For printable versions use these links :
>> Boat Information sheet (pdf, 130k)
For information about boat hire discounts for groups click here:
>> Boat group Information sheet (pdf, 140k)
For a group booking form for boats click here
>> Boat hire group booking form
Boats can be hired from the campsite by the hour most weekends in
the summer and every day during the high season when weather is suitable.
Our fully qualified boat hire manager and staff will fit you for a bouyancy aid and can give you basic information on safety and where to go. Advice on clothing is available
jeans are not permitted. They can give you advice on paddling styles and methods for the different kayaks and canoes that we hire.
The river is on average a metre deep (though there are holes) and is safe for families and inexperienced paddlers. Those with more experience can go out on the lake.
Be aware that the water temperature in the river
and lake can be much colder than the sea. In July and August the
lake is great for swimming.
Standard boat hire rates are as follows per hour:
Includes buoyancy aid**
Includes buoyancy aid**
||Includes buoyancy aid**
for all parties - takes 3 adults or 2 children and 2 adults.
* charge is per hour
** cags and helmets also available if required.
Group Discounts are available as follows:
- 6 or more boats hired by the same group at the same time:
1 hour – less 20% off the standard rate
2 hours – less 25% off the standard rate
3 hours – less 30% off the standard rate
For example 6 single kayaks for 1 hour will cost £28.80 instead of £36.00.
- 10 or more people for at least 3 hours, in either a morning or afternoon session: any combination of boats can be hired fo just £12 per head per 3 hours.
For example, 4 single kayaks, and 3 open boats for 10 people for 3 hours would be £120.
These group discounts are subject to availability of boats, so it pays to contact us in advance if you are a large group.
All prices include bouyancy aids and paddles. Some rafting equipment can also be provided. Most open boats and kayaks have buoyancy blocks or airbags.
Generally in a group your instructor or leader is responsible for everyone in your group and we simply provide the boats, buoyancy aids and paddles (although you may prefer to provide your own and get everyone geared up before arriving). However we may be able to arrange a qualified instructor if you give us advance notice.
We have a separate information sheet on activities that include instruction, see our activities page. Adventures that do include instruction can include boat based activities as well as gorge walking, abseiling and climbing, all based near the campsite..
All our rates include VAT at 20%, so if you are a VAT registered organisation please ask us for a VAT invoice and claim this back. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability or for invoices in advance.
We may require a deposit for a large groups: payment can be via Paypal or BACS payments to Gwynant Ltd, HSBC sort code: 40-37-13 a/c no: 61726471
Out of season, in spring and autumn, boat hire must be arranged in advance. Depending on the weather we reserve the right to cancel the hire of the boats if we consider it unsafe.
us for more information.
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