Kayak Hire

Kayak Hire on Llyn Padarn

Pre-booking recommended

Kayaks can be collected from the Padarn Water Sports Centre, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis LL55 4TY. The Padarn Water Sports centre is located just off the Slate Museum Car Park (£5 per vehicle), next to the Lake Side Railway.


Sit on top kayaks are £25/single or £50/double for a 3 hour period, which should be plenty of time to explore the lake.


Typically kayaks are available for collection from 9am, latest return time 6pm, although we are happy to discuss arrangements outside these hours with advance notice.

It is best to pre-book, contact us for availability and opening times prior to traveling as the water sports centre is not always staffed.

To book please email [ info@boulderadventures.co.uk ] with number of boats required, date and collection time. We will reply with payment details if we have availability or suggest closest alternative option.

Pre-booking payment can be made by bank transfer or credit/debit card.

Booking on the day by credit/debit cards only.


Included in the hire:

  • Sit on top kayak
  • Paddle
  • Wetsuit
  • Buoyancy aid

The kayaks we hire:

Single person sit on top kayak, manufacturers max recommended capacity is 145kg.

Small single person sit on top kayak, manufacturers max recommended capacity is 115kg.

Double sit on top kayak, manufacturers max recommended capacity is 200kg.


  • The wetsuits and buoyancy aids we have in stock are typically suitable for a minimum age of 8 years old.
  • We have basic changing areas and limited storage for your belongings at our watersports centre, at busy times you may need to wait your turn to use these facilities.
  • Kayaking  is an adventurous activity and entails risk of injury, participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
  • Please be aware that there is no guide or coach to assist you on your kayaking session. Llyn Padarn is not manned and does not have lifeguard patrol.


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