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Iken Canoe offers Canadian canoe, sit-on-top kayak and paddleboard hire, as well as Cornish Shrimper sailing boat charter on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary, a few miles up river from the coastal town of Aldeburgh.

Use of equipment can be arranged for up to 2 hours hire. All craft are suitable for a wide range of skill levels and are ideal for couples, groups or family outings.

Buoyancy aids, paddles and dry bags are all included. Iken Canoe will also provide you with a full safety briefing, a map and suggestions as to where you might explore while on the river.

Iken Canoe is now closed for the 2021 season. If you need any further information that you cannot find on the website, please do get in touch via the 'Contact/Find' page on the menu.

Please note: People cannot launch their own canoes, kayaks or paddleboards from Iken Canoe's pontoon, whether they are hiring from us or not, due to insurance. Iken Cliff is a restricted location for self canoe/kayak/SUP launch due to inaccessibility across the mudflats to the water, when the tide is lower, and private foreshore.

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