Canoeing & kayaking holidays,
paddling on inland waterways, rivers, lakes & canals


uk flagAlpine Elements

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Alpine activity holidays in the French Alps, with canoe, kayak and paddleboard options. The included Active Pack gets a free session with addition paid sessions available; or, better still, the Tignes Sportignes Multi Activity pack gives unlimited free sessions all week. Alpine hotel or chalet accommodation. Discounts for groups of six or more.

| watersport multi-activity | canoe/kayak | white water rafting | day sailing | wakeboarding | swimming | mountain biking | via ferrata | climbing/scrambling | canyoning/gorge walking | walk/trek/hike | Europe |


uk flagCanoeNI

based: Belfast, N Ireland, UK

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Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland presents Canoe NI, guided canoe trips in Northern Ireland; discover the North Irish canoe trails with a qualified instructor. One, two and three-day trips plus bushcraft and environmental canoe holidays.

| canoe/kayak | N Ireland |


uk flagEurocamp five star Featured Site

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Eurocamp Logo Eurocamp offers a great range of canoeing and kayaking locations in France, Italy, Austria, Croatia and Germany. Select from parcs with private lakes, seaside locations or rivers nearby. Paddle Lake Garda or the Gorges du Verdon; or take a organised canoe trip at parcs such as Le Moulin de Paulhiac, Dordogne.

| canoe/kayak | France | Europe |


uk flagExplore

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A range of canoeing holidays or adventure trips with a strong canoeing element from an adventure tour specialist. Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids/life-jackets, training, safety briefing and qualified local guides supplied. Worldwide destinations include: Spain, Poland, India, Peru, Tanzania, Guyana, Bolivia ...

| walk/trek/hike | watersport multi-activity | canoe/kayak | white water rafting | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |


Naturellement Français

based: Occitanie–Languedoc, France
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Get immersed in the French language and culture with a combination of tailor-made French courses and multi-activities. Choose the program that fits your professional and personal needs. While your French teacher accompanies you, taste French gastronomy, go hiking or horse-riding in the Mediterranean landscape, canoe on the lagoon, meet locals ...

| French language | tailor made | escorted tours | multi-activity | team building | cookery | wine | walk/trek/hike | horse/pony trekking | canoe/kayak| France |


uk flagRiver Strokes Kayak School

based: Wales, UK

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River and white water kayaking holidays and courses in Wales, also white water kayaking holidays in New Zealand. Offering weekend and five-day courses in kayaking river skills for intermediate and experienced paddlers as well as beginner and intro courses.

| canoe/kayak | Wales | New Zealand |


Scandinavian Kayaking Adventures

based: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Scandinavian Kayaking Adventures are based in Gothenburg, the gateway to the Bohuslän Coast and are dedicated to providing fun, all-inclusive, multi-day sea kayaking experiences suitable for everybody; groups, stag/hen parties and solo travelers. They handle all the practicalities of a trip, including local transport, kayak hire, camping and cooking equipment.

| canoe/kayak | sea kayaking/canoeing | groups | singles | stag/hen | team building | Sweden |


uk flagTourRadar five star Featured Site

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Tourradar logoTourRadar showcase a worldwide selection of canoe and kayak holidays, offered by a wide range of suppliers. This includes river and lake paddling tours in destinations such as: Canada, Scotland, Iceland, Portugal, Australia and Laos.

| sea kayaking/canoeing | canoe/kayak | UK | Worldwide |



based: Bucharest, Romania & Tel Aviv, Israel

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Making activity-driven vacations simple, UpTrek provides some of the world's most interesting and highly rated vacation packages and offers a discovery and booking platform that brings excitement and simplicity back to travel. Choose from hundreds of unique travel experiences and book online easily and instantaneously.

| working/volunteer | photographic | cookery | gastronomic | yoga | weight loss | fitness | detoxification | canoe/kayak | diving/snorkelling | mountain biking | Worldwide |


uk flagWilderness Scotland five star Featured Site

based: Scotland, UK

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open canoesOffering a range of open canoeing, kayaking and sea kayak holidays in central and northern Scotland. Kayak and canoe tours include loch and river trips for beginner and intermediate paddlers and open canoe descents of the River Spey.

| sea kayaking/canoeing | canoe/kayak | Scotland |


Canoe Safaris

based: Ohakune, North Island, New Zealand

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River holidays for people with no, or limited, canoeing experience. Guided canoe and kayaking trips in New Zealand for all ages.

| canoe/kayak | New Zealand |


uk flagWinding River Canoe

based: Devon, UK

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Guided canoe trips in beautiful locations; offering guided canoeing trips on the River Dart in South Devon and the River Wye in Herefordshire/Welsh borders.

| canoe/kayak | England | Wales |






Kayaking and canoeing holidays; this section lists canoe and kayak tours and vacations on inland waterways, rivers, lakes and canal; paddling trips on flat or white water in the UK and Worldwide.


Covering trips by open canoe (sometimes described as Canadian canoe in the UK!), or by river or white water kayak. These might be guided or self-guided trips, including packages where canoe equipment (boat, paddles, buoyancy aid/life jacket and, where appropriate, spray deck and helmet etc) are supplied, and where the logistics of the trip (e.g. maps, boat carriage to put-in, take-out points etc.) are dealt with as part of the package. Also canoe holidays from a fixed base, be it camping, B&B, hostel, activity centre or hotel.


Expand your options by also looking at our dedicated sea kayaking holidays section here».


The terms kayaking and canoeing are often misused or confused, what are the differences? See our definition here».