Explore the stunning Beaulieu River by Canoe

Canoeing in The New Forest

Located on the banks of the tidal & privately owned Beaulieu River, our canoeing base offers a wonderful location to explore. Take the River up or down stream, drift on tidal currents or explore hidden creeks. Whether it’s your first time in a canoe or you’ve been before, our expert guides will tailor your experience perfectly.

Exploring since 2003, you’ll benefit from our 14 years of guiding people on the Beaulieu waters. There’s a range of canoeing sessions to choose from, all possible through our exclusive license to canoe on this stunning Nature Reserve. You’ll be in Open ‘Canadian Style’ Canoes, so you will feel stable & safe, as you learn & explore.

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Family Canoeing

£34 Adult | £19 Child | 90 minutes

Available from April – October

The perfect way to get young kids out on the water. Join our family canoe trips for a fantastic 90-minute session on the stunning Beaulieu River. Learn the basics from expert guides and head out into the Nature Reserve. Lots of wildlife to spot, areas to explore and fun to be had.

Family Canoeing on the Beaulieu River.
Canoeing to the pub on a Paddle to the Pub session.

Paddle to the Pub

£34 Adult | £19 Child | 90 minutes

Available from April – October

You and your group will enjoy a relaxing 90-minute paddle along the Beaulieu River ending at either The Master Builders in Bucklers Hard or The Montagu Arms in the village centre. As part of our 3-hour session, you’ll have time for a drink before we head back to base. Or as part of our 4-hour session, you’ll have time for a bite to eat in the warmth as well. The perfect activity for Stag & Hen parties, adult socials and corporate away days. Get in touch for more information.

Canoe Explorer

£40 per person | £38 when you book 4 or more

Available from April – October

The Beaulieu Canoe Explorer experience is only for those of 12 years and over. Expect to cover good distance on this extended trip through the Beaulieu Nature Reserve. From Bailey’s Hard to Buckler’s Hard and beyond, the Canoe Explorer gives you the option to go further than on our past tours.

Canoeing and exploring on the Beaulieu River.
A couple enjoying canoeing on the Beaulieu River.

Beaulieu River Tours

£34 Adult | £19 Child | 2 hours

Available from April – October

Our Beaulieu River Tours are perfect for those looking to get out on the water whilst avoiding the weekend crowds. Running midweek, outside of the school holidays, you can choose from either our stable ‘Canadian style’ canoes or our touring kayaks for your session. You’ll embark on a gentle 2 hour guided tour of the bustling Beaulieu River Nature Reserve, learning about its rich history, beauty and wildlife.

Sunset Chasers Paddling Tour

£40 per person | £38 when you book 4 or more

Available from May – August

Bask in the warmth of a beautiful sunset on the Beaulieu River this summer. Chase the warm glow of the sun’s last rays of the day as they settle on the river’s calm waters. You’ll want to bring your cameras, as the Beaulieu River wildlife really comes alive in the evening! Enjoy picturesque river views from the comfort of your own canoe or kayak, and discover hidden spots with your trusty guide – you’ll really feel like you’ve got the river to yourselves!

Some friends enjoying a canoeing tour on the Beaulieu River at sunset
Canoeing and Kayaking on a Winter Paddling session.

Winter Paddling

£22 Adult | £16.50 Child | 2 hours

Available from November – March

Still looking to head out and enjoy the great outdoors this Winter? Choose from either open-top Canadian canoes or stable touring kayaks and enjoy a 2 hour guided paddle of the Beaulieu River. You may need to layer up (and pack yourself a flask of hot chocolate of course!) but there’s nothing quite like exploring the river’s beautiful nature reserve on a crisp Winter’s day.

Canoe Raft Building

£45 per person | 3 hours

Initial team challenges will earn you materials like planks, ropes and canoes to build yourself the ultimate canoe raft. Once you’ve built and named your vessel you’ll take to the river and take part in a variety of games and challenges. You’ll even get the chance to build your raft it’s very own catapult weapon! Great for Stag, Hen and Corporate groups looking for a fun splash about.

Canoeing to the pub on a Paddle to the Pub session.
Canoeing for groups.

Canoeing for Groups

Price varies depending on event.

Groups can book sole use sessions of any of the Canoeing experiences we offer. We also provide longer trips and can tailor paddles for special interest groups. We can even offer trips on other Hampshire and Dorset Rivers, so let us know if your group want something special.


Come dressed for the weather conditions on the day of your activity.


All activities are guided by our experienced instructors.


Under 18's

Under 18’s need written parental consent before they can take part in an activity.

Get in Touch

Got a question? Get in touch with our booking office and we’ll be happy to help.

Book with confidence.

As one of the #1 things to do in The New Forest, we’re confident that what we do is excellent and provides real value for money.

However, if for any reason we let you down, you’ll be eligible for our 100% satisfaction guarantee and we’ll refund you your money, no questions asked.

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