At our location by the beautiful River Nene at Oundle Wharf, Northamptonshire we have canoes, kayaks and inflatables available for hire. We have a wide range of boats to suit different ages and levels of ability, from open 4-man canoes suitable for families to single kayaks for individuals.
Boats can be hired by the hour or by the day for longer trips. You could go for a leisurely paddle for an hour followed by lunch at our neighbour the Tap and Kitchen or make a day of it and paddle up the Nene towards Wadenhoe or Fotheringhay for a picnic on the banks of the river.
All life jackets and equipment are provided and the staff at Nene Extreme Adventures will ensure that you are happily and safely installed in your canoes before sending you off.
Canoes can be booked in advance or hired on the day.
We are also happy to arrange bespoke packages for your group, where the canoes can be dropped off and collected at other points along the river. Please contact us with any enquiries.
Single kayaks are £10 per hour or £50 for a full day
Open canoes are £20 per boat per hour or £90 for a full day
We also offer a try and buy service. If you try one of our canoes or kayaks and then decide you would like to buy one, we will take the cost of hire off the purchase price of a new boat (terms and conditions apply, please ask when hiring)
Dates and times
Boats will be available from the BankHoliday weekend Saturday 5th May to September/October, depending on the weather.
Winter – November to April
Our premises at Oundle Wharf are closed during the winter. If you would like to book a trip or party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer – May to October
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm for pre-booked activities only.
May Half term:
Monday 28th of May – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 29th 10.00am – 5.00pm for pre-booked activities only.
Wednesday 30th closed
Thursday 31st and Friday the 1st of June – 10.00am – 5.00pm for pre-booked activities only.
Saturday and Sunday – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Please note that although we are open at weekends and over the school holidays, we do a lot of work in schools so cannot guarentee to be open Monday to Friday during Term Time unless you’ve booked in advance of course.
If you are booking in advance we’ll adjust our times to suit you.
Canoe and Kayak training
For youth groups, schools and colleges we can provide canoe and kayak instructors for taster days or for a series of sessions. For younger groups we can offer the British Canoeing Paddle Power qualifications and for older groups British Canoeing Star Awards. Please get in touch with your requirements and we would be happy to put together a program for you.