Tiverton Canal Co offers a range of hire boats available hourly, which include Rowing Boats and Canadian Canoes, The Grand Western Canal supports a rich and vibrant variety of wildlife and interesting things to see. All the hire boats provide a great opportunity for you to get close to nature and explore and canal at your own pace.
Boats available for hire include . . .
Have Fun! seeing the Canal in our New
Rowing Boats for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people . . (Max 4 people). Fun for all the Family!
For the explorer in you, hire a Canadian Canoe, with a faster pace you can also see more of the canal and wildlife. maximum seating for 2 persons*
Rowing boats and Canadian canoes are unavailable for pre-booking but with 12 x or more Rowing Boats and 7 x Canadian Canoes there are generally boats waiting . . .
Grand Western Canal map (length of canal 11.25 miles)
Click on Map to make BIG and for Printing.
For all hires we recommend packing the sun cream and sun hats, or if the weather is changeable pack the macs! It's also best to use the toilet facilities in the basin before leaving on your boat journey. Finally, in the very rare occasion of an emergency, we recommend taking your mobile phone on the boat. Make sure all your private possessions (including your phone) are insured in case something should happen to them. (Waterproof mobile phone covers are also recommend.) A change of clothes is a good precaution, especially with the Canadian canoes (it is extremely rare for people to get wet, but it's better to be prepared)! Our "NEW" 2016 rowing boats are extremely stable. Before or after your higher boat session, the Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar is on hand for food, with a full Bar for hot & cold drinks and Scoop ice cream.
General Conditions & Information for All Hire Boats
Please ignore any infomation referring to "Motor Day Boats" or "Self Drive Boats" as we no longer hire "Motor Boats".
*Subject to weight. Also please note due to safety no children under 3 years in all hire boats
Boat Hire - Ticket Office: 01884 253345
Boats Available: From End of May Bank Hol to September. Only when shop/ticket office is Open. Please note all boats to be returned by 4.30pm.
End of May Bank Holiday & June: Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. 12 noon - 3.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Hols.
July Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. 10.30am - 3.00 pm except Saturdays 12 noon - 3.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Hols.
August: Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10.30am - 3.00pm except Saturdays & Mondays 12 noon - 3.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Hols.
Click Here or on our map to plan your journey. (This can be printed out from PDF)
Video: Canadian Canoes on the Grand Western Canal
- Nigel Robinson
>. We cannot fault this lovely attraction. We hired out a boat for two hours and had a lovely time in bright sunshine - two adults and two teenagers - who all equally enjoyed it. The boat was lovely and clean and we had good instruction on what to do if things were to go wrong, so we felt more than capable should anything happen. We would definitely come again - Nikki M
>. My boyfriend's family and myself went on holiday to Devon; we came across Tiverton Canal Company by chance. We hired a boat for two hours, there was a tutorial carried out to ensure the boat would be used correctly and safety and just general information about the boat. I was quite happy to sit back and relax in the sun looking at the passing scenery whilst the men steered the boat. The family that run this company couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. I would definitely recommend taking the time to go to Tiverton Canal, it's well worth a try! - Natash JT
>. On our recent visit to the canal (16th August) whilst on the boat 'Mole,' we saw three kingfishers. Lovely! How unusual - Maria Percy
>. Hired a boat and spent the day pootling along the Tiverton Canal. Loads of great wildlife to see: moorhens brooding their young, parent swans looking after unhatched eggs, loads of fluffy ducklings, stunning kingfishers and too many beautiful blue dragonflies to count. Apparently the canal was breached in the winter of 2012 by storms, but it's definitely open now. Thanks to Elmo and Carlo for driving - Karen Revel-Chion
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