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Iken Canoe offers Canadian canoe hire 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 open for weekends only in April, May and June, every day in July and August, and weekends only in September.

Please note that, due to on-going planning restrictions, currently we can only offer a limited number of Canadian canoes for hire. We cannot offer kayaks, paddleboards, Katakanus or sailing boat charter at the moment.

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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