Wild life centre Cardigan

We can offer you a variety of canoeing activities from a half day to a four day expedition.

Canoeing on the river Teifi Cardigan

Canoe trip

Canoeing on the river Teifi Cardigan

Canoe trip great day out with family Cardigan

Canoe trip

Canoe trip great day out with family

Bring your dog on a Canoe trip River Teifi Cardigan

Dog friendly canoe trips

Bring your dog on a Canoe trip

Session Details

Our guided canoe trip is a relaxed trip down the river Teifi

Duration: 3 - 5 Hours, this depends on the river flow and how quick you wish to paddle.

Sesion times: 0930 -1230/1430 (and 1000 - 1300/1500 during summer holidays) (arrivals to farewells)

Distance: 7.10 KM

Location: We will send the meeting location in the conformation email

Minimum age: None: our buoyancy aids start for babies 3-10kg. Just be aware that if bringing a baby the chances are 1 person will not be able to paddle whilst holding baby.

Adverse condition

If the river is to high to make a safe trip we will adapt the session or change to an alternative session. We can still do the trip in the rain, please bring waterproof or umbralla just incase.

What to bring / wear?

We will provide you with a buoyancy aid, paddle, dry container for your packed lunch.

You will need to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Shoes which may get wet
  • Aproptate clothing for the conditions
  • warm cloths
  • water proofs
  • sun hat
  • sun cream
  • water

Swim ability:

None requried, please let us know if you may struggle in the unfortunate event you get to close to the fish

Canoeing is one of our more accessible activities and is a really popular choice for people with families of all ages (the minimum age for the activity is dependant upon the size of baby please ask for the weight sizing of our baby buoyancy aid) - so why not bring the whole family along for some fun!

Whether you're looking to learn some canoeing skills, or just looking for a fun and adventurous activity for the whole family to enjoy, why not try this!

Canoeing Days Out - Long Half-day Canoeing

Playing games whilst canoeing Cardigan

An ideal trip for anyone wanting to pack a lot of adventure into a short day / long half-day activity.

Canoe trips start between 9:30-10:30 and last for around four hours. Timings will be confirmed in a follow-up email once you've booked your adventure canoe trip! The canoe trip is aimed to be a relaxing trip down the river... passing through the gorge, stopping for a packed lunch (not provided) and continuing to Cardigan.

This spectacular journey will take you through the Special Area of Conservation known as the Teifi Gorge. The gorge was used for slate quarrying until the less usable slate that had been dumped in the river collected and blocked the gorge off so that no motorised boats could go up the river anymore!

Hopefully on this trip you will have the chance to see some fantastic creatures like Otters, Red Kites, Salmon, Kingfishers and even Red Deer! This trip starts at Llechryd and heads to Cardigan, and it's a great introduction to canoeing.

What to bring for the session

We provide you with:

All required safety equipment for your Session.(Canoe, paddle, Buoyancy aid)

Qualified Canoe Instructor.

Water proof container for you to put you things in

We would like you to bring:

Sensible footwear which may get wet (if you are unsure please ask).

Packed lunch / it is possible to buy lunch at the wildlife centre if you prefer

Waterproof jacket/trousers (just incase).

Warm jacket (just incase).

Water to drink.

Sun cream (yes, even in Wales).

Camera (optional) We can not guarantee it will stay dry.

How do we get back to our car

We meet you at the start location where you leave your vehicle during the trip, after the trip we will give the driver a lift back to the start.

Questions and answers

How stable are canoes

They are stable but will require a few minutes to get used to the movement

Can they be made more stable as we are nervous

Yes we can join two canoes together to make a really stable boat

Can a canoe turn upside down

Yes but this is not common, don't worry though nearly always people fall off the side before the canoe tips.

Can we change our Activities?

Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?


Is there 'disabled access'?

The way down the canoe launch is about 20ft and on rough ground, however we have taken people who are wheel chair bound by helping where asked. We do our best to accommodate your wishes to make things happen.

What group sizes can you accommodate?

Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

Do we need to be able to swim?

No it is unnecessary you should stay in the canoe but if you are nervous we can join two canoes together to make a stable craft .

Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?

Yes - we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our Instructors will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and they'll make any necessary changes.

What if I have a medical condition?

Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.

Can we do the Activity in the rain?

Yes - all water activities can be done in the rain.

Canoeing Days Out - Full day Canoeing

A day out canoeing consists of loading up the canoes with everything that we are going to need for the day ahead.

We get into the canoes around ten in the morning and venture downstream, admiring the backdrop that surrounds us. We aim to give you as much of a canoeing experience as possible, such as experiencing Grade 1-2 Rapids and teaching you as much as possible about the surrounding environment.

If you come on a canoeing day out with Adventure Beyond to explore the River Teifi, we will explore the Teifi Gorge, a derelict slate quarry surrounded by ancient oak and beech forests. Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife. As the trip continues on, the river widens as we head into an open estuary where the river prepares to meet the sea. If you’d like a break from the canoeing we can stop at a cafe for refreshments near the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve.

Back onto the river and we pass through the historic town of Cardigan. Once again there is the option to stop for a possible pub lunch or picnic. Continuing down the river we meander around fishing boats through the seaside village of St. Dogmael's. Then the river meets the sea at Cardigan Bay - keep your eyes out here for cormorants paddling around the old ship wrecks. This canoeing day out is ideal for the whole family - it's educational, exciting and it has plenty of options to suit your needs.

Canoe trip Bycross River Wye

Canoeing Expeditions

We also offer canoeing expeditions for those feeling a bit more adventurous and looking to become more skilled paddlers. Why not come and escape with us on one of our expeditions! We want you to be at one with the river and with your paddling, and really master the art of canoeing and controlling your canoe under the guidance of one of our expert river guides. You will learn the rescue and safety skills that are required to safeguard your welfare while on your river journey. An expedition is a superb way to travel through different landscapes and learn the sport.

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