Saddles and Paddles

4 Kings Wharf, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Tel: 01392 424241

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Saddles and Paddles


Saddles & Paddles offers bike, canoe and kayak hire for all the family, from Exeter Quay. We are also a fully functioning bike shop, for sales, accessories and repairs. Located on Exeter’s historic quayside, we are just a 5 minute walk from the city centre.

The shop is easy to reach by foot, bike or by public transport. You can park nearby at the Cathedral & Quay car park or use Exeter’s Park & Ride services.

Canoe, kayak or cycle down the canal, with two pubs en route (Double Locks & Turf Locks)
Range of bikes (inc trailers, child seats & tag-alongs for families, as well as electric bikes) to explore Exeter and the Exe Estuary Trail – a traffic-free leisure route from Exeter to Exmouth & Dawlish.
Hire by the hour, half day, whole day or longer.
Try-before-you-buy service, to allow families to go for a test ride before buying bikes or equipment. Get a refund of the hire cost off the purchase price.

Open 7 days a week, 9am - 6pm (closed on Wednesdays between October and April). All boat users must be able to swim 25m unaided. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Per Hour£6.00 per ticket
Child Per Hour£5.00 per ticket
Family Per Half Day£30.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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    • Accept Children over 7


    • Restaurant - A selection of restaurants and cafes are situated on the Historic Quay.

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children

    Key Features

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge) - Please park in Cathedral & Quay car park.

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed towards children
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    Saddles and Paddles (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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