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Canoe Shop

Welcome to East Northamptonshire’s CANOE & KAYAK SHOP, based right by the lake at the fabulous Rushden Lakes Retail, Leisure & Tourism destination.

We stock fabulous well-known, proven brands, focusing on quality craft & accessories aimed primarily at flat water paddling, perfect for exploring our local, beautiful, River Nene and beyond.

​Brand New Stock Just In to get you ready for the coming season, including fabulous craft from DAGGER, ISLANDER, AND WILDERNESS SYSTEMS


All are perfect first-time purchases for the novice paddler, whilst also being great upgrades/replacements for those that have some experience in other craft.

And with a great range of buoyancy aids, paddles, portage trolleys, and more, we can help make sure you’re completely ready for your future adventures on the water.

Canoe Shop Opening Times:

Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday - 11.00am to 4.00pm

We’re a friendly bunch down here at The Boathouse, ourselves being a healthy mix of occasional leisure paddlers and qualified canoe/kayak coaches with huge amounts of experience.

We stock a selection of open “Hou” Canadian Canoes, Dagger Kayaks, as well as Sit-On-Tops by Islander and Wilderness Systems, and lots of great kit to go with them. You’ll be able to come and get great advice (if you want it) on the best craft for you.

You’ll also find a great range of Palm buoyancy aids for paddlers, “Baltic” buoyancy aids for boaters, as well as fabulous-looking floatation clothing and even doggy buoyancy aids in a full range of sizes.

Or perhaps treat yourself to a beautiful Grey Owl Wooden Paddle, or incredibly useful Palm Caddy portage trolleys.

Lots more in-store, do come see us soon…

​Current SPRING 2018 Stock shown below - All priced well below recommended retail prices, and we offer 10% off all accessories purchased with any craft of £500 or over.

Pop down to see us and these excellent craft down at The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes. CLICK TO FIND US

Or give us a call on 01933 522 223

Dagger Axis E 10.5 kayak


​Four colours in stock now - Red, Lime, Blaze and Electron (as shown)

Dagger Katana Action kayak


Two Sizes - 9.7 or 10.4

Four colours in stock now - Red, Lime, Electron and Blaze (as shown)

Islander Fiesta kayak


Three Colours in stock now - Aqua/Granite, Lime/Granite and Saffron/Red (as shown)

Islander Calypso Sport sit-on-top


Three Colours in stock now - Aqua/Granite, Saffron/Red and Lime/Granite (as shown)

Islander Paradise II. 2/3 person sit-on-top


Three Colours in stock now - Saffron/Red, Lime/Granite and Aqua/Granite (as shown)

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100


Three Colours in stock now - Mango UK, Red and Lime (as shown)

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120


Three Colours in stock now - Lime, Mango UK and Red (as shown)

Dagger Mamba 8.1 Action


Four Colours - Lime, Electron, Blaze, Red (as shown)

This craft is available on Special Order Only - we have one display model in-store to view, in red.

phone on 01933 522 223

email, just CLICK HERE

Special Offers

Groups of Six or More get Huge 22% Off Our Most Popular 2 & 3 Day Comfy Camping Bundles.

A True Bargain For August & September

From Just £115 Per Person…

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Rushden Lakes

Find out about our new home environment at the wonderful new Leisure, Retail & Tourism Destination, Rushden Lakes

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Contact & Find

Does what it says in the header. Follow the link below and you’ll be able to Contact Us, and yes, Find Us.

Just need our number? It’s
01933 522 223

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Wildlife Paddles

In partnership with The Wildlife Trust, we’re offering fabulous Dawn Chorus & Bat Spotting paddles for 2018

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