Hire a Canoe
Water SportsBoat HireSelf-Guided Tours & RentalsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Hire a Canoe offers high quality and reliable canoe, kayak and SUP hire services on the River Severn where you can explore the river above and around Shrewsbury. We cater for everyone including, couples, friends, stag parties, hen parties, corporate days out, scout/guide groups, school groups, and many more.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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elizabethcS3237EW
Leicestershire, UK3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a really fantastic day out hiring a canoe for our family of three from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury. Our 11 year old particularly enjoyed being able to stop for picnics and snacks on the beaches along the way. These were quite a way along the route, so probably not best to start the expedition expecting to stop early on.
We saw lots of wildlife, including kingfishers, along the way.
The team were really friendly and helpful, and lent us a dry back to put our stuff in. The equipment was obviously cleaned and maintained between each hire.
Written 27 September 2023
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Faye H
Birmingham, United Kingdom10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We just had a brilliant day out as a group of 5 couples canoeing from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury. Stopped halfway for a picnic on the banks of the Severn too. The team are really friendly and get you started on the river quickly and easily. Great value for money for a day out too. Don't underestimate how long the route is!! It's a full 4.5-5 hours but so much fun! Make sure you take lots of snacks and drinks :D
Written 11 September 2023
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elly j
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really efficient service. I made an error with the booking, I called them and the guy was really helpful and sorted it straight away. The guys on the day were also really efficient and helpful.
Written 11 September 2023
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Mark B
Oswestry, UK12 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Great trip, super friendly staff

So we arrived in Frankwell car park ten minutes before the departure time, were quickly put in the van with no fuss and off we went. There was a handy Portaloo at the Montford end. We were all handed out safety gear and paddles and given the option of borrowing their vary handy waterproof containers which the big ones were big enough to put clothes in.

Staff were super friendly and helpful.

The trip was a delightful five hours on a wide, calm river. We saw kingfishers, swans, a red kite and jumping fish.

The end point in Shrewsbury was efficient and no fuss and everything was handled by the super friendly staff.

Written 6 September 2023
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Shanaz L
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
We hired a canoe for an hour with 2 small children. It was no problem having the kids on the middle seat and was a lovely trip down the river, very serene and relaxing and plenty for the kids to spot and even get involved with the paddling. Easy to book, relaxed staff who were very good with the kids. All in all a great family activity.
Written 2 September 2023
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Helen M
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Easy to book online and lovely friendly staff on the phone and on the day. The young lad set us up with kit, gave us a quick simple demo and advice and helped us to get on our way. The relaxed friendly atmosphere put us at ease and we really enjoyed our first attempt at paddle boarding. We will definitely be having another go, and might try kayaking too. Highly recommend Hire a canoe.
Written 29 August 2023
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Heather R
Shrewsbury, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had a lovely evening paddle with the dog. He loved it! It was very peaceful on the river and we saw a kingfisher. We had a friendly briefing and help to get us on our way. Thank you very much for a lovely session.
Written 25 August 2023
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Louise C
Shropshire, UK16 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely trip, well organised enjoyed the pace of the river. Would definitely recommend this experience. So peaceful.
Written 24 August 2023
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Soph
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely 2 hour paddle in a kayak. Friendly service and made sure the feet pads were in correct position for me. I put my husband and cousin in a canoe with 2 children and they also had paddles. Good explanation before we went and glad there was a place for bags at the start. Would happily book again. Hopefully see you next year.
Written 23 August 2023
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John P
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We had the best time. Great equipment and really friendly service. The booking was also very easy. Shrewsbury is a lovely place to Canoe too
Written 22 August 2023
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