Sit-on-Top Kayaks

Sit-on-top kayak hire is our main and most popular service. 

Safe, stable, easy to operate, ideal for beginners and more experienced paddlers. 

Singles and Doubles available.  Double kayaks have a little, middle seat between the rear paddler's legs for a dog or child upto 5/6 years old.   

Group and Family discounts available. 

We provide you with paddles, buoyancy aids, a map and a dry bag to carry your own gear. 

Kayak Hire Rates Summer 2023

  Sit on tops available:

2 Hours

3 Hours

6 Hours

  Single Sit On Top Kayak (1 Person)




  Double Sit On Top Kayak (2 People)




  Family Rate (2 Adults plus 2 Children)

  2 x Double Sit On Top Kayak's




  Group Hire Available (8 People +) 

Small groups (8-10): group rate assumes using doubles, not single kayaks, when available.

Large groups:  Deposit of 30% required to confirm booking 

£20 per person

£25 per person

£30 per person

All paddlers must be competent swimmers and all children must be accompanied by an adult who must be able to swim 50m.  Everyone must be comfortable around water.

Suggested itineraries: 

Two hours is our minumum hire time which allows you to get somewhere and back, with a brief stop (stretch!).

Three hours, allows you to go a little bit further or have a more decent stop, eg for a swim, explore, chill somewhere quiet, or have a drink in a pub. Riverside pubs can be found on Bow creek at the Malsters Arms, Tuckenhay (book over a high tide), or downriver at the Ferry Boat Inn, Dittisham (book over a low tide).

Up to six hours allows to you to really explore if you're feeling fit and super-adventurous, or time to eat in one of the pubs or cafes if you want to make an easier day of it.     

We will talk to you on arrival to understand what you would ideally like to do and then come up with ideas that you can choose from depending on tidal and weather conditions. 

If you're booking a big trip, or a novice group or anyone wanting a bit of guidance on the most suitable schedule, please call and we will gladly advise.  Please note we can be very busy on the quay at peak summer time so our phone time maybe limited.  The more you can book in advance, the easier it is for us to help you.  

What we provide:  

We provide you with paddles, buoyancy aids, a map and a dry bag to carry your own gear. 

Buoyancy aids are provided to everyone going onto the water and must be worn at all times.

What to Bring:

You will get a wet bum and wet feet, so having a change of clothing and towel makes stopping off at the pub or driving home more comfortable.   

We do not provide paddle clothing so suggest you come dressed in shorts and non cotton t-shirt and hat if it's sunny, with sun cream and bottled water. If it's looking cooler or wet then we advise jogging bottoms, warm jumper, waterproofs or a wetsuit. Shoes that are grippy and you don’t mind getting muddy or wet are also essential. Having water or juice to drink and a packed lunch or snacks is also good paddling practice and we provide dry bags for you to carry this in.   

Any questions please don't be embarrassed to call, we would rather you came properly prepared for a great day out on the water!