If you prefer to be independent and explore the lake on your own, we offer a canoe hire service.
Our canoes are “Sit-on” kayaks (very stable and unsinkable!!).
Sit-on kayaks can be hired for 1/2 day, a full day or a few days (Canoe Trail)
10am-1pm and 2-5pm.
Canoe hire is generally available
from Easter to September
but is weather dependent.
Canoes must be booked at least 24h in advance and we reserve the right to cancel the canoe hire if the weather conditions are dangerous (strong winds, too stormy, etc…) or the hirer is not fit to paddle safely.
You must be over 18 years old to hire a canoe.
This activity is not supervised; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Customers must leave driving license or other ID as a deposit when hiring.
We provided all specialised equipment with the canoe hire:
wetsuit, buoyancy aid, sit-on kayak + paddle, map of Lough Macnean.
Canoe hire starts at our centre on Upper Lough Macnean.
Our centre is also part of the Erne Canoe Trail: you can hire canoes here to start your journey through the Macnean Basin, follow the Arney River on to Lough Erne.
A pick up service can be arranged (at an extra cost) for people who wish to follow the Canoe Trail and camp overnight.
Erne Canoe Trail map indicates appropriate camping sites, etc…
We provide dry bags for personal gear.