call on: 01508 518638
Canadian Canoes, these are Nova Craft Prospector 16` open canoes. They have three seats to accommodate three adults or two adults and two small children (a broad estimate would be under the age of 10 years old, the two children would have to share the middle seat). One of our Canadian Canoes only has 2 seats to accommodate a dog or a smaller child you might not want to climb on a seat. Canadian Canoes are paddled with a single sided paddle. A responsible adult over the age of 18 must be in the boat at all times while being used. The Weight Capacity of these canoes are 850lbs / 386kg.
Double Kayaks, these are sit on top kayaks. They seat two adults and a small child (probably under the age of 7 years old). When seated in the kayak your legs are straight out in front of you. Double Kayaks have double sided paddles. A responsible adult over the age of 18 must be in the boat at all times while being used. The Weight Capacity of these kayaks are 551lbs / 250kg.
Stand Up Paddleboards, these are 10`6" stable boards. They take an adult or an adult and a small child. These can be paddled from a kneeling, seated or standing position. Under 18s are not able to use a paddleboard without an adult ON THE WATER WITH THEM. The Weight Capacity of these boards are 308lbs / 140kg.
Rowing Boat, this is a large stable rowing boat that can seat 6 people.
All of our boats are suitable for beginners and are launched directly onto the river from our site. The river is the Waveney River and is a quiet part of the Norfolk Broads. Generally the river is a calm sheltered place and is ideal for your first paddling experience. You can expect to see fish in the clear water, birds such as Swans, Kingfishers, Swifts drinking from the river, Herons, Reed Buntings as well as many others, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive otters!
When you leave our pontoon and paddle out of our dyke you want to take a right hand turn onto Geldeston Dyke, the first fork in the river you come to is the "Three Rivers" point and if you turn left you will head towards Beccles which is just over 3 miles away, if you carry on straight/right you will carry on around to the Geldeston Locks pub and Ellingham Mill. Please note at present you must book a table online with the Geldeston Locks pub and they are not always able to accommodate walk-ins. Ellingham Mill is also roughly 3 miles away and is a quieter part of the river with no large motorised craft on it.
Canadian Canoes are £30 for 3 hours hire and £45 for 6 hours hire (6 hours only available Monday to Thursday). We do not do a reduced rate for a shorted period of time.
Double Kayaks are £25 for 3 hours hire and £40 for 6 hours hire (6 hours only available Monday to Thursday). We do not do a reduced rate for a shorted period of time.
Stand Up Paddleboards are £15 for the first hour and £5 per hour after that. The number of hours you would like them for must be stated when booking and paid for upfront, there will be no refund if they are brought back earlier.
Rowing Boat is £50 for a 3 hours hire and £75 for 6 hours hire.
All the equipment is included in the price; boat, paddles, buoyancy aids. Payment can be made by BACs (Bank Transfer) or Cash - we do not have a card machine.
You can choose a morning, afternoon or evening hire time. 6 hour hires can only be taken from a morning or afternoon slot.
Morning hires are from 9:30am, 9:45am, 10:00am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am and 11:00am.
Afternoon hires are from 1:00pm, 1:15pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 2:00pm, 2:15pm and 2:30pm
Evening hires are from 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:00pm, 5:15pm and 5:30pm
Please indicate whether you would prefer a morning, afternoon or evening hire when you contact us to book and we can then offer you what times are available.
We are currently working on an online booking system for the boat hire but it is not quite ready yet! Please can you send a WhatsApp message to 07948 552128 (Jodi) with what you might like to hire the requested date and time you would like to hire, your full name, address and whether you agree to the Hire Terms and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that messages may not be instantly responded to as we are quite often helping people on and off the hire boats but we will respond as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience.
We are located in Geldeston, Norfolk. This is where you hire your boats from and is where you paddle from. We are separate to the Geldeston marina (Rowan Craft) and are located on Station Road by The Geldeston Locks pub Lane but not down it.
Our address is:
The Boat Shed
The Boat ShedStation RoadGeldestonNorfolkNR34 0HSEnglandTel. 01508 518638
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