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Visited here on the first day of this years season with my 13 year old son.
We took the easy two hour trip down the river. We were given a laminated map (with not much finer detail) and pushed off. We took the little detour...More
We felt that we didnt have enough advice, we explained we hadnt done it before, the distance was further than expected, very isolated for a long way which we enjoyed to start with but then worried we had gone wrong somehow, getting out and dragging...More
a lovely trip by canoe down river charente. very good value for money. start trip by going down slide in canoe then down river. didn't realise you had to get out of canoe over certain weirs but added to adventure. saw lots of wildlife including...More
We did the 8km run, finishing in Verteuil, stopping at Barro (5km) for lunch. We had a four person kayak and canoed with our 9 and ten year old. This was fantastic fun, a few scary moments (but we never tipped) and it was a...More
Good equipment, we'll signposted route ans efficient team. We had a lovely trip, kids jumping in every now and then to take a dip. Enjoyed the canoe slide, although one had a lot of brambles and three of our team got small cuts on the...More
We booked 2 canoes for 4 adults and two early teens. As soon as you start you go down a water shoot and that sets the scene for the whole trip. It's mostly tranquil and you have time to look at some beautiful properties on...More
We hired canoes and kayaks and spent a couple of hours on the Charente. The scenery and wildlife was amazing (I saw an otter!). The staff were very helpful and nothing was a bother ... including picking us up from the wrong locations when we...More
Always good staff, equipment ok.
It does depend on the level of the river if you need to carry the canoes occasionally.
Canoed every year for 13 years and have taken a group there too Definitely recommend
Dimitri M, Gérant at Ruffec Canoe-Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017
Thanks for your review ! It's a pleasure for us if always work fine for you during your canoe activities !
See you for your 14th year of canoeing !
Unfortunately we followed the advice on the previous response and drove especially out there today and just turned up. Alas, we couldn’t get on the river 😢. The company does advise to book ahead in August.