Independent Kayak Hire on the
beautiful River Fowey in Cornwall

From May 28th (Whitsun) to Mid September

Book now on 01726 833019 or 01726 833627


Make an online booking at the Cornish Riviera Box Office

Your day on the river

Now you can travel independently for several miles of the Fowey River enjoying the fabulous scenery and wildlife from a kayak.
The Fowey river is surrounded by wooded slopes and water meadows mostly owned by the National Trust, with nature reserves, salt marsh and bird sanctuaries on either side. The whole area is teeming with Herons, Wildfowl, Cormorants, and even Kingfishers, and, quietly gliding by, you can get closer to them than you have ever been.

However, this activity is designed for experienced canoeists or kayakers! For independent hire you must be experienced and at least one of your group must be over eighteen years of age.

If you are new to kayaking or inexperienced you should join one of our accompanied canoe expeditions – Fowey River Expeditions on the same telephone number.

Hire by the day, half day or hour

All kayaks come with tide briefing, safety information, buoyancy aids, seat rests and paddles.

Full Day Kayak Hire

Collect after 09:00
Return between 16.30 and 17.00

Single Double
£ 25 £ 40

Half Day Kayak Hire

Collect after 09:00 or at 13:00
Return 12.30-13.30 or 16.00-17.30

Single Double
£ 20 £ 32

One Hour Kayak Hire

Between 10:00 and 12:00
No booking required

Single Double
£ 10 £ 15

How to book and pay

We recommend you call in advance to reserve your kayak. In most cases it’s easiest to call us on 01726 833019 (or 01726 833627). If you don’t get an answer you can leave your details on the answerphone. We also ask that you call us if you can’t make your booking.

When making a booking have your information to hand:


Your name.


The day and time you are arriving.


How many canoes (singles and doubles) are required.


A contact number (if possible).

Payment options:

You can pay with cash.


We accept cheques.

Be sure to bring your cheque guarantee card!

We do not have credit card facilities.

If you wish to pay by credit card in advance you can book online with the Cornish Riviera Box Office.
In all cases we request you bring photo identification so we can expedite the hire facilities being provided.

Book now on 01726 833019 or 01726 833627

Make an online booking at the Cornish Riviera Box Office
Fowey Kayak Hire
49 Fore Street
Cornwall PL23 1AH
Tel. 01726 833627
Alternative Tel. 01726 833019

How to find us

Fowey is reached from the A390.

From St. Austell turn right at the roundabout signposted Par and Fowey.

From Lostwithiel turn left after one mile signposted Fowey.

Park in the main car park and walk downhill to the Albert Quay in the centre of Fore Street, Fowey.

Our canoe hire boatyard faces the quay.