• TTDA - Iken Canoe at sunrise
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Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe hires out Canadian canoes on the stunning upper reaches of the River Alde between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast. 

Use of equipment can be hired for up to 2 hours. All craft are suitable for a wide range of skill levels and are ideal for couples, groups or family outings.

Buoyancy aids, paddles and dry bags are all included. Iken Canoe will also provide you with a full safety briefing, a map and suggestions as to where you might explore while on the river.

We ask all customers to respect the river environment, the wildlife and habitat.

Iken Canoe is open weekends-only in April, May, June, September and October, and every day in July and August (tides and weather permitting).

Cost (for 2hr hire):

Canadian canoe (2 or 3 adults) £40 total. Two adults and two small children (aged 7-11) can also go in one canoe. It is not recommended for one adult on their own with small children as sometimes it can be difficult to make progress against wind and tide in a Canadian canoe.

Some important rules:

Buoyancy aids (provided) must be worn at all times by all customers.

Iken Canoe reserves the right to postpone hire if conditions are unsuitable.

Iken Canoe will not hire craft to under 18s, unless they are accompanied by an adult in the party. Children under the age of  7 years old are not allowed on the river in Iken Canoe's canoes (even when accompanied by an adult).

Iken Canoe recommends that non-swimmers do not hire its equipment.

Iken canoe will not hire to solo paddlers for safety reasons.

Iken Canoe recommends that people do not consume alcohol before or during the hire period.

Attraction name:
Iken Canoe
From £40
Opening Hours:
Dates: April - October. Times: Tide dependent
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