01458 253 555

Now closed for the season
Open again Spring 2019

Langport Boat Hire is situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels on the banks of the beautiful River Parrett.

Discover the secret of Somerset’s charm from a different perspective as you paddle through the ancient town of Langport in search of adventure.

We have a range of vessels to suit everyone – from Canadian style Canoes, double Kayaks, single Kayaks and Pedalos - with an aim to expand our stock as interest grows.

All safety equipment is included in the price, including brief instruction to make sure you get the best out of your experience.

No booking required at weekends.

Opening times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6-8pm Evening Paddle (booking only).
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm (last hire) no booking required.

The Boats

Canadian Style Canoe

Suitable for 2 people. The classic Canadian style canoe. Tracks well, cruises on flat water and is seaworthy enough to handle chop, wind and waves with confidence.

Double Sit-On Kayak (2 people)

Suitable for 2 people. Great for exploring the river together. This kayak is really stable and is great fun.

Single Sit-On Kayak

Suitable for 1 person. Great for exploring the river. This kayak is really stable, is great fun and very manoeuvrable.


Suitable for 2 adults + 2 children at a time. Great family fun on the river.

The River

Nestling in a gentle bend of the River Parrett, the vibrant market town of Langport is a real gem in the Somerset Levels. With a sumptuous selection of cafes, pubs, markets, arts & crafts and Artizan shops there is a real buzz that can be followed on to the rivers and moors. The free parking over most of the town contributes to a genuinely relaxed atmosphere. Langport is a truly unique blend of pastoral tranquility with a friendly and positive feel. While you’re here, why not try out one of the many activities the town has to offer?

If you are early enough, there is always the chance to encounter an Otter on the river and with a thriving abundance of Fauna & Flora, you are spoiled for choice for bird life too. The Great Crane Project has successfully reared and released a large number of Common Cranes over the last few years so sightings are high on the list despite them being absent for over 400 years! Because of the nature of the Levels, the combination of wetlands and pasture land offer superb conditions for King Fisher, Heron, Swans, Barn Owls, Water Voles, Foxes and Badges. A trip on the river is a must for any wildlife enthusiast.

For the keen angler, the River Parrett and it’s smaller tributaries are stocked with every species of fresh water fish. Whether spinning for pike; trotting for Chubb; targeting Roach, Rudd & Bream or stalking the margins for wild River Carp, you are guaranteed a productive day. Take a boat to those hard to reach places to get closer to the action.

Muchelney Abbey to the West of the town is achievable on foot or by boat within an hour. The Viaduct to the east, is also achievable within the hour. Oath Lock can be visited within a half day or all of these beautiful destinations can be explored in a leisurely day.

Whether new to the water or an experienced paddler, taking a boat out on the River Parrett is an ideal way to explore the hidden delights of the Somerset Levels from a different perspective. From sharing family fun to splashing around with friends, hiring a boat from Langport Boat Hire is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of the modern world.


Canadian Style Canoe (2 people)
1 Hour Hire£25.00
Half Day Hire£38.00
Full Day Hire£60.00
Double Sit-On Kayak (2 people)
1 Hour Hire£20.00
Half Day Hire£35.00
Full Day Hire£ 55.00
Single Sit-On Kayak (1 person)
1 Hour Hire£15.00
Half Day Hire£25.00
Full Day Hire£45.00

(Full day hire is only available on week days)

Pedalo (2 adults + 2 children)
1 Hour Hire£15.00
Group Bookings (maximum of 10 people)
Evening paddle (6-8pm)£20.00 pp

Terms & Conditions

Please note that there is no parking on site.
Please use Westover trading estate, Stacey's Court car park or Cocklemoor car park and arrive on foot. See map for details.

All boats are hired at own risk. Personal insurance is not required but advised.
Keys (car/house) and/or a credit/debit card to be handed over to a member of staff during purchase.
These items will be kept safe and handed back when boats are returned.
Life jackets/buoyancy aids are provided at point of hire. It is advised that they be worn at all times.
No children under 8 years old.
Children between 8-15 must be able to swim up to 25 metres and must be accompanied by an adult.
No under 5’s on Pedalos.
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult or disclaimer signed by a parent.

Contact Us

01458 253 555

Langport Boat Hire
Baulks Yard
Bow St
TA10 9PJ

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