This is one of our “special” boats, hand built by John.
The voyageur is a group canoe which is not only beautiful but streamlined and surprisingly quick.
The voyageur is ideal for parties of up to 8 adults or 10 young people. Experience the magnificent vista offered in the centre of the lake. Great as a team building activity for educational or corporate groups.
If you want to relax a little more we have the option to equip the boat with a quiet electric motor. So if paddling is not your thing you can still get out there. It’s great fun and it’s ideal for groups of all shapes, sizes and abilities.
The boat can be equipped with cushions making it is great for that special event – wedding, birthday or anniversary.
Our experience and knowledge of the lake along with access to safety boats allows us to offer you a range of experiences in most weather conditions. There are no age limits, from babes in arms to great gran and we have all the necessary safety equipment.
Our voyageur canoe is based on the craft used by the French Canadian Voyageurs, paddlers who worked in the fur trade from the 1690 to 1850’s, transporting large quantities of cargo long distances through the Great Lakes and river systems of Canada.
Like all the other Native American canoes these craft where built of a light weight wooden frame covered in birch bark sealed with tar.
Built by us, hand crafted using cedar strips sealed with a lightweight fibreglass and resin to use alongside our canoe groups and for our son’s wedding
KIND WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS & VISITORS
In the car on the way home from our holiday, some days after Platty+, Niamh and Sophie both rated Platty+ as the highlight of our trip and cant wait to come back next year.Russ
We always love going to Plattyplus, its such a perfect part of the world – always a highlight of our trips to the Lakes.Jane McDowell
Established in 1985, Platty+ is a small, friendly, family run water sports business based on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick in the heart of Cumbrias Lake District.
Open 1st March to 31st October for hire. Call us if you require anything outside this period.