Boat hire on the Campsite

Printable documents Boats information and  Boat group information.
Llyn Gwynant campsite is bounded by the lake and river and is ideal for paddling fun. Llyn Gwynant Boat hire operates from a small jetty on the riverside, see our Campsite map for details and is open at Easter and early bank holidays. If the weather is suitable boat hire operates every weekend from June to September and every day during the summer holidays, always depending on the weather. Boat hire is run by a qualified instructor but is a hire service only: instructors are available for group instruction only by prior arrangement. Discounts are offered for groups, see printable document above. Families are welcome. Those who have not paddled before can start in the river to gain confidence, then venture into the lake.

  • Boats are hired by the hour on the campsite  on weekends June to September and every day in the high season if weather is suitable. Groups can hire at other times by arrangement.
  • Instruction is by prior arrangement only for groups of 6 or more, by an AALA registered instructor.
  • Group discounts are offered for 6 or more boats tor for sessions of 2 hours or more, see below.

Note: The water temperature in the river and lake can be much colder than the sea so no jeans are permitted.

Discounts for Groups

Groups are required to book boat hire, and a £50 deposit is required. If you want to book please contact us. Discounts offered to groups are these:

  • For groups of 6 or more people hiring together, we offer a 20% discount for 1 hour, 25% for 2 hours and 30% discount for 3 hours.
  • Half day sessions for 10 people or more may be discounted to just £12 per person, £16 per person if members are inexperienced and an instructor is required.

Standard rates for boat hire

Equipment Charge per hour Comments
Single kayak £6.00 Includes buoyancy aid*
Double kayak £12.00 Includes buoyancy aid*
Canadian canoe £18.00 Includes buoyancy aid, takes 3 adults or 2 adults plus 2 children*
* cags and helmets also available if required.