Looking for a magical experience?
Then we are the canoe hire company that can tailor the perfect trip to suit all of your needs.
★ Based within walking distance of the public launch point in Ross on Wye
★ Free on site 24 hour car parking facility
★ Extensive fleet of new Old Town Canadian canoes
★ Also available Perception Touring single person kayaks
★ Reception selling refreshments for your journey
★ REC qualified first aiders always on hand for your safety
★ 15 years of operational experience
The River Wye is renowned as being the canoeing capital of Europe. It is a truly a majestic river, full of wildlife and colour. We at The River Wye Canoe Hire Company specialize in canoe trips on the River Wye between Hereford and Redbrook, south of Monmouth, which is regarded by many as being one of the most picturesque river sections in the UK.Based in Ross on Wye at Ross Sports Centre, we have had many years experience in the canoe hire business on the River Wye. Using local knowledge and experience our aim is to offer a personal, friendly and safe experience, taking away the stresses of daily life and making sure all our clients have a very enjoyable and relaxed journey with us in the hope that you will return to us for years to come.
All of the trips we offer can be tailored to fit your needs. Catering for the person who may never have canoed before to the experienced canoeist in need of a fresh challenge.
Our regular trips run from a half day paddle up to a four or five day trip where typically we launch you way up the river at Glasebury or Hay on Wye. Camping, B&B's, bunk house accommodation, hotels, youth hostels can all be found for you as well as advice on public stop off points for picnics and barbecues. All these details can be found within this site and on our links gallery.
Depending on the journey you choose, whether it be a short paddle or a longer journey, from our base we will transport you by mini bus to your chosen launch point. Upon arrival we will give you a full health and safety briefing regarding your trip, from river safety, canoeing tips, paddling techniques and what to look out for en-route to make your trip a truly remarkable experience.
The River Wye Canoe Hire Company's extensive fleet of open Canadian canoes are 'Old Town 174 Canoes'. They are sturdy and versatile, capable of carrying 2 to 4 people as well as all the kit that you may require for your trip. Although our canoes are designed to carry 2 adults and 2 small children, for the less experienced paddler we can also raft 2 canoes together to make a stable raft that will rule out capsizing.
We also hire single person touring kayaks.
Prices include the hire of the canoe, buoyancy aids, paddles, helmets and dry barrels. The only additional charge is made for the transportation of your canoe up river or for collection down river from our base.
Contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss trips and the options open to you. Our personal friendly service, aims to ensure that from the start to the finish of your journey - you will have a wonderful experience.
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BCU Approved Paddlesport Provider. Centre ref 100944.