During the Summer we will be taking the demo fleet to Alderford Lake, just outside Whitchurch. Here you can experience the pleasure of paddling an Apache canoe for an hour in the safety of this beautiful lake. Buoyancy aids and paddles to fit all sizes will be provided and afterwards you can enjoy refreshments in the licensed cafe.
The cost of hire is £15 per hour.
Dates for our visits will be published on the calendar, on the button below, however, if the weather is awful we may think better of it.
Tilstock, Whitchurch. SY13 3JQ
We offer a hire experience like no other. Rather than trying canoeing in the traditional, heavy polyethylene craft normally offered by hire companies, you have the opportunity to experience an Apache canoe for your own adventure. To see what it’s like living with it for a day, a weekend or even a week. These are built to the same standards as the canoes we sell and will enable you to really work out if you’ve made the right choice.
What’s more, if you buy an Apache canoe following your full week trip, we will supply buoyancy bags free of charge.
Hiring multiple boats, for your friends to come too, is also possible, although suitable experience for the type of trip you are planning will be required. If you simply want to paddle for the day on a canal, lake or easy river, then a guide may accompany you if you are all complete novices.
Hire Charges (Day / Weekend / Week)
Classic models £50 / £75 / £200
Expedition models £80 / £120 / £320
Paddles. No charge
Buoyancy Aids £5 / £8 / £20
Barrels No charge
Roof Rack for 4 door car £5 / £8 / £20
Roof Rack for roof rails £5 / £8 / £20
Delivery can be arranged for your hire at a cost of 50p per mile from postcode CH47, minus the first 20 miles, which are free. If you are travelling for several days, we will drop you at your start point and collect you at the finish, and even shuttle you back to your car.
Of course, you are welcome to collect the canoe yourself from Wirral.
Canoes in the hire fleet at the moment are:
Periodically, we will sell the hire boats, so if you fall in love with the canoe you hired and would like to jump the build queue, then this may be possible too.
To arrange to hire one more of our canoes for a day, a weekend or even more, do give us a call.
We want all our customers to enjoy paddling Apache canoes and this also includes coming home safely! If you are new to paddling, or even if you just feel like having a look at a great refresher on safety on or around water, we can certainly recommend this course which has been made freely available by West Mercia Search and Rescue.
It will take about 30 minutes and if you complete it they will send you a certificate. Remember, when you go on the water you will responsible for your own safety and it's nice to be able to spot when someone else might need a hand.