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Canoe Hire

£40 for Full Day hire / £30 for a Half day hire


By using a canoe, you are close to nature, travelling at a pace that allows you to see all the wildlife, look at the sights and have a wonderful adventure on the way.  This is a perfect adventure for families, couples, Groups, Stag groups, Hen groups, Corporate team building etc etc  We haven't found many people who dont love the journey.

Starting at the Royal international Pavillion, travel upstream for about an hour and see the world famous horseshoe falls, and pop into the chain bridge hotel for a coffee and cake. Or travel downstream, passing the Llangollen horse drawn barges, down over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct world heritage site.  Past Lime Kilns and through tunnels till you arrive here at the boat house. Just past us there is the Chirk Tunnel 421 metres long and pitch black, followed by the Chirk aqueduct.


Available on any day of the week.  

For a 2 person Canoe - Anytime of the year - includes all necessary kit, insurance and a free days parking here on site.


There is nothing better than jumping into a canoe and journeying down the Llangollen canal.  Having an adventure at your own pace.  Enjoy the  wonderful sights, amazing Aqueducts, Long tunnels, awesome wildlife and great food available.


For an extra £10 we can also arrange to drop you off at Llangollen, allowing you to explore the llangollen canal up to the horseshoe falls then journey back down the canal to us here at the marina at Chirk.


Also we have hot showers (if needed afterwards ) and then you can go upstairs to eat and drink in the our wonderful onsite boathouse bar & restaurant. 

Why Canoe hire on the Llangollen canal?


  • Have a look at the other popular activies we can offer you 


  • We can even sort you accomodation too


  • Evening meals available too!! 

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Why Not make a weekend of It?...

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Alternatively, why not explore the Chirk end of the Llangollen Canal. Park your car in our onsite free car parking. Then launch directly from our center onto the Llangollen canal.


Head down stream straight through the Chirk tunnel and then you are accross the chirk Aqueduct.  This is a stunning aquaduct with the Viaduct right next door to it.


This is a fantastic short half day paddle, as you can stop at the poachers pocket, have a nice cup of coffee and the head back up stream to us, ready to get changed and have fantastic food in our restaurant.

Long Route - Approx 18 KM (needs a full day hire)

We drop you off at Llangollen. You head upstream 3km to horshoe falls and then turn round and travel over both aqueducts. Turn round after Chirk aqueduct and return 1km back to our marina.

Suggested Hire Journeys

Medium Route - Approx 12 KM (needs a full day hire)

We drop you off at Llangollen. You head downstream going over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, through the short tunnel and arrive at our marina

Short Route - Approx 7 KM (can be done in a half day)

We drop you off about 45 mins paddling away from the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and you then make your way back to us, over the aqueduct and through one tunnel.

Paddle About - you decide the distance (available for just an hour if 3 boats or more)

You launch direct from our centre, and paddle either direction as far as you want. In half a day it is possible to get one of the aqueducts and both tunnels in.

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Medium Route - You decide the distance and time

Launch from our site, and explore up and down the canal, take in both aquecducts and tunnels.  A perfect hassle free adventure