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West Bay Canoes

West Bay, United Kingdom
About West Bay Canoes
A mobile canoeing guiding and company, with experiences on the river Brit from West Bay to Bridport. British Canoeing awards also available.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What was intended as Sunday afternoon’s entertainment is now more likely to become a regular past time. James, our tutor/guide was well informed, a good teacher and great fun to be with. The River Brit is beautiful and tranquil, and yet only meters away from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing couple of hours on the river, even though was a little windy it did not spoil our enjoyment. Guide very knowledgeable and more than able to cater for the needs of all the group. Looking forward to do more river trips in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (a family group of 12 with ages ranging from 10-50) had an excellent time with John on the 2 hour canoe trip on August Bank holiday Monday. His communication with us prior to the trip was great. Whilst on the trip we had a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little look on the internet for things to do in Dorset and we found the West Bay Canoe trips facebook page and booked straight away after seeing the great pictures and reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a great 2 hours with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wiggywoo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Max was great, very good at keeping the group in check and clearly a very experienced paddler. Despite being the slowest boat by miles, he made time to talk to us and may have got my little boy into the idea of canoeing (my bank...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank OfftoAus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a 2 hour excursion on the river at West Bay. We met our instructor and the others in our group near the bridge where there is a floating pontoon that the canoes are moored to. Any valuables/extra clothing were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 663heatherl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend arranged this for my mid 50's birthday trip. Max took us out for the afternoon, the dog came too, it was fab, peaceful, fun and great to see such a lovely bit of Dorset fron a different perspective. Max was a great host...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank indorset2
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We loved the peaceful and fun trip up the river. Max was a great instructor and guide. Even the member of our group who uses 2 sticks to walk was able to get in the canoes and enjoy the whole experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mkqop
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Took my 11 year old daughter and 9 year old son for a 2 hour trip. Quickly realised the back of the kayak wasn’t going to be the driest place to be, but after declaring “water war” on another (accepting) kayak, the whole trip became...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Matt M
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

An excellent couple of hours paddling from West Bay to Bridport and back along the scenic River Brit. Our guide, Max, was very knowledgeable and quickly explained how to steer the canoe. We took our kids who are 7 and 10, and all 4 of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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April 10, 2019|
Response from johnpY4765YV | Property representative |
Collie dogs are welcome but they can upset the Canoes! Please be aware this is at owners risk. We don’t recommend canoeing for pregnant women, people with heart conditions which are affected by exercise and back issues. Our... More
May 20, 2018|
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Response from johnpY4765YV | Property representative |
Hello we use traditional open Canoes with 2 seats, which can take two fully grown humans or two small humans with an adult! We keep our prices low by having open tours which are up to 10 persons or we can arrange a private... More