Canoeing / SUP
May - Sept
When can I canoe ?
Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. is open all year round but the type of canoeing session you’ll experience will depend very much on the time of year you undertake it.
You pick your date and check availability with the centre. The more notice you give us, the better chance to secure a date (at least one week notice is advisable).
Can I go alone or do I need to be part of a group ?
We offer canoeing for individuals or groups. Canoe hire is also available for non-residents
Where can I canoe ?
Our centre is based on Upper Lough Macnean, 3 miles from the village of Belcoo.
Our canoeing sessions take place on the lake near the centre, where you will master some of the essential skills of canoeing, visit small remote islands and discover the local heritage.
Do I need previous experience ?
No. But you must be able to swim.
Is there a minimum age ?
Our minimum age for a group of children is 9 years old. Younger children can go canoeing provided a parent/guardian accompanies them and conditions are suitable. This is at the discretion of the management.
What do I need to bring?
We provide all specialised equipment: wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmet, canoe + paddle.
You need to bring a swimsuit, towel and old trainers (to wear in the canoe).
Your Canoe Instructor will bring a first aid kit and any other relevant equipment.
What about insurance ?
Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. has full public liability insurance.
The centre requires a booking form to be completed with relevant medical information about participants prior to activity.
All sessions are led by a fully qualified Canoe Instructor.
Canoe / SUP Hire
Hire a Single canoe or SUP (£20) or Double canoe (£30). Hire lasts half a day. You have the option to book a guide for £25 per hour to take you on a tour.
What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking ?
The main difference is the craft used but the term canoeing is used generally to refer to the use of a boat propelled by paddles.
At Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. most of our canoeing sessions use sit-on kayaks. These boats are safe, unsinkable, and very reassuring for the novice or anxious canoeist.