River based canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire near Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe and kayak hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast.
We hire out canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) for people to explore this wonderful stretch of river at their leisure. Discover creeks and flood waters, or gently glide with the tide at low water and get up close to seals basking on the mud banks as well as observing a multitude of different wading birds.
Use of our equipment can be arranged from a short hire of 1 hour or more on a SUP, and 2 or 4 hours in a canoe or kayak. All craft are suitable for a wide range of skill levels and ideal for couples, groups or family outings.
Iken Canoe is open in May and June (weekends only), July and August (every day) and September (weekends only once the school term starts). Typical opening times are 9am-5.30pm and all subject to weather permitting.
Corporate bookings can take place on weekdays throughout the season.
Seals are often seen close up by our paddlers
throughout the season.