Canoeing and Kayaking

Oundle Wharf

At our location by the beautiful River Nene at Oundle Wharf, Northamptonshire we have canoes, kayaks and inflatables and SUPs 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.20160805_151236

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 and SUPs are £10 per hour or £50 for a full day

Open canoes and double kayaks 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 at our Oundle Wharf base from 29th March 2021 to September/October, depending on the weather. Other activities can be booked all year round.


Winter – November to March

Our premises at Oundle Wharf are closed during the winter but we’re still available for other activities. If you would like to book a trip or party, please email

Summer – March to October

Monday 29th March to Sunday 11th April (Easter holidays) we are open 10.00am – 5.00pm for pre-booked activities only.

Monday 12th April to Friday 28th May we are open Thursday to Sunday for pre-booked activities only.

We will be open 7 days a week from 29th May (half term holiday) until the end of August.

Opening times: 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 won’t 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. Please get in touch with your requirements and we would be happy to put together a program for you.