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Had a really good time on lake Windermere with my fella, staff were really friendly and offered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Will M
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Great afternoon for all the family

Lovely staff with great knowledge. Got my family of complete beginners out on the lake. Good value... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
66JaniceA
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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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. We also offer Guided Tours of Windermere, exploring the lake and it's islands stopping for a brew on...more
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The Boathouse, Ferry Nab,, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a really good time on lake Windermere with my fella, staff were really friendly and offered good advice! We enjoyed the day so much that we are considering taking up kayaking/ joining our local club! Would strongly recommend!

Thank Will M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked this activity before we left Australia. Not knowing how busy it would be. But the weather was cooler and my wife bailed on me. Which was ok. We arrived ahead of our booking time and was told I could go early as the...More

Thank Dazal0
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely staff with great knowledge. Got my family of complete beginners out on the lake. Good value and great views once your out there.

Thank 66JaniceA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked with totaladventure also Windermere Canoe and Kayak. It was a great afternoon. The equipment was in excellent condition and the Staff were super helpful especially when we need to swap one of our party to a single Kayak. Clear instructions and good facilities....More

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

Hi David, Thanks for writing us this review. Great news that you enjoyed kayaking and paddleboarding with us, and that we were able to be flexible on this occasion with swapping etc. I'm pleased to note you felt our instruction was clear and user friendly....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked stand up paddle boards and canoe summer guided tour Both were great value and great fun- only gripe was booking could not be found at start of paddle boards which delayed start time slightly, guide was very informative , would recommendMore

Thank 40lulu
Chloe B, Marketing Assistant and Paddlesports Instructor at Windermere Canoe Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us this feedback. It's great to know you had a good time on the paddleboards and had fun exploring with our tour guide. Sorry to hear it wasn't a smooth start on this occasion, hopefully you will come and pay...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful Staff. We were really enjoying our trip with the canoe. You can rent wet clothes if nessesary and leave your luggage. Dry bag available. Can really recommend it - it's soo fun!;-)

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

Hi Karin, Glad to hear you had fun canoeing, thanks for writing us a review about it! We're pleased to note you were able to stay warm in our wetsuits, and keep your belongings dry. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great quality kayaks. Dan and his colleagues lent us a variety of styles so we could try different boats, ranging from speedy to highly manoeuvrable. It’s a great location to go from, right in the centre of the lake. We had to rebook at short...More

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

Hi there, Thanks for leaving this kind review, I'll be sure to pass on your words to Dan, as he'll be pleased to know you had a good time. It's great to hear you were able to try lots of different boats, and we were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little hideaway in such a busy place as Bowness , Took a little to find but when we got there they couldn’t be more helpful, hired paddle boards £20 for 2 hours also includes wet suit , great place to learn paddle...More

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

Hi Lee, Thanks for leaving this review, we really appreciate your kind words and we're pleased to see you enjoyed your paddleboard rental with us. As you mention, we're very lucky to have such a great location, with access to sheltered areas, (and more adventurous...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Very friendly staff who were very helpful! Price was cheap for 2 hours paddle boarding and a great way to see Lake Windermere! Wetsuits being available was a big plus! Thanks for a great afternoon!!More

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

Hi Alana, Thank you for leaving this cheery review, it sounds like you had a good time, even in the rain! Wetsuits are definitely a benefit when it's less-than-sunny. It's good to know you felt our prices offer great value for money, and that our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place today as a family of 5, 2 adults, a 13 yr old, 10 yr old and a 5 year old. We were able to hire 2 double sit on top kayaks - they fitted on with a third seat in the...More

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed review, we really appreciate feedback. We're pleased to hear you had a good time exploring the islands, and felt our prices are reasonable - we do too, we're the cheapest in...More

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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
12 May 2018|
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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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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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