Hire Charges

Have confidence that you are hiring the Best of British. All or craft are UK manufactured and all less than 12 months old. 
We use  : Pyranha , Venture , Mad River , Perception , Dagger and Wavesport, You are also  supplied with Buoyancy Aid and Paddle and we can provide dry bags to keep your belongings secure.

All our canoes are fitted with additional buoyancy and painter lines, Fitted out to British Canoe Union Guidelines. 

We offer Group discounts and can meet all your logistic needs with our 14 seat minibus and trailer. Check out our trips page for a full list of available trips, or create your own itinerary.
Single Kayaks
£13 (1 Hour )
£32 (3 Hours)
£42 ( per day for 1 or 2 days )
£100 (3 day special inc W/end )
£140 (Weekly)
Double Kayak
£15 ( Hour )
£35 ( 3 Hours )
£48 (per day for 1 or 2 Days )
£115 ( 3 day special inc w-end )
£145 (Weekly)
Stand Up Board
£13 (1 Hour )
£32 (3 Hours)
£42 ( per day for 1 or 2 days )
£100 (3 day special inc W/end )
£140 (Weekly)ragraph
2 Seat Open Canoe
£15 ( Hour )
£35 ( 3 Hours )
£48 (per day for 1 or 2 Days )
£115 ( 3 day special inc w-end )
£145 (Weekly)
3 Seat Family Canoe
£17 (1 Hour )
£40 (3 Hours )
£52 ( per day for  1 or 2 Days )
£125 ( 3 day special inc w-end )  
£155 (Weekly)
£12 (1/2 Hour )
£16 (1 Hour )
£38 ( 3 Hours )

Book your trip
Booking : 
For larger groups and multi day hire booking is essential. We will require a 25% non returnable deposit to secure the booking. We will allow change of dates subject to availability. We do have a large fleet of kayaks and canoes to accommodate short term hires without a booking.

Parking :
We have limited short term parking by our premises, This shares the same site as the Riverside Pub. It is on a Pay and Display , there is though a refund available for customers using either the Pub or Cafe for food. This is suited for customers hiring for up to 3 hours and who plan to get food.

For day parking we suggest , dropping off kit with us and then parking at the Riverside Park Car park a 5 minute walk away, there is small reasonable charge for all day parking.

For Multi Day trippers - we are happy to provide a shuttle to our warehouse 3 miles away in Highworth where parking is free. Alternatively there is secure parking available at the Bridge House Campsite in Lechlade for a very reasonable fee.

Whats Included:
Canoe or Kayak
Buoyancy Aid (PFD) – Fully approved and tested – all carrying the CE mark 
Dry bag or storage barrel
Roof carrying straps (for customers taking kit).

What to Bring :
You don't require specialist kit but we would recommend you wear general outdoor clothing you don't mind getting wet. Cotton tends to stay wet meaning you get cold, so jeans are out.  Cycling or running kit or indeed walking kit works well as well as thinner layers. 
Lightweight outdoor jackets work well as they don't absorb water and can protect you from the wind.  Trainers or sports sandals are all fine but your feet tend to be the first thing that gets wet.

We recommend bringing some spare dry clothes, we have lots of dry bags - Its nice to be able to put on a dry top when you finish.

Do bring plenty of water and a snack and or picnic and of course sun cream and some cash to buy that well earned drink at the finish line.

For Doubles Canoes and Kayaks - 2 paddles and 2 Buoyancy Aids are provided
For family canoes - 2 adult buoyancy aids, 2 adult paddles, 2 children’s buoyancy Aids, 2 child’s paddles provided.

Collection And Drop Off Charges
The following charges are per group regardless of number and a single charge per drop off or collection. Non specified collection locations are possible subject to access and will be quoted based on time and distance from our HQ at Lechlade.
Please note , we are only able to carry our own equipment but we will take private equipment when carried at the same time as our own hire kit, subject to available space. i.e a collection of 3 hire canoes plus 1 private canoe owned by a group member.

We can easily accommodate groups up to 13 people with our minibus and will take larger groups with sufficient notice.

Drop off :
Castle Eaton ( Red Lion Pub ) - £25.00
Collection :
Radcot ( Swan Inn )  - £30
Tadpole Lane ( Trout Inn ) - £35
Standlake / Bablock Hythe
 ( Rose Revived Pub / Ferrymans Inn)   -  £40
Oxford Area : £50
London ( Teddington )  -  £125

Collection from Swindon Train Station - Mainly for larger groups or multi day customers.
i.e Get the train , we come and collect you, get you launched at our HQ in Lechlade , we meet you at the finish to collect the kit and or drop you off locally .

2 man canoe for hire on the river Thames - Cotswold Canoe Hire
Canoes: 2 seater

These 2 man canoes are suitable for 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children. It also has enough capacity to take your camping kit with you, for our multi day packages.
Family Canoe

These 3 man family canoes have the extra seat in the middle giving you lots of options. It’s most suitable for 2 adults and 2 children.
Family canoe for hire on the river Thames by Cotswold Canoe Hire
Sit On Top Kayaks
Sit on top kayaks are fantastic to enjoy kayaking without any fears of a closed cockpit. They are unsinkable and still have a storage area too to take your picnic with you. We have short, long ( touring or fishing ) and Double kayaks available. ( family friendly ).
Single Kayak
We have both Sit On top and Sit In Kayaks including the Touring Variety. The Sit On tops are suitable for Kids and for beginners or nervous paddlers.

The 15ft Touring kayaks are stable but we advise that this is not suitable for complete beginners.

Double Kayaks  

These longer Double kayaks are ideal for those wanting to cover a larger distance. There longer length gives a higher cruising speed. We also have Double SIT ON TOP  Kayaks include a child seat making them an ideal parent and child option.
Family site on top kayak for hire by Cotswold Canoe Hire for use on the River Thames
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