Update: 17 March 2020
We have suspended all our boat hire and activities. We are cancelling and will automatically refund all bookings for boat hire up until 1 May. We will keep this refund date under review.
Why Coniston is the best place for you to hire a canoe
Canoeing is often seen as 'the dry option' when it comes to paddlesports. Our hire Canadian canoes are larger and more 'boat like' than kayaks and paddleboards, this makes them the perfect way to make the most of Coniston Water.
With Artic Charr and Salmon swimming around our lake the Canoe is the perfect boat to fish from. Long enough to keep your rod safe, and easy enough to manoeuvre into those perfect fishing nooks and crannies, the only thing missing it you!
If you’re bringing the family then the stability of a canoe is like no other, allowing you to get as close as possible to the water without feeling like you’re going to fall in on every wave.
What you will need for your canoe adventure
- Canoe and paddle(s)*
- Buoyancy aid*
- A brief instruction before hire*
- Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet, we advise not to wear denim as we don’t want you getting cold! Wear something comfy, canoes are best for an afternoon bobbing around.
- Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water (it does happen, we promise)
- Cold weather - warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks (it also happens, we don’t need to promise)
- We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies, dry bags can be purchased from the shop
- A waterproof jacket and trousers would also be recommended
- Packed lunch (optional but why not?)
*We provide these for you.
Canoeing is a relaxing way to explore the entirety of Coniston water safely. Our team have got years of experience of canoeing. Why not ask them about some of their expeditions when there kitting you out ready for your day? We will teach you the basics of balance and paddling, as well as the best places to discover throughout your day. Have a look at our webcam to build up your excitement.
Please book in advance to guarantee availability.
Canadian canoe hire charges
|Number of people||2|
|Up to 2 hours||£25|
|Up to 4 hours||£40|
You can book Canadian canoe hire for two online using our secure booking system.
If you have any questions, please call us on 015394 41366 or email us at email@example.com
Two tips to make the most of your day
We love canoeing, with these simple tips we’ll be sure that you’ll love it too!
1) Paddle on opposite sides of the boat. This will make sure you carry on going forward and don't spin around in circles or spend the day weaving around. There is nothing worse than spending the day going in the wrong direction.
2) Paddle in sync with your partner. Find your rhythm. It is the bow (front) paddlers job to set the pace, and it is the role of the stern (back) paddler to match that tempo. This ensures that you are maximizing your forward momentum. Remember, the smoother you are, the further you’ll glide.
With the Lake District National Park being our home we have our fair share of bad weather. Throughout the year the wind picks up to an unpleasant level and we have to cancel hire for the day. Please check the weather forecast or ring us before setting off to Coniston Boating Centre to avoid disappointment.