Explore The Wye Valley by Canoe Or Kayak

Canoe & Kayak Hire A great day out for all!

We hire canoes and kayaks on the most stunning section of the river Wye, the beautiful Wye Valley AONB(Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a stunning place for any great adventure trip, we are in optimal location for you to take in the best of the scenery, run the Symonds Yat rapids and passing through Symonds Yat at lunch time allows you to stop there for a lovely riverside pub lunch appreciating the natural beauty of the valley. We provide transport to ferry you and your boat to your drop off or pick up location. Trips typically either start or finish from the town steps next to Monmouth Rowing Club. There are a range of starting locations available depending on how long you want to hire for, Hire period for canoes and kayaks range from 1/2 a day to 6 days.

Prices include transport, helmets(on rapids trips), buoyancy aids, paddles, dry storage barrels, map, briefing, helmets compulsory for U18's, optional for adults.
Multi Day available on request contact us for prices.

Canoe & Kayak hire on the Wye 7 days a week during spring and summer, autumn subject to river conditions
Halfday Trips: 09:00-13:00 or 13:00 - 17:00
Fullday Trips: 09:00-16:00
Note: Youth groups and large stag or hen groups we can only do as guided trips.

Hire 1

Hire

Choose the hire period & canoe or kayak, Decide on river starting location.
Safety 2

Safety

A quick safety briefing/ issue of safety equipment.
Transportation3

Transportation

We provide transportation to your starting or from your finishing location.
Explore 4

Explore

The Wye Valley and have fun meandering the river, stopping off along the way.

Canoe Hire on the River Wye

Canoe HireHalf DayFull Day
Open Canoe 2 man£40£50
Open Canoe 3 man£55£65
Open Canoe 4 man (2 adults, 2 kids max)£65£70
Open Canoe 5 Man (2 adults, 3 kids max)£70£75

Kayak Hire on the River Wye

Kayak HireHalf dayFull day
One Man Kayak£25£30
Two Man Kayak£40£50

Whats Included

Prices include transport, helmets(on rapids trips), buoyancy aids, paddles, dry storage barrels, map, briefing, helmets compulsory for U18's, optional for adults.
Multi Day available on request contact us for prices.

Popular Routes

Kerne Bridge (Full day trip)

Beautiful scenic River Wye tour, canoe Symonds Yat rapids,
Route: Kerne Bridge to Monmouth
Duration: Full 1 Day
Distance: 14.5 miles
Paddling: 4 -5 hrs
Lunch: Pub along way
Rapids: Grade 2 Symonds Yat
Transportation:From Monmouth - to Kerne Bridge (launch)

Huntsham Bridge (Short day)

A short day trip, Explore the stunning wooded valley through to Monmouth.
Route: Huntsham Bridge to Monmouth
Duration: Short 1 day
Distance: 7 miles
Time: 2.5 -3 hrs paddling
Lunch: 13:30 - Riverside pub lunch
Rapids:
Transportation:From Monmouth - to Huntsham Bridge (launch)

Monmouth to Whitebrook (1/2 Day Trip)

A great half-day afternoon trip, 5 miles, about 2 hours steady paddle, mini rapids take you towards Redbrook where you pass the famous Boat Inn, we pick you in Whitebrook in the field, listen carefully to the briefing so you don't miss it! This is the best trip for those who just fancy an easy time or are relatively new to canoeing, a great taster.
Route: Monmouth to Whitebrook
Duration: 1/2 Day
Distance: 5 miles
Paddling Time: 2 hrs
Lunch: Redbrook Boat Inn
Rapids: Mini
Transportation:Pick Up at end, Whitebrook back to Monmouth

Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth (2 day)

A nice two day trip, allowing plenty of time to appreciate breakfast and the evening campsite. Depending on where you decide to stay, it gives a day of around 9 and a day of around 11 miles. You pass through Symonds Yat the pubs and rapids on day 2. Welsh Bicknor YHA has camping and traditional indoor accommodation.
Route: Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth
Duration: 2 Day
Distance: Day 1: 9 miles, Day 2: 11 Miles
Lunch: symonds Yat Pub
Rapids: Grade 2 Symonds Yat rapids
Transportation:Pick Up at end, Whitebrook back to Monmouth

Hoarwithy to Monmouth

If you like to paddle a lot and cover distance this is a great 2 day trip, if you stay at Welsh Bicknor you will have a 19 mile and an 11 mile day. It can be done as 3 easy days, stopping after 10 miles in Ross-on-Wye on night 1.
Route: Hoarwithy to Monmouth
Duration: 2 full days or 3 easy days
Distance: up to 21 miles depending on route
Transportation: Drop off at chosen Hoarwithy launch location

Holme Lacy or Hereford to Monmouth (3,4 day trips)

These points are 38 and 46 miles from Monmouth by river so give options for 3-4 day trips. Suitable for those wishing to paddle for longer
Route: Holme Lacy or Hereford to Monmouth
Duration: 3 or 4 days
Distance: up to 21 miles depending on route
Transportation: Drop off at chosen Hoarwithy launch location

Bredwardine, Hay and Glasbury to Monmouth( Multi Day)

These locations give those wanting a long trip several options, the highest allowed summer access is Glasbury, it's 80 miles to Monmouth by river.
Route: Bredwardine, Hay and Glasbury
Duration: Multi Day
Distance: up to 80 miles depending on route
Transportation: Drop off at chosen launch location