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Boat Hire

Boat hire

Weekends until 1st October, 11am-5pm

A perfect activity for families and friends to enjoy on hot sunny days on the water. Hire kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for an entertaining, challenging or relaxing experience. Our sailing dinghies can also be hired out for those with previous experience.  


Boats available to hire

  • Open canoes (maximum 4 people per boat)
  • Kayaks (maximum 1 person per boat)
  • Sit-on kayaks (maximum 1 person per boat)
  • Tandem kayaks (maximum 2 people per boat)
  • Stand up paddleboards (maximum 1 person per boat)
  • Sailing dinghies (maximum 4 people per boat: Previous experience required)
  • Pedalos (maximum 5 people per boat)

Boat hire prices  

Open canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and pedalos

  • £6 per person per half hour, includes paddle and lifejacket

Sailing dinghies

  • Single handed £15 per hour

  • Double handed £22 per hour

  • Includes buoyancy aid and helmet

We don't accept pre-bookings for boat hire, just turn up on the day. Generally during our busiest periods the maximum wait for a specific boat will be around 30 minutes.


Boat hire opening times

Pay and play boat hire is open weekends and Wokingham school holidays from 11am to 5pm. Last hire is at 4.30pm. The last day of the season is the 1st October 2017.


Twilight club

We're open late every Wednesday up to and including 27th September for boat hire & open water swimming. Come along and take out any of the boats. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at twilight and see if you can catch one of Dinton's famous sunsets. We will provide the barbeque, all you need to do is bring the food. Suitable for ages 2+

  • 6pm to 8pm

  • £12 per person per 2 hour session. 

Bring your own boat

You can launch your own non-powered craft or model boats onto the lake for £15 per day per boat during our operating hours (PDF document).


Inflatable craft will need to have at least two sponsons and everyone on the water needs to be wearing a buoyancy aid or lifejacket. Paddleboard users can use a leash instead.


If you are launching your boat regularly, or wish to launch outside our operating hours, you may wish to sign up as a member for free launching. You can find out more on our membership page.


Parental supervision

Children under 8 years old need to be supervised on the water by a parent or guardian. Between 8 and 16 years old, parents or guardians may supervise children from the shore. Parents and guardians need to be present to register 16 to 18 year olds before they go on the water, but otherwise do not need to supervise them.


Affordable fun

Activity centre members receive 10% off our pay and play boat hire. Visit our membership page to find out more. CAN (Children with Additional Needs) card holders get 10% off our pay and play boat hire. This covers one carer per CAN card holder only and is subject to availability.