Half Day Trips
We are able to start and finish our trips from many places along the waterways in and around Somerset however regularly operate along the Bridgwater and Taunton canal due to the scenery, history, facilities and distance of routes.
Along the trips you will see a wide variety of wildlife which could include swans, ducks, kingfishers and maybe even otters!
If you are interested in different start or finish points, would like to canoe shorter or longer distances or maybe even try a different canal or river please contact us.
Our half day trips run twice a day and are roughly 4/5 miles in length
Morning – Departing 9am and returning at 12pm approx Afternoon – Departing at 1pm and returning at 4pm approx.
Maunsel Lock to Standards Lock + Return
Our most popular trip starts at the Canal Centre at Lower Maunsel Lock and travels north towards Bridgwater.
In our opinion this is one of the most picturesque sections of the canal and can be completed by almost everyone.
We Travel to Standards Lock before taking a well earned rest and heading back to the Canal Centre.
Bridgwater Docks to Wide Water + Return
This trip starts at the historic Bridgwater Docks which has been a working docks since 1841.
This trip then takes you along some of the most historic sections of the canal and soon after leaving the dock area you pass through the historic cuttings.
This trip continues to Wide Water by the Boat and Anchor Inn before returning via Canoe to the Docks
All of the canoeing trips are designed to not be too physically demanding; however you need to have the ability to paddle for the duration of the activity. As we allow for regular rests generally speaking if you can walk 100m you will be fine.
In canoes you are only likely to get spray from the paddles so do not need to bring any specific items with you. All that is required is outdoor clothing you don’t mind potentially getting wet and secure closed toe footwear. We will provide you with a buoyancy aid, paddle and canoe which is all you require. If however you would like to bring extra items with you then you can at your own risk.
There is no upper age limit as long as the individual has the ability to use the paddle, we have taken out many older people who have wanted to join us and encourage everyone to give it a go!
As our morning trip returns before lunch and the afternoon trip departs after lunch you are not required to bring any food however if you want to bring something light to eat or drink you are welcome.
There is certainly no upper age limit, as long as the individual has the ability to use the paddle. We have taken out many older people who have wanted to join us and encourage everyone to give it a go!
The lower age limit is determined by the size of the individual as every participant must fit safely in a buoyancy aid. As we have junior sized buoyancy aids this is possible for most over 3 years of age, if unsure please contact us.
Yes! We only use qualified British Canoe Union Coaches who know the area of operation and have insurance just in case.
Yes we can, please get in contact with the event you have in mind/distance you would like to paddle and we will be pleased to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements.
Please contact us to discuss your query.