Canoe the Wye Ltd specialise in canoe hire adventures on the river Wye.

Our 2019 season will be running from 30th March through to 30th September.

How it all works

You initially arrive at our canoe hire centre in Symonds Yat West where you familiarise yourself with the finish point. We then issue you with the equipment you need and give you some safety information. You will then be transported from our canoe hire centre, up river to the starting point of your canoe trip and you paddle (downstream) back to us. Depending on how long you want to Hire a Canoe for will depend on how far upstream from Symonds Yat we will transport you. All trips finish back at our canoe hire centre in Symonds Yat.


What experience do I need

Our canoeing adventures on the River Wye are suitable for all levels of ability, most of our customers have either never canoed before or have only done it a handful of times, some of our customers will return 3 or 4 times a year building up their confidence and ability and taking on longer and more difficult sections of the Wye. We cater for family days out, couples looking for an adventure, groups of friends having fun, corporate team building, Hen and Stag parties and even 4 day expedition holidays.


What trips we offer

The shorter canoe hire trips we offer include the Half Day and the Three Quarter Day. The half day hire is about 2.5 hours of gentle downstream paddling and the three quarter day option is the same distance but you get an extra hour or so to enjoy a picnic lunch en route. These options are ideal for a mini adventure for everyone to enjoy. Details of these trips can be found below.


Our best value for money trip is the 1 Day trip from Ross on Wye to Symonds Yat. You get to spend all day on the river with an extra 2.5 hours of gentle downstream paddling. This quiet section of river tends to be more tranquil and teeming with wildlife. You also get to see the magnificent Goodrich castle from the North side which can only be viewed from the river. Details of this trip can be found below.


Fancy a challenge?

If you are looking for more of a challenge, then perhaps one of our Multiday Trips is what you are looking for? Spend a few days out in the wilderness, canoeing during the day and camping next to the river overnight. You can really get away from the stresses of the real world by cooking your dinner over a campfire and laying out under the stars. Multiday trips cost £55 for a 2 person boat per day. Details of our multiday trips can be found below. 


For a more detailed description of each canoe hire experience, scroll down the page to view the different trip durations.


½ day canoe hire - Kerne to Symonds Yat

Half day canoe hire on the River Wye - Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat. 8 miles passing the spectacular Symonds Yat viewpoint.


¾ day canoe hire - Kerne to Symonds Yat

Three quarter day canoe hire on the River Wye from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat. 8 miles of paddling plus time for a picnic.


1 day canoe trip - Ross to Symonds Yat

1 day canoe hire on the river Wye from Ross On Wye to Symonds Yat. 14 Miles of stunning scenery, passing Goodrich Castle.


2 day canoe trip - Hwithy to Symonds Yat

2 day overnight canoe trip on the river Wye from Hoarwithy to Symonds Yat. 26 miles over 2 days stopping at Ross on Wye.


3 day canoe trip - Hereford to Symonds Yat

3 day overnight canoe trip on the River Wye from Hereford To Symonds Yat. 43 miles with stops at Hoarwithy and Ross on Wye.


4 day canoe trip - Bycross to Symonds Yat

4 day overnight canoe trip on the River Wye from Bycross To Symonds Yat. 57 mile adventure passing Hereford and Ross on Wye.


Contact Us

The Paddocks Hotel
Symonds Yat West HR9 6BL
01600 891100