Canoe and Kayak Hire in Newtownards

Looking for a new place to canoe? The island-studded sea Lough is the largest inlet in the UK and Ireland covering 80 square nautical miles. It is approached from the Irish Sea through the (5 Nautical mile) fast-running tidal narrows which open out into more gentle waters, there’s no better way to see the sights than on a kayak or canoe, you can hire an Open Canoe or a Sit on Top Kayak for a half-day (3 hours), full-day (6 hours) or multi-day trip.

Where can I hire a canoe in Newtownards ?

Located on the Strangford lough is the Strangford Lough Activity Centre they offer hire options for both kayak and canoes!

The Strangford Lough Canoe Trail is a waymarked canoe trail showing access points, tidal information, and camping areas of the largest sea inlet in the British isles covering 80 square nautical miles, You can hire any watercraft for a date that suits you using the options below. Buoyancy aids and paddle included.  For large group booking, you must contact them via email,

  • One person kayak hire from £25
  • Double kayak hire from £40
  • Canoe hire from £40
  • Hire duration of 3 hours
  • All safety equipment provided



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