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Address: Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1600 890027
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

Based in beautiful Symonds Yat on the banks of the Wye at the 15 century...

Based in beautiful Symonds Yat on the banks of the Wye at the 15 century pub Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Wye Canoes are the Premier Adventure Company in the Wye Valley and provide highly Experienced and Professional Canoe and Kayak Hire, River Guiding, Paddlesport Instruction, Climbing, Caving, Bushcraft, Gorge Walking, Mountain Biking etc. With the best location and the most experienced Instructors we have everything you need for an unforgettable experience for a half day, full day or multi-day trip anywhere along the Wye Valley and both Bunkhouse and B&B accommodation is available. We hold an AALA license for Youth Groups and are an approved BCU Centre and Duke of Edinburgh Activity Provider.

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My daughter and I had a day on the river, what a great day out, parking easy, good briefing and simple admin at the start point. Good safety briefing at start point, then it's off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David B
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried to book a trip with this company at the start of the week having seen the weather forecast rang several times and left 2 messages but nobody answered or retuned my call. In the end decided to try a Hay on Wye company the morning we wanted to go, got through straight away and was on the water... More 

Thank dottied68
Stuart W, Owner at Wye Canoes Ltd, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't manage to get through if it was us you called. We are not anywhere near hay on wye though we are in Symonds Yat which is over an hour away by road, you could have possibly been trying to call Wye Valley Canoes who are near hay on wye in Glasbury, which is not us.... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a day on the river, what a great day out, parking easy, good briefing and simple admin at the start point. Good safety briefing at start point, then it's off downstream..... can be hard going if the wind is against you however all part of the fun. Would recommend and go again

Thank David B
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Many thanks to Ben for a great 3 and a bit hours on (and in for some) the water. Good instruction, good games and a good introduction to the rapids. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our first canoeing experience and definitely not our last. We had all the help and advice we needed beforehand (our favourite being "try not to capsize!"), service was friendly and the trip up the river was beautiful and peaceful. Would highly recommend.

Thank jackelsi
Stuart W, Owner at Wye Canoes Ltd, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trips down the Wye. The kit all seemed good. The canoe is quite heavy for a lone paddler ... I had intermittent assistance from the moody eight year-old. Views and wildlife were fantastic. Only downside was waiting for launch. After being advised to arrive at 08h45 for preparation I eventually learnt that the owner had a... More 

1 Thank R G
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Rented a canoe for the family (2 adults and 2x small children) for half day. Dropped at Kerne bride and paddled down to symmonds yat for about 3 hours. Dealt with by adults upon arrival, full kit provided and fitted correctly, given a full briefing and the service was friendly . We saw 8 kingfishers along the route, from our... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stuart provided us with everything we needed including an excellent Old Town 169 Canadian canoe, life jackets, water tight barrels and his advice and expertise for a brilliant weekend. Highly recommend this relaxed and friendly company!

Thank Jim G
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a lovely relaxing time canoeing the Wye. Staff from Wye Canoe friendly and helpful, all equipment provided was fine. However, logistically they were useless. We had to wait an hour at the start before the boats turned up so we could get on the water, and had to wait nearly two hours at the end of the day before... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I took my daughters (30 & 26) and they loved it....We had a great day... I was expecting it to be good, but it was fantastic. I can highly recommend this wonderful experience. We will be back....Thank you.

Thank Tim W
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Three of us had planned a four day trip down the river Wye but at the last minute one member of the group pulled out with a suspected maldivitus. So there were just two of us who travelled down to Symond's Yat for our pre-arranged meet at 1pm. Unfortunately my companion and driver had little sense of urgency and after... More 

Thank Matt F

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