From £10 for a stand-up paddleboard, £25 per 2-man kayak or £30 per 3-man Canadian canoe
Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe and kayak hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary at Iken Cliff - one and a half miles downstream of Snape Maltings and a few miles up river of Aldeburgh - close to the Suffolk coast.
We hire out canoes, kayaks and SUPs (stand-up paddleboards) for people to explore this wonderful stretch of river at their leisure. Discover creeks and flood waters, or gently glide with the tide at low water among the mud banks which are teeming with wildlife. Seals are often viewed at close quarters basing on the mud banks.
Use of our equipment can be arranged from a short hire of up to 2 hours, a half day, or on a full day basis, although we find that a 2 hour session is about right for most people - half of your journey is likely to be against the tidal flow of the river!
A full briefing is given prior to each hire; including safety, technique and the best direction for travel. All kit including buoyancy aids, paddles and dry bags is included.
The canoes and kayaks are suitable for all skill levels and ideal for group or family outings, however, for safety reasons, children under the age of 7 are not permitted to go in our boats and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We do not allow people to go paddling on their own.
Iken Canoe is open in May and June (weekends only), every day in July and August, and on the first two weekends of September.
Contact us now to make a booking, or for more information.
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Canoe and kayak hire
Children (5yrs and over) and adults
All equipment provided
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Safety equipment provided
For all the family
Seasonal so please check opening times