Go Canoeing


For the first time this year we are running a range of tours for you to try.
Either book onto a programmed tour or call us to organise a tour for yourself or group.

What are Go Canoeing Guided Tours?

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler our Guided Tours offer a great way to get out on the water, meet like-minded people, escape the daily grind on an adventure or simply spend some time leisurely exploring Derwentwater.

Each tour is led by one of our specially trained Go Canoeing Tour Guides, who are passionate about sharing their love of canoeing and local knowledge. A tour is typically on the water for two hours and groups are kept small so that you can get the most from the experience.

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We are an official Go Canoeing Guided Tour Provider as promoted by British Canoeing.

Keswick Lake and Crack Tours

Cumbrian’s refer to Derwentwater as Keswick Lake – Crack is gossip.

2-hour tour

For those who wish to explore and hear a little of the story of the Lake. On your guided tour of Derwentwater you will explore the quiet southern half and secluded bays with the varied plant and wild life, steeped in history. See the beautiful scenery from a new perspective with photo opportunities for the magnificent Borrowdale valley with the Jaws of Borrowdale and in the background the Scar Fell range. All this a good dollop of fun.

5-hour tour

For those with a little more skill and stamina this tour will show you all that Derwentwater has to offer exploring more of the lake. Make sure you bring your picnic and hopefully you will make it to an island and along the way you will have time see the sites, learn a little of the history and spot some of the open air sculptures.

Derwentwater is a large piece of open water which has the feel of a wild area but is generally sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Our qualified guides will make it accessible to all. The route of the tour is flexible to take into account the conditions on the day. There is always the back up of our powered safety craft.

Derwentwater for the inquisitive.


CANOE Prerequisites 2016 Date Distance Period Cost per person
You will share a canoe or a rafted canoe dependent on the conditions and abilities of those partaking None 26 Mar 3 miles 2 hrs £30
28 May 6 miles 5 hrs £55
Kayak Prerequisites 2016 Date Distance Period Cost per person
 A variety of kayaks are offered for this tour. To suit all sizes and abilities, single or double touring kayaks or sea kayaks Have been in a kayak before 01 Apr 3 miles 2 hrs £30
30 Apr 6 miles 5 hrs £55
SUP Prerequisites 2016 Date Distance Period Cost per person
We have a range of SUP available including individual or our “Whopper” which you can share with the other participants Have basic skills on board 25 Mar 3 miles 2 hrs £30
Voyager Prerequisites 2016 Date Distance Period Cost per person
You will share our handcrafted Voyager with the other participants None 28 Mar 3 miles 2 hrs £30
2 Jun 3 miles 2 hrs £30

A paddle & buoyancy aid will be provided on each tour.
All programmed tours start at 10am and are for adults and family groups.
Unaccompanied children can be accommodated at a separate time.
Don’t have the prerequisites – coaching and training can be offered by Platty +, separate to this tour.
If you are providing your own equipment, we will check the integrity before your use on the tour. It must be clean and dry and inspected to ensure there is no risk to the biosecurity of Derwentwater.
Minimum of 2 people are required for each tour to run.

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