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About Norfolk Canoes

Here at Norfolk Canoes we pride ourselves on the friendly and efficient service we provide. We love what we do and whatever type of paddling you are into we will always do our best to go that extra mile and make sure that your enjoyment of paddling starts even before you get on the water. We hold a large selection of canoes, kayaks, sit on tops and inflatables in-store along with a wide range of clothing and accessories. If you don't see what you are after, we will do our best to get it for you as quickly as possible.

So why not come along and have a look or simply drop in for a friendly chat?

Why shop with us?


  1. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will always take the time to listen to your needs, be honest and recommend a range of options suitable for your requirements
  2. We have access to all the leading brands of canoes and kayaks, clothing and equipment
  3. Our well presented and stocked, spacious shop floor provides a comfortable environment in which to browse
  4. Our staff members have a wide range of canoeing and kayaking interests that ensure you can speak to someone with direct knowledge of your own passion
  5. We are open 6 days a week and Bank Holidays
  6. As part of Canoe Shops Group we have excellent in-house logistics with regular deliveries to the store. We also have our own shop van so we can be flexible on local deliveries
  7. As part of Canoe Shops Group we can also draw on a much wider amount of stock around the country with the added flexibility of our ‘click and collect’. This means that you can purchase from us, go on holiday to Cornwall and pick up your boat from our store down there without the worry of transporting it down there
  8. Norfolk Canoes is also a Thule roofrack specialist as a part of our business. This means you can turn up with literally only your car and potentially leave with everything you need to transport your new boat and go paddling straight away
  9. Our excellent location less than 1 minute off the A47 and so close to the Norfolk Broads that it makes us ideally situated as the main paddlesports shop in East Anglia. Free parking right outside our store and a wealth of local paddling knowledge
  10. We have an excellent, informative and up-to-date website that gives you plenty of choice. You can also shop in complete peace of mind thanks to our secure payment system

Name: Steve

Position: Manager

Background: Originally from Surrey, Steve escaped the Rat Race many years years ago to live in Norfolk. He has worked in a wide range of sectors from marine conservation to catering and finally sales.

Paddling Experiance: Steve has paddled for many years, starting out in old fibreglass kayaks when little. During his time living in New Zealand Steve was regularly crewing sport fishing boats and paddling his way around the Bay Of Islands. He is commonly found inhabiting the Broads in search of big Pike or bobbing around off the North Norfolk coast trying to catch his dinner on a Sit On Top.

Loves fishing from either canoe or kayak and can happily swap 'one that got away' stories for hours.

Steve Paddling the Ocean Kayak TridentSteve kayak fishing on the Hobie Revolution 13Steve Paddling the Pelican Potomac at Horstead

Steve Maloney

Name: Luke

Position: Assistant Manager

Background: Originally from up North, Luke ran his own Sports Activity Company whilst teaching PE in schools.

Paddling Experiance: Luke has many years of touring and sea kayaking experience. Starting out paddling local rivers in a very old creek kayak, Luke quickly progressed on to touring kayaks to cover more distance more quickly. Luke spends a lot of his spare time over in the Lake District and is now regularly found touring the Norfolk coastline, and looking for new places to explore on the Norfolk Broads.

Luke paddling the Elie Strait 140 xeLuke paddling in the Lake DistrictLuke loves sea kayaking off the Norfolk coast

Norfolk Canoes Assistant Manage Luke Agar
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