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The Bude Canoe Experience

Southcombe Farm Staddon Road | Staddon Road, Bude EX22 6NH, England
+44 7595 922248
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Great fun for all the family

A wonderful start to our family adventure. Paul was fantastic and everyone picked up on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma R
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Wareham, United Kingdom
Great family fun!

We had a fantastic morning out on Bude canal with Paul. He was very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
788rochelleh
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Canoeing - Nr Bude - North Devon and Cornwall. A Bude Canoe Experience is great fun and excitement at one of our lovely locations in the North Devon and Cornwall area near Bude! No experience or special clothing required. You will learn the basics of canoe paddling and head off on a canoe journey to explore, see local wildlife, and practice your new canoeing skills. All locations are gorgeous, have a terrific amount of wildlife and interesting history. You will see the countryside from a new and exciting perspective. Common sights include jumping fish, Heron, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Coot, Cormorant, Grebe, Sand Piper, Warblers, Ducks, Geese, Dragon fly, and if you are really lucky may be an Otter or Water Vole! Unique! Paddling with Paul enables you to get off the beaten track and explore beautiful hidden areas. Something that you cannot do without a private guide. Great for spotting wildlife, being at one with nature and that spirit of adventure! The experience includes all equipment and Paul as your fully qualified and personal guide. If you don't fancy paddling on your own, you can be in the same canoe as your guide. Relax and enjoy a canoeing experience! Because Bude Canoe Experiences are for individuals and private groups we can make each experience unique for you. Just tell us at the time of booking if you have any special requests. Viewing wildlife and exploring the canal. For young families or children we can make the experience a great adventure exploring, hiding in reed beds, rafting, bobbing, sponge fighting, racing, rocking and sometimes walking the plank and swimming! Or just relax and let it unfold with your guide! If you choose a Bude Canoe Experience you will have a great time! For more information or to book see our website or contact Paul Clark your guide.
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Southcombe Farm Staddon Road | Staddon Road, Bude EX22 6NH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful start to our family adventure. Paul was fantastic and everyone picked up on the canoeing skills really quick. The children enjoyed the games and I am so surprised no one ended up in the canal with all fun we had. Would recommend this...More

Thank Emma R
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to recommend us. It is appreciated. Really glad you all had a good 'canoe adventure' and it got your holiday off to a good start :-). Thank you for canoeing with us and may be see you all again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic morning out on Bude canal with Paul. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, taught all of us with a lot of patience and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Not easy to please 5 people with ages from 4 to 47...More

Thank 788rochelleh
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for recommending us with this review. I'm really glad you all had a great time! Canoeing is a great family activity. Thank you again for canoeing with us and hopefully see you again if you are in the area :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early for our 4 hour Bude Canal tour but every thing was all ready and prepared The day started with some drizzle but Paul's enthusiasm for the canal and canoeing meant we hardly notices. A good briefing of the mornings plan and a...More

Thank John D
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your Explorer Canoe Experience. I'm really pleased you all had a great time and enjoyed the mix of exploring, learning and having fun in the canoes! I especially like the Explorer Experience because we get to see...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have all had a fabulous time this afternoon out kayaking with Paul. We range from 18 to 71 years young and he coped with us all !!!! It was a lovely day slightly breezy just to make us work harder . Paul gave us...More

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Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing your bank holiday weekend canoe experience. I'm really glad you all enjoyed yourselves on the lovely Bude Canal! Thank you for paddling with me it was great fun being your guide. :-)

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a 4 hour guided canoe trip with Paul. He was an excellent guide, extremely friendly, enthusiastic and worked hard to tailor our trip to our individual needs. Paul was very knowledgable and taught us basic (and essential) manoeuvres which meant we were well...More

Thank Lewis88186364
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your Bude Canal Explorer Canoe Experience. I really appreciate it. I'm really glad you enjoyed learning to paddle the open canoe and exploring the canal. It's great to do the 4 hour trip as we really can...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Paul taught us how to use a canoe properly and we learnt different paddling techniques. We canoed the whole length of Bude canal and saw interesting wildlife. We also had fun doing different activities. Well worth it.

Thank 8Joy8
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing your canoe experience on the Bude Canal, it is much appreciated. I'm really glad you all enjoyed the journey and learning to paddle an Open Canoe! Thank you again for paddling with us :-)

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a fabulous morning out with Paul today. A perfect mix of instruction, fun, facts and enjoying the scenery. Highly recommended

Thank EppingGirlie
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My 10yo and I spent 2 hours with Paul canoeing along the Bude Canal. It was a fantastic experience we saw lots of wildlife and had some great fun doing skills challenges along the way. I would certainly recommend this for a fun day out...More

Thank kferrier
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your canoe experience on the lovely Bude Canal! Really glad you had a good time and very well done for spotting the Water Vole! Thank you again for canoeing with me and i will look forward to...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic experience with Paul, he knows so many facts about the local area and fills you in whilst you are getting your bearings in the water. He's a great teacher and makes it really fun to learn! Would definitely...More

Thank Maxine H
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing your canoe experience on the Bude Canal! You ladies were great paddling from the Falcon to Rodds Lock and back! Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and learned lots about the canal! Thank you again and it would be great to see...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

My friend & I had a 2 hour canoe session with Paul along the Bude Canal. As well as being a great instructor with the canoe Paul was also very knowledgeable about the local area, wildlife, plants and flowers. The 2 hour session was long...More

Thank pjwebster
Paul C, Owner at The Bude Canoe Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your canoe experience. It is much appreciated. I'm really glad you both had a great time paddling from the town to Rodds Lock and back. The close encounters with the Herons were great! Thank you again and...More

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Morrisdancer
I would like to know the cost of this canoe experience and also if you hire out canoes to paddle without the instruction. We have paddled canoes before eg on the River Severn.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. All our prices can be found on our website, but are from £35 per person depending on group size. Unfortunately we do not hire canoes without a guide. Any further questions just ask. Many... More
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abianne2015
Do you have to have a guide with you when out on the water?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for your question. Yes we only do guided canoe experiences. I'm afraid we do not hire out canoes without a guide. I hope this answers your question. Thank you again, Paul
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Sarah N
I want to make a booking. have some questions. left messages on answerphone - no response. can you please phone me 0114 2307564 or 07939084488, Thanks. Harry Norris.
13 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hi Harry, I think this must be a delayed msg as you have already done your canoeing!?! and I have no msgs from you. If this is not the case drop me a mail and I will get straight back to you. Many Thanks, Paul.
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