Sailing Boat Hire

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

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

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 & 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 have 1 person sit-on kayaks (as seen on the right of this page) and we operate on ‘first come first served’ basis, we do not take advance bookings for canoes or kayaks.

Canoeing 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.

“…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

The Centre is open for hire 7 days a week from the 15th March til 15th November, 10am – 5pm. Last boat out at 4pm to be back for 5pm.

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

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