Canoe Hire Goring

Kayak Hire and Canoe Hire Goring

canoe hire goring

Canoe Hire Goring. Goringon-Thames (or Goring) is a relatively large village and civil parish on the Thames in South Oxfordshire, about 5.5 miles south of Wallingford. It is a great place to start or finish a canoe or kayak trip for all ages and abilities.

Launch and Landing Points

The meet point and launch points will be explained to you once you have booked.

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. For more information on the Thames launch points generally, click here.

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!


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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.

More questions? Check out or FAQ’s page.

What’s included?

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • 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 Goring

For a day trip we would recommend Goring to Reading, which is around 7 miles and 4 hours in a canoe or kayak.

We also have many other day trips including Reading to Henley or Henley to Marlow.