Our excellent hire fleet includes a range of over 100 good quality and well maintained kayaks, canoes, rowing boats, sailing dinghies, stand up paddle boards and windsurfers. Whatever your age or ability, you can be sure to find something to suit. Please note: we do advise that you reserve your craft during busier times of the year.

Derwent Water is a great lake to explore by boat, offering fantastic  views in every direction.

  • Why not take a picnic and explore one of the islands?
  • We offer tuition for all the activities and can arrange guided trips around the lake.
  • Hire is available from 9 am and all craft must be returned by 5 pm.

All prices below are per boat

All prices below are per boat

1 Hour2 Hours3 Hours (Discounted Rate)
Laser 16£30£58£75
Laser 1 & Pico£20£38£50
Canadian Canoe£15£26£32
Double Kayak£15£26£32
Row Boat£15£26£32
Sit-on Kayak£10£17£22
Paddle board£10£17£22

Hire COVID-19 measures

You must not come to site if you are showing any signs of COVID-19

It is essential that you follow government guidelines & maintain a social distance of 2 meters from others not in your household bubble.

All hire must be booked in advance by phone on 01768772912

You may cancel bookings up to 7 days in advance after that no monies will be refunded. If we need to cancel for any reason all monies paid will be refunded. To cancel please email us.

Maximum group size in any booking 6 people or two households.

We are unable to offer wetsuits or spray tops at this time – new or ex hire wetsuits available to buy   call for sizes and availability.

The changing rooms are not available but there are toilets on site. We will not have any refreshments available, but they can be purchased at the Chalet Café in Portinscale

All craft, paddles and buoyancy aids will be sprayed with disinfectant between uses.

On arrival follow signs for hire & wait for instructions from staff member. Please arrive 20 minutes before your hire.

Please note parking & site use is only available for the duration of your hire & the gate will be locked at 5 30 pm.

Prices include: Parking, toilets,  and buoyancy aids.

You must be over 16 or accompanied by an adult to hire a boat.  Photo identification or other security may be required.  Please take the time to read our conditions of hire, available at reception and in our Downloads section.

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