Saddles and Paddles

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

Tel: 01392 424241

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Saddles and Paddles

About

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Very Good
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  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • David W
    Milford Haven, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Give it a go.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th August 2018
    Close to the city centre (5-10 mins walk) on the pedestrianised banks of the river. Our family party of 7 ranged from 3 - 63 yrs in age. The shop staff were very friendly and fitted us out with... Read full review
  • Donna D
    Cambridge
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent!!!!!!!, perfect day out on bikes
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 1st September 2018
    We hired two bikes and two tagalongs in advance so they were ready for us on the day and the service was brilliant. Very friendly and helpful staff. The bikes were good and route (route 2 Exeter to... Read full review
  • Sarah P
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great afternoon
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th September 2018
    Rented a canoe for 3 hours. Felt it was a bit pricey to rent out but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed canoeing down the canal to double locks. Perfect amount of time to stop for lunch and drinks and... Read full review

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7

Catering

  • 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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