Kayak Hire


£30 per single kayak
(seats 1 person)
£50 per double kayak
(seats 2 people)


April – October



3 hours

Kayak Hire in The New Forest


Hire single and/or double seater, sit on top kayaks and explore the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve at your own pace.

3 hour hire for those aged 12 years and over. An adult must be part of any booking and is responsible for the group both on and off the water. Due to the length of the session, we recommend you don’t take part if you suffer from back problems. Our Kayak Taster would be a great alternative for you, with ‘sit in’ as opposed to ‘sit on top’ boats that offer comfortable back support.

As this is a self-led session, you’ll need to be self-sufficient on the water, be confident in performing a self-rescue and have good map reading skills to navigate the river. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kayak Hire New Forest, explore the Beaulieu River.
Kayak Hire New Forest, explore the Beaulieu River.

What's Included?


  • 20 minutes for arrivals and initial kitting up
  • Up to 3 hours hire
  • The use of easy to paddle, single and/or double seater, sit on top kayaks along with safe modern equipment
  • Dry storage so you can take valuables on the water with you
  • A map and guide to the river showing where you can and can’t go/land
  • Basic instructions from a qualified coach before you set off, with guidance on route choices
  • Toilets and changing facilities available on-site


Please note: Min of 2 and max of 4 in any group. This is a hire service, with restrictions on where you can and can’t go on the River.

We can run extra sessions at a time to suit you. If you can’t easily find the date you’re after please contact the office and we will be happy to help.