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Canoe Butterfly provided by Canoes Butterfly

Canoe Butterfly
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1–5 hours
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1–5 hours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the valley of 5 castles in the heart of Black Périgord. By canoe or kayak, go down the Dordogne at your own pace and enjoy a unique moment of relaxation in nature. You will meet the wonderful castles dating back to medieval times as well as their colorful historic villages. Classified as a world biosphere reserve, the Dordogne will allow you to see wild animals such as kingfishers, cygnons or even frogs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 152707P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Canoe
  • Paddle
  • Insurance
  • Safety jacket
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Duration
1–5 hours
Departure details
  • Canoës Loisirs EURL- Canoes Butterfly, Le Pont du Pech, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France The base is located between the town of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and the Chateau des Milandes at the Pont du Pech (railway bridge).
  • Place Pasteur, Pl. Pasteur, 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda, France We offer a shuttle off high season which, depending on reservations, can pick you up in Sarlat
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Canoe
  • Paddle
  • Insurance
  • Safety jacket
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Canoës Loisirs EURL- Canoes Butterfly, Le Pont du Pech, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France The base is located between the town of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and the Chateau des Milandes at the Pont du Pech (railway bridge).
  • Place Pasteur, Pl. Pasteur, 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda, France We offer a shuttle off high season which, depending on reservations, can pick you up in Sarlat
Duration
1–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
9 reviews
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Very good
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Julie C
Nottingham, UK23 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We are staying on holiday near les milandes and saw canoes butterfly. We made enquiries the day before our trip just in case we needed to book. They took our name and start time but didn't need payment until we hired the canoe. On the day we drove to the large car park and parked in the shade. We took out the small amount of items we needed for the day. At the cabin we paid for a 3 person canoe and a box to put our belongings in. We didn't have to pay any deposit. We could pay by cash or card. We then waited about 5 minutes and a large bus took us to vitrac this would give us 16km of river back to where we started. You could choose 5km or 25km also. When we got off the bus we gave our receipt to the guy who spoke perfect English, and he fitted us with life jackets and gave us our box. We could also choose our oars. We were then taken to the river to the boat where he gave us a push off the side. We were told our return point was on the left bank after the 5th bridge. We had no time limit as long as we returned the canoe before they closed. There were several places to pull in along the bank if we wanted to stop and you can get in the water if you wanted too. It was even quite bearable. Just watch the currant. Great views of the castle at Beynac. There were snack bars and toilets if you needed them on the way. Part way down the river there was a man in the river taking photos if you wanted to buy them so take some change. We are here for 2 weeks so we are planning to go again next week
Written 28 July 2016
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Thank you for taking some time to write a comment about Canoës Butterfly. See you again.
Written 7 August 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sierradante15
Veyrines-De-Domme, France24 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
We went on a 5-hr canoe ride, stopped for lunch at La Guiguette for a fab duck meal, then canoed to La Roque, stopped for ice cream, then finished at Butterfly Canoe. The service was friendly & efficient. We will be using their service again every year:-)
Written 21 May 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thansk you for your feedback about your experience at Canoes Butterfly. See you next year then.
Written 24 May 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sophie111111111111
London, UK67 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We’ve canoed on the Dordogne rive a million times over the years. Just tried Butterfly for the first time because it’s base station is usually located on the south bank between Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and Envaux. The advantage is that the base station is less manic than others cheek by jowl in St Vincent de Cosse, Beynac, Cenac.

We left our cars there and were bused up to a quiet spot just upstream from Cenac for the 14km classic going Cenac La Roque-Gageac (stopped for ice cream and swim on beach just downstream of La Roque) then Castelnaud then Beynac then delightful quiet last 1km from Beynac to the Butterfly stop. Delightful because you’ve left behind the crowds at Beynac.

Staff nice, helpful, acceptable English. Good triple canoes and single kayaks. We took a mixture and swapped.

Allow lots of time so you can swap for picnic ice creams and swims. We took 2pm coach and got back to base late at 7pm. We do like to take out time though. Great value for money when you do it that slowly!

PS my teen has special needs and can swim but can’t paddle. Like all local canoe companies here that’s no prob with them. He just sits in the boats and lets us paddle...
Written 6 August 2019
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About the operator

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By: Canoes Butterfly
thewrens2013
thewrens2013
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Uninterested staff, with no care or responsibilty
Whilst we absolutely enjoyed the canoe ride, the interaction between us and the staff member checking us in, and al
Dom W
Dom W
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Great day in beautiful surroundings
Best thing about this set up is you park up they take you up the river and then you canoe down at your leisure, alm
David M
David M
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Recommend
There are so many canoe hire businesses to choose from on the Dordogne, it’s hard to decide which to use. We did so
CharlesMcCall
CharlesMcCall
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Fantastic way to sightsee
We selected a 2.5 hour tour and the length was just about right. The river has a heavy current working in your favo
Duncan P
Duncan P
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Very friendly and efficient canoe hire
We rented canoes s couple of times during our holiday. Butterfly canoes drive you and your canoe upstream to your
Pitvar
Pitvar
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Good value and an excellent adventure!
Good value for two canadian style Kayaks for a 14km run down the Dordogne - we kept it very steady and stopped for
jsinky
jsinky
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Fantastic and well organised
We have canoe'd the Dordogne many times but this company is the best so far. So well organised and a great service.
AKTravelerFAI
AKTravelerFAI
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Excellent Experience!
I had a very good experience renting a kayak from Canoes Butterfly for their trip down the Dordogne River from Cars
laplandbound
laplandbound
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A great day out
We spent a very happy five hours canoeing down the dordogne with this company. I booked through the website for 4
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