Discover the Magic of the River Thames with Our Canoe Hire Adventures
Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire with Henley Canoe Hire's exclusive services. Picture yourself gliding effortlessly along the serene and storied waters of the River Thames, where every bend in the river reveals a new vista of natural beauty and historical splendor. Whether you're seeking a brief escape with our 1-hour hire, a more immersive experience with our half or full-day options, or envisioning a tailor-made adventure with our bespoke packages, we offer the perfect gateway to the river’s hidden treasures.
Our Canadian or open canoes are the ideal vessels for your river escapades, designed to comfortably accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children (minimum age 5), or 2 adults, if you going on a longer adventure or are traveling with expedition gear. For those planning a more adventurous expedition, our canoes or kayaks are spacious enough to carry all your gear, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time paddler, our canoes are suited for all, promising a safe, enjoyable, and memorable trip every time.
Henley to Marlow
Approx. 9.5 miles
£75 per canoe for the day.
Launch from Henley and paddle through the picturesque town and down the famous Royal Regatta Course all the way to the Marlow Slipway at St Peter Street.
Lechalde to Teddington
Approx. 137 miles
£300 Minimum of 2 Boats
Whole of Thames Challenge – 6 Days. If you're looking for a proper challenge that's a bit different, then look no further.
"I would just like to thank you for the excellent canoeing expedition you organised for my family & friends on Sunday, the route you marked out for us was lovely, the children saw Kingfishers for the first time and you managed to please all 13 of us (which is no easy feat). You expertly estimated how far we could manage as complete novices and I thank you for making it a down river experience. We really appreciated your lesson's on how to paddle and steer the canoes (even though some of us were not very good at it). It was the best Mothers Day any of us has ever had! Thank you."Sonya Robinson
"Had a fabulous day out on the river - everything ran smoothly and Guy was great to work with! A gorgeous paddle from Henley to Marlow."Kristy Witkowski
"Hi Guy, Just wanted to thank you again for helping us have a brilliant day out. Everybody has been exchanging messages and photos of the day. We all wish you the very best of luck with your new venture. It really deserves to be a great success and we will be sure to recommend you."Ian, Sonya, Jack, Natasha, Harry,Darryl, Debs, Hollie, Charlie,Mike, Chantal, Megan, Charley
Just after 2 and a half hours paddling we were approaching a rather attractive old bridge with equally attractive buildings on each side when I received a phone call from Guy! He was sorry to hear of our plight and was keen to assist wherever he could. What a bloke! A real professional with customer care and happiness as his priority. I am proud to recommend Henley Canoe Hire to anyone. READ CLIVE'S FULL BLOG HERE https://clivorton.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/5-days-canoeing-on-the-thames/Clive Horton
We hired a 3-man Canadian canoe from the little Henley Canoe Hire hut on the towpath (across Mill Meadow in front of the Rowing Museum). Convenient parking in Meadow Road. We were briefed about safety, fitted with life jackets and given easy-to-follow directions. It was all very friendly, helpful and efficient. The canoe is really stable, easy to paddle and is suitable for three adults, or two adults and a youngster. There is plenty of room and the canoe remains pretty dry. We set off upstream on the suggested 3-hour route along a really lovely stretch of the Thames, though the lock, upstream to Shiplake and then, after ducking under a really low bridge, through the Hennerton Backwater, a picturesque tributary, all the way back downstream to Henley town. We got close to wildlife all along the way, seeing kingfishers, herons, cormorants and swans. A really enjoyable morning and we'll definitely be back. Call them to make sure there is availability, especially on busy weekends and during school hols. Highly recommended. Visited September 2016Robbo100 (TripAdvisor)
I had an hour's coaching session last week and the coach and other staff we're all very helpful and friendly. I'm a novice looking to get into the sport and i would recommend Henley canoe hire for people like myself or people anyone interested in canoeing or kayaking generally.martin f (TripAdvisor)
EASY FOR YOU
Launch and Collect
Henley Canoe Hire launch and pick-up our canoes from many sites along the River Thames.
Anywhere on the Thames
Canoes are rented for either just one day, a weekend or for any number of days as needed by you.
No previous paddling experience required, minimum age is 5. You’ll get some basic training before you set off.
SAFE & FUN
We selected our Canoes carefully to be safe, light to manoevre and comfortable. Ideal for the Thames.