Henley Canoe Hire

Hi I'm Matt, I set up Henley Canoe Hire in 2014 and its been an amazing journey so far. We are a friendly and reliable Canoe Rental Business based in Henley-on-Thames operating along the River Thames through Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

I speak for myself and the wonderful team we have in place when I say we love canoes, kayaks and SUPs! We are all about exploring and having fun while ensuring safety is a priority, and with a combined 60 years experience of canoes, kayaks, and water sports activities between the five of us, this is our passion and we want to ensure everyone that comes to us has the best day out possible. We are very proud of the reputation we have built over the years, and our TripAdvisor profile is a testament to that so please check it out if you are unsure.

We believe there is no better way to experience The Thames than in canoe or kayak. If you have any queries or questions please do not hestitate myself or the team - info@henleycanoehire.com

Thanks for checking us out, and hopefully see you on the water!

All the best,

Matt - Owner, Paddlesports Instructor, Henley Enthusiast, Expert Tea Maker.

A wonderful way to experience The Thames.

Paddle up or downstream - your choice!

Paddle through picturesque towns


Our Team - Dedicated, passionate people

Matthew Couling


Matt has been the owner of Henley Canoe Hire since 2014. His passion for the outdoors came from growing up around the River Thames and then after completing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at school, he then spent the summer in the Lake District as a Freelance Watersports Instructor. Subsequently he joined the Royal Navy as an Officer, specialising as a Pilot. Whilst serving in the Royal Navy he gained his JSML (Joint Service Mountain Leader) qualification and led several trips for the military. Upon leaving the military Matt worked for two FTSE 100 companies as a business development executive and gained his ML (Mountain Leader) Award. This then rolled into joining Thames Valley Police as a part time Police Officer whilst he set up Operation Encounter with a colleague, the sister company to Henley Canoe Hire. Matt has always had a passion for the outdoors, being out on expeditions and running Henley Canoe Hire has allowed him to allow others to enjoy the outdoors. He is currently getting used to fatherhood after the big day in Jan 2020!

Reece Game

Lead Coach & Operations

Reece is the lead coach and heads up operations for Henley Canoe Hire, managing boat movements and staffing. Reece has been with Henley Canoe Hire for five years, taking time throughout the years to travel abroad to teach outdoor skills to students and other staff teams. He is a qualified British Canoeing coach and sea kayak guide with a suit of outdoor qualifications and experience. Reece looks after day to day running of the business so be sure to look out for his bright smile!

Toni Tyler

Bookings Manager

Toni has begun her journey with Henley Canoe Hire this year and has spent five years aboard coaching and teaching adventurous outdoor activities to people from all walks of life. She has a vast array of qualifications in climbing and watersports to bushcraft and navigation. Toni is here to ensure your booking is taken and facilitated in a safe and professional manner while giving you the personable customer service you deserve.

About Us Henley Canoe Hire
About Us Henley Canoe Hire
About Us Henley Canoe Hire
About Us Henley Canoe Hire
About Us Henley Canoe Hire