Devon Boat Hire

Devon Boat Hire

Rowing Boats & Canadian Canoes to hire in Tiverton, Mid Devon

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 the Tiverton Canal at your own pace.

All Boats available only from the end of May Bank Holiday, June, July until the end of August.

Contact Us for information about Boat Hire please contact Jacquie at the Ticket Office on  01884 253345

Boats for hire include:

Rowing Boat Rental

Rowing Boat

Have Fun! seeing the Grand Western Canal in our New Rowing Boats for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people. (Max 4 people). Fun for all the Family!

Hire Canadian Canoes


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 or Canoeing?

Rowing or Canoeing

We just want you to have FUN! on the Canal with a day you will remember. :)

Rowing boats and Canadian canoes are unavailable for pre-booking but with 12 or more Rowing Boats and 7 x Canadian Canoes there are generally boats waiting!

"Had a lovely trip down canal on our hire boat, the Ducks Ditty was lovely too, great day out for all the family, thank you to all the very friendly staff"
Sarah Moulton

Charges & Safety Information

Recommendations for Rowing Boats & Canadian Canoes

For all hires we recommend:

  • sun cream and sun hats,
  • or if the weather is changeable pack the macs!
  • taking your mobile phone on the boat (in the rare event of an emergeny).
  • a change of clothes and a towel is a good precaution, especially with the Canadian Canoes (it is rare for people to get wet, but it's better to be prepared)!

Make sure all your private possessions (including your phone) are insured in case something should happen to them. (Waterproof mobile phone covers are certainly recommended!)

It's also best to use the toilet facilities in the basin before leaving on your boat journey.

Our rowing boats are extremely stable. Before or after your higher boat session, the Ducks Ditty 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 read carefully...

  1. Tiverton Canal Co reserves the right to refuse any hire at any time and will not be held responsible for any losses, incurred.

  2. Required: Photo ID, proof of address and a Security Deposit are required. (Proof of age may also be asked for) (see Hire Charges PDF below)

  3. Prices include: use of life jackets and or buoyancy aids, oars and paddles.

  4. Hirers will be fully responsible to pay Tiverton Canal Co for any Loss or Damage to Boats, life Jackets, buoyancy aids, paddles or oars.

  5. Alcohol is Strictly Not Permitted; anyone who appears to be under the influence of drink or drugs will not be able to use or hire our boats; the final decision is Tiverton Canal Co.

  6. Payment for the period of hire must be made before the commencement of hire.

  7. All hires are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions.

*Subject to weight. Also please note due to safety no children under 3 years in all hire boats

PS. Please ignore any infomation referring to "Motor Day Boats" or "Self Drive Boats"  as we no longer hire "Motor Boats".

Availability & Opening Times

Boats Available when shop/ticket office is open. 
Please note last hire 3pm, all boats to be returned by 4.30pm. 

See our Shop Opening Times and Boat Hire Charges, here (PDF)


From End of May Bank Holiday, June & July: 
Open: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  
Closed Mondays (incl. bank holidays) & Fridays.

Open: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.
Closed: Mondays (incl. bank holidays) 


We do reserve the right to CLOSE the Hire Boats at any time, and due to a number of Health and Safety reasons including Bad Weather, Constant Rain or surveyor Weather Warnings, If the Weather is looking iffy please call us before you travel!

Download Canal Map 

Great Western Canal Map

Click on Map or 
Download the Canal Map (PDF)