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Windermere Canoe Kayak

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Great experience, very knowledgable, professional and good value. The lake is fantastic all year... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
damiensangster
Friendly helpful service

Bought a few items from there shop now and always extremely happy with there experteese and... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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The Boathouse, Ferry Nab, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JH, England
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+44 15394 44451
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience, very knowledgable, professional and good value. The lake is fantastic all year around.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bought a few items from there shop now and always extremely happy with there experteese and friendliness highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

08/08/2018 Great visit on Saturday. Booked a two hour paddle board rental which included the wetsuit too. The guys were brilliant making us feel really welcome and giving us some instructions before we headed out onto Lake Windermere. A beautiful way to see the lake....More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vicky, Thanks for writing us this review. It's great to note you had a good time paddleboarding - we're all keen paddleboarders here so it's great that we were able to give you some tips you found helpful. It's certainly a stunning location, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely way to spend an afternoon.Staff were friendly and gave us good info on where to go.You can hop off an explore the tiny islands just watch out for the big boats.

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for writing us a review. We're pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience island hopping on Lake Windermere, and that you found our prices to be well pitched. We hope you'll come back for another paddle with us soon! Thanks again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. What a way to distress after a hard week. Brilliant service and exceptional value for money. Only negative is they don’t hire during evening so can’t go in the week after work.More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for writing this feedback. I'm glad you found paddling relaxing, we certainly agree that it's a great way to get moving after time in the office. I'm also pleased to note you felt our prices were well pitched, as we are proud...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place would highly recommend, easy hassle free booking to fit us in on short notice. Excellent Health and safety brief very helpful especially for first timers. All the staff were brilliant and facilities 10/10, the waterproof bag also came in very handy on a...More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ben, Thanks for leaving us this review. I'm pleased you were able to pop down and get on the water using our walk-in service and that you felt our advice to be helpful. I hope you enjoyed the conditions, as choppy waters can feel...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had never kayaked but really wanted to try it when staying in Windermere. Jason our guide was great, putting us at ease and showing us the ropes. Equipment was all well maintained and the staff at the boat house were really...More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. I'm glad to hear you had a good time paddling with one of our guides, and that you were able to spot some wildlife and explore the islands whilst you were out. I'll be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every minute of SUP! This was my first time, and managed to stand up. It’s really peaceful being out on Lake Windermere. Can’t wait to do it again. Highly recommend. Such a convenient spot too.More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for writing this feedback to us. I'm pleased to hear that your first time paddleboarding was a fun experience with us, and that you were able to conquer the challenge of standing up! It's also good to note that you felt...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great solo kayak on Windermere. Equipment was good and the instructor shared a fab route. Had the lake to myself!More

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Sounds like you had a lovely paddle, exploring the routes we have on offer - I'm glad to hear it! Thanks for leaving this review, and we hope that you'll return to us for more peaceful solo paddling, or bring some friends. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful and knowledgable people at the shop with good kit. Couldn't fault the service the whole family including our puppy had a great day out.

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Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian, Thanks for your review, I'm pleased you all had a nice time kayaking, including your dog. We love dogs here, especially puppies, so no doubt it was fussed upon entry to the shop! Glad we were able to help. Thanks again!

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Rebs_rusling
22 June 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.
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Luke_Davis
13 May 2018|
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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
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glendar0bs0n
2 October 2017|
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Response from Adi P | Reviewed this property |
I would have said at least half suit, was ok in August in the sun but will have the potential to be cold this time of year.
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