Paddle Derwentwater Tours

Paddle Derwentwater Tours

Give us a call to organise a bespoked tour for yourself, friends, family or a group.
We will meet your specific needs and interests, be it a little coaching, environment, geology or history.

What are Paddle Derwentwater Tours?

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler our Guided Tours offer a great way to get out on the water, 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 tour guides, who are passionate about sharing their love of paddlesport and local knowledge. A tour is typically on the water for two hours. Ratio of one guide to a maximum of 8 (minimum 2) so that you can get the most from the experience.

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We have a British Canoeing Quality Mark  for Guided Activities

Paddle Derwentwater Tours – description

This is our revamped Go Canoeing – Keswick Lake and Crack 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.

For those with a little more skill and stamina a longer tour can 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 to 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.


Tour Details Prerequisites
CANOE You will share a canoe or a rafted canoe dependent on the conditions and abilities of those partaking None
KAYAK 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
SUP We have a range of SUP available including individual or our “Monster” which you can share with the other participants Have basic skills on board
VOYAGEUR You will share our handcrafted Voyageur with the other participants None

The distance will be between 2 and 6 miles.
The duration of the tour will meet your requirements.
Price on application.

Tours can be in Canoe, Kayak, SUP or Voyager, each individual tour will be craft specific.
See events for any pre programmed tours.

A paddle & buoyancy aid will be provided on each tour.
Start time of the tour is by arrangement. We can accommodate unaccompanied children.
If you 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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