Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Hire

Experience This Fantastic River for Yourselves with Wye Canoes!

Based in beautiful Symonds Yat West, we are experts in Canoe, Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Hire, we are in the perfect location to show you the best of the river Wye whichever method you choose, so if you are looking to Canoe the Wye then you have come to the right place.

Organising your self-guided River Wye Canoe, Kayak or Paddleboard trip could not be easier, we have a range of trips (conditions permitting) just decide what floats your boat, pop your details into the online system and book your adventure, it's that simple!

You can choose any Canoe, Kayak or Paddleboard trip from just an hour or so to a half day, three quarter day or full day, or if you feeling particularly adventurous then why not dig out that tent and try a multi-day trip and paddle anything up to 100 miles of this stunning river. (hourly hire not bookable online, please call for info).

Once you have booked your trip online you should receive a booking confirmation via email, please check the date and details of the booking, you will also receive a text message (on the mobile number you provided when booking) the evening before as a reminder.

We ask that you arrive at the Wye Adventures Ltd Centre at Symonds Yat West at least 30 minutes before the start time of your trip so we can complete any outstanding payments, organise your KIT and carry out safety briefings before transporting you in our minibuses up river to your journeys start point such Kerne Bridge or Ross etc.

All river journeys currently finish at Symonds Yat West, we have a fab Full Day Trip from Ross on Wye starting at 9am and a Half Day Trip also starting at 9am followed by our 3/4 day trip from Kerne Bridge at 11am (the same as the half day but with time to stop for lunch), then at 1pm you have a choice between another Half Day river trip from Kerne Bridge or our ever popular fun paddle-about at Symonds Yat West which is ideal for the complete novice as the trip starts and ends in the same place so no commitment to a full journey and can be ended at any time. all river trips/sessions finish at Symonds Yat by 4pm. After deciding which river journey you fancy it's easy and quick to simply book online for all self-guided trips, or for guided trips or if you have any questions don't hesitate to call our friendly staff at Wye Canoes Ltd on 01600 890027 (option 2) who are all professional Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Instructors to go through any questions you might have then you can book online and just sit back and relax until your Wye Valley adventure begins.

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Meeting Times

We ask that you aim to be at the Wye Adventures Ltd Centre at Symonds Yat West approximately 30 minutes before your allotted time, please TRY NOT TO ARRIVE LATE as we have only a certain amount of time at each launch site and I'm afraid if you are late we probably cannot wait as we have to move onto another meet point somewhere else on the river. If you are thinking of leaving a vehicle as a shuttle at the end (Paddocks Hotel) we suggest allowing at least 30 mins travel time to get from the Paddocks Hotel to your start point and your meeting with us. For multi-day trip meeting times please contact us to arrange.


Please park in the Pay and Display Car Park (meet point A) found just before us at River Wye Campsite and walk back along the road to the centre, the ticket machines are both cash and card.

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Canoe / Kayak or Paddleboard

Something to bear in mind is that although we hire Canadian Canoes, single person Kayaks and Paddleboards for self guided trips for safety we only hire kayaks and paddleboards to people that have some previous experience, and in the case of kayaks experience of closed deck kayaks is a required (experience paddling sit on top kayaks doesn't count I'm afraid), we do not need any specific qualifications but mostly these are river journeys covering a fair distance each day so you have to be aware of what you are undertaking, kayaks and SUP's are single person craft (with limited load carrying ability) and very different to multi-person canoes. If you book single person kayak or SUP and clearly do not have any experience when we launch you then I'm afraid for your own safety your hire agreement will be terminated without refund so please be honest when booking.

To check out the difference between canoes / kayaks and SUP's please see here.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the centre on 01600 890027 or [email protected] 

How to Find Us

Call 01600 890027 or [email protected] to book your Outdoor Adventure with Wye Canoes

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