Welcome to the 2018 season

Our website will shortly be updated so that you can book and pay for your paddling online. Until then, reach us by phone, or by email at enquiries@chesterkayakhire.co.uk, where there will always be a prompt and friendly reply. See you on the river soon!

Tel: 01244 422007

Canadian Canoe

A canadian canoe is paddled with a single bladed paddle by 1 or 2 people.

They are open top boats, and have a greater carrying capacity than a kayak; our canadian canoes can take up to 2 adults, and 1 child, and still have extra room for expedition gear.

You are more likely to stay dry in a canadian canoe, as they have higher sides and your paddle will not drip water on you.  They are fairly stable on flat water (such as the Dee at Chester), however they can capsize if you try leaning too far out of it.

Generally, paddling a canadian canoe is less physically demanding than a kayak, however they are not as manoeuverable or as fast.