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Come and experience the magnificent scenery on our city's tranquil river. Hire a canoe with friends or family, take a guided river tour, enjoy a canoe party or learn to canoe or kayak with our experienced instructors. Suitable for all abilities; families, beginners and groups welcome.
Visit Canterbury's river, The Great Stour just outside the city at picturesque Fordwich, Britain's smallest town and paddle downstream to Grove Ferry Picnic Site. Take a leisurely meander, watch wildlife, take great pictures, or just relax and take it all in!
**2015 & 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent award winner!** We're an ideal destination for half a day to a full day out, with pubs located at both start and finish and playground and barbecue areas also available at Grove Ferry.
Explore Kent's rivers with Canoe Wild. Hire a Canadian style open canoe or kayak and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Canoeing is a gentle outdoor activity ideal for all the family.
* We provide canoes and paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags and route maps.
* Canoes seat up to 4 people (including 2 small ones) and are ideal for 2 adults with plenty of room for your picnic.
* Hire a canoe - we provide all you need for your canoe trip for an hour paddle to a full day paddle, including a FREE shuttle service for a one-way easy canoe downstream.
* Guided trips - learn about the river, wildlife, history and how to paddle to get the most our of your trip.
* Learn to canoe - gain a British Canoeing Star Award in a canoe or kayak, giving you the confidence to safely paddle wherever you go.
* Try out our kayak taster sessions.
* Ideal activity days for large school groups, Hen or Stag parties and holiday camp activities.
Canoe Hire by the hour £20.00
Half Day Canoe Hire £45.00
Full Day Canoe Hire £80.00
Kayak taster sessions £15.00
See the website for details for group hire, guided tours, courses and gift vouchers.
* Advance booking recommended, easy online booking and payment.
* All hires, tours and training only available when river conditions enable safe paddling.
* Team of British Canoeing qualified instructors and British Canoeing Approved Centre.
* Terms and conditions of hire available on the website.