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About Want To Canoe?
Canoeing on the River Wye We invite you to 'get away from it all' and discover the beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles. It meanders through picturesque countryside to where it joins the River Severn at Chepstow and is well populated with wild life. Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Swans and Otters are frequently seen. This peaceful setting is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a day or even a week. Hire a canoe. Leave your car on our free riverside car-park. Take a picnic (we provide barrels)... ...then canoe downstream. We will pick you up, Free of Charge, from one of the designated access points and return you to your car. Should you have any distance to travel to return home, bring along a change of clothing in case you get wet! Wear something old to paddle in, together with old trainers, sandals or 'crocs' - NO WELLINGTONS. Don't forget your sun-cream and hat if it is sunny. If you decide to go for a few days or a week we can provide you with details of camp-sites and directions to the nearest pub for an evening meal. Again, we pick you up at the end of your holiday and bring you back to Hay and your car. For those who prefer home comforts, there are a few B&B establishments along the Wye. (It is advisable for people to have had some experience before going on the river - particularly those taking children).
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All reviews boat inn the pub on arrival the river cup of tea couple of hours these guys leave the car en route guided trip longer trip beautiful scenery great afternoon safety talk safety briefing the staff were great took great care
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

If you want to go canoeing down the river Wye, juat go see theae guys. Friendly, helpful and a whole heap of fun. They were fully booked but because it was pur wedding anniversary they made a special effort to find us a pair of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Took the 3 day/2 night option, to canoe from Hay to Hereford. Really lovely route. A great way to catch up with friends. Despite our astonishing incompetence, Clare, Aubrey and Felix were charming throughout and took great care of us. Thanks to you all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DilPeeling
Clare F, Owner at Want To Canoe?, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

You guys were definitely NOT incompetent or rubbish.... you were brilliant!! It was so lovely to play a small part in your reunion :)

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We came with Friends,who had canoed with the company before so they brought us. we came on Sunday30th September 2018.My husban and i really enjoyed the day , we had never canoed before but under Cameron's Tuition we where set to go. Very relaxing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Just had to come back and bring our friends. Excellent instruction from the delightful Cameron. Very professional outfit. Breathtaking views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did the 3 hour canoe trip yesterday and was really impressed with how easy it all was. We've canoed with a few companies previously and the briefing here was the best we've had, with maps and photos.....and a cup of coffee!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon trip. Very professional set up. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We WILL be back for a longer trip down the Wye.🚣 👍.. Thank you..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try a bit of canoeing. We contacted want to canoe who had space on the afternoon slot. We were briefed and ready to go. Olly was our main guide who was really informative and professional. We learnt so much about the river...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Clare F, Owner at Want To Canoe?, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you all again soon :)

Reviewed 30 August 2018

First class service from a well motivated, courteous, professional and knowledgable staff. From initial enquiry to completion, Clare and her team were flexible and offered sound advice to optimise the experience for all concerned. The attention to detail to provide a hassle free experience for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GandJL
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We have just come back from a family trip down the Wye. From start to fi ish the service offered is second to none. Everything is very organized, staff are friendly and helpful. The river is always beautiful and finishing at the Boat Inn is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This is the second year we have returned to Want to Canoe? With two kids and a dog. Want to canoe? Offer a wonderful, welcoming and most important, safe trip down the river Wye. Lots of instruction given on the guided session in the morning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Angela T
23 July 2017|
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Hi there, we don't have a postcode that will bring you directly to our office... navigate to Bridge Street, Hay on Wye and then look for our big blue signs! :)
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Shaun D
29 August 2016|
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Hi Shaun, it's generally ok but advisable to book ahead during busier time, school holidays, weekends and bank holidays, hope to see you soon! Clare :)
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Tanya G
14 August 2015|
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Yes you can! We provide dog-buoyancy aids and other useful things like foam squares for the bottom of the canoe and water-bowls to take with you to make your canoe trip as comfortable as possible for you and your four legged... More
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