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Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd

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Lovely birthday treat

I came up to Exeter with my family for the day, we rented two canoe’s- it was so much fun, going up... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
theblondelady
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Excellent Kayak Trip

Hired a couple of sit on kayaks for three hours which was the perfect amount of time to paddle down... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
RobSwindon69
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Bike, canoe & kayak hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on Exeter quay. Pedal from the city to the seaside or paddle to the pub! Easy, relaxing, outdoor fun for all ages. We're on Exeter's historic quayside - popular for it's fascinating...more
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4 Kings Wharf The Quay | The Quay, Exeter EX2 4AN, England
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All reviews hired bikes very friendly and helpful staff life jackets excellent bikes great fun group booking cycle route dawlish warren banks of the river double locks pub beautiful scenery great afternoon the pub two hours adults and children value for money helmets
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I came up to Exeter with my family for the day, we rented two canoe’s- it was so much fun, going up to double locks and back! It was great we came back the week after too! The weather was beautiful. Such lovely setting! The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theblondelady
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

So pleased you had a lovely time - what a great thing to do for your birthday! We hire all year round (as long as the water conditions are safe) and we think winter paddling is a lovely activity! Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Hired a couple of sit on kayaks for three hours which was the perfect amount of time to paddle down the river and along the canal to the beautiful double locks pub for a couple of pints and a nice lunch before heading back. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

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 head back again. Great experience just a shame...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Sarah, thanks for your review. Sorry you felt it was expensive but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it anyway! We try hard to keep our prices as affordable as possible, but as a small, independent business, we are facing increasing costs which have...More

Reviewed 1 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 Dawlish) was very good. Only hard part...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 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 life-jackets and appropriate sized paddles. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for leaving a review - very pleased to hear that you had fun and felt safe. We're very lucky to have such a lot to offer our customers (although I must highlight that the pedalos are from another company!). We hope you can return...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Yes a very good place to hire water sports kit from. Booked on the phone, arrived & received a comprehensive brief & were soon on the water. All the kit worked, no probs. Thank you.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for your review, glad you had fun. Definitely worth booking at this time of year as we are regularly fully booked. Hope you can return for another paddle soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Myself,my husband, two kids (11 9) amd family dog hired a canoe and paddleboard today. We travelled up the canal for a spot of lunch at rhe nearby pub, Double Locks, and travelled back again. It was fantastic-we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katie M
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review, so glad to hear you all had fun! We pride ourselves on a friendly and helpful team here so it's great to hear your comments (and I'll make sure Amy sees this review!). Look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Hired a double kayak to paddle down the Exe to the Double Locks. Easy for two novice paddlers with 2 hour round trip including beer at the pub! Nice way to see different side of Exeter. S&P helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

So pleased you had fun! It's a lovely paddle route, and easy for novices as well as more experienced paddlers. Thanks for the review, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We booked bikes in advance for a Sunday outing along the river Exe. Although we arrived more than half an hour ahead of the time booked, our bikes were ready and handed over by very friendly and helpful staff. Bikes were in an excellent condition...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review - we're very pleased to hear that you were impressed with our bikes (which our Head Mechanic will also be pleased to hear!). We take pride in the care and maintenance of our hire fleet to ensure that...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We have hired both bikes and kayaks from here and always been delighted with the service. The first time we booked in advance but since then have just turned up and they always seem to have plenty of bikes and kayaks to choose from. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank helsa417
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

So pleased you are delighted with us! We pride ourselves on our customer service and our range of equipment and we are blessed with amazing routes from our doorstep for either paddling or pedalling adventures. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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