Windermere. Parked at Ferry Nab, as staying in the area for a few days, paid £15 for 3 day pass to multiple car parks in the area. Car park has toilet and cafe and is very close to hire...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jane K
July 14, 2019|
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Response from Eric J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will take your bags and store them for you, no actual lockers but kept safe with the staff.
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Dazal0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is but you have to pay via a machine and display a ticket inside your car. It is around a 40 to 50 meter walk from the ferry end of the car park.
May 12, 2018|
Response from Chloe B |
Hi Luke, There are no restrictions as to where you can go by kayak on the lake, in fact, you can often visit more places than most other crafts! However, there are obviously places we would highly recommend you stay away... More