We are now open for pre-booked Hire!

Booking in advance is currently essential for all hire, availability is indicated on each booking page, follow the links below.

Sailing boats, canoes and kayaks may be hired for any period from an hour to a full day. Safety boat cover is provided. Buoyancy aids are provided and must be worn at all times.

The Centre is open for hire daily from 10am – 5pm until 28th September, and 10am – 5pm Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday) until 15th November.  Last boat out at 4pm to be back for 5pm.

Hire is normally restricted to the (quite extensive) area that is within range of our rescue boat and our field of view. This includes 3 beautiful islands and numerous beaches for exploring and picnics.

(Sorry, no power boats, inflatables or rowing boats are available)

Sailing Boat Hire

We have sailing dinghies for every ability and temperament, and if you hanker after a more traditional approach then try one of our ‘Traditional boats’. These tend to offer a more sedate sail and are ideal for families.

“…Thank you so much to the Sailing Centre and the young lady who quickly and efficiently sent us out on Ullswater in the traditional boat called the Lune Whammel. It was a delightful and easy craft to sail and brought back many happy memories of Lake District sailing very many years ago. I should love to come again and can highly recommend it…” Mikel P

Canoe, Raft & Kayak Hire

The canoes are ‘Canadian’ style open canoes for two or three people. They are made of tough plastic and are easy to paddle. We can raft 2 canoes together, great for extra stability, families with small kids etc. We also have 1 and 2 person sit-on kayaks for the more adventurous who don’t mind getting wet.

“…Had fun on a canoe raft with 2 boys and our dog. Really good value for money we had a fab time. Was pretty windy out and current was strong. We struggled getting back a bit but pleased we made it. Staff were really helpful…” – Gemma H

Please click on the images below for more about our hire boats ↓