Kayak Hire and Canoe Hire Sonning
Canoe Hire Sonning. Sonning village is at a crossing point of the River Thames where the narrow arched Sonning Bridge on the B478 crosses the river to the hamlet of Sonning Eye on the Oxfordshire bank. Just upstream of the bridge is Sonning Lock.
Launch and Landing Points
The launch/landing point in Sonning is just below Sonning Lock.
Don’t forget we also have the capability to provide canoe or kayak hire from any of our other landing points on the River Thames.
Getting through the Locks
You can either paddle through the locks or get out and carry your boats around. We would suggest that you paddle through the locks when the lock keeper is on duty and portage if the lock is unmanned.
When you are carrying your boats be sure to lift carefully and try not to scrape the bottoms of the boats along the ground if you can help it!
Paddling on the river Thames
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All bookings need to fill out the form in the top right corner of this page for us to get right back to you with availability and pricing. If you just have a quick question however, call us direct on 01432 264 807.
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- Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
- Buoyancy aids
- Waterproof drybag
- River map
- Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off.
Please note: transport is not included on the upper-middle Thames so if you need to be taken back to your start location then contact us for a price.
Kayak Hire & Canoe Hire Sonning – recommended routes
For a short day’s hire, paddling the 6 miles from Sonning to Henley is a good option for all the family!