Henley Canoe Hire
We operate along the River Thames through Oxfordshire, Bucks & Berkshire. Choose from 1-Hour Hire, Half Day Hire, Full Day Hire or contact us to create your own Bespoke Package.
Our Canadian or open canoes are designed to carry up to 2 adults and 1 child, or up to 3 adults (minimum age is 5). If you’re travelling with expedition gear, then its probably best to plan for a canoe for 2 adults. You’ll need two people to paddle a canoe.
Sonning to Henley
Approx. 6 miles
£65 per canoe for the day.
This is especially suitable for families with children and light paddlers who are looking for a relaxed adventure. Great places to picnic and paddle.
Caversham to Henley
Approx. 8.4 miles
£65 per canoe for the day.
This route is more suited to older children and adults as there are a few miles to be done in the day, great views of Reading!
"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.