The best guided canoeing tours

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Big Canoes provide the perfect craft for mass participation events, for long distance travelling and as a very stable way of getting people on the water. With a current fleet of 7 Big Canoes, and more on the way, we can get 84 people afloat at the same time. These canoes are ideal for regattas and distance race challenges. They are more flexible to use than dragon boats as they turn more easily and are more stable.

Big Canoes have the capacity to carry lots of equipment so they can be used for overnight canoe camping adventures as well!

Multiple canoes on the water with teams of people in each canoe paddling in time is an impressive sight. It is fun and energising for the participants and a visual treat for spectators.

The Big Canoes are based in various locations around Poole Harbour but can easily be moved to alternative locations if required. We enjoy designing and being part of bespoke events and would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your event.

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Group Outings

Young People

The Big Canoe is perfect outdoor adventure activity for groups of young people from the scouts/guides, schools or clubs. Please note our adult/youth/child ratio requirements - in place to ensure the safety of the whole crew.

Office outings

The Big Canoe is the ideal way for a group of work collegues to have an afternoon or summer evening outing. If you would like to organise a works outing we can usually be flexible with the start and finish times.

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Hen and Stag Parties

Charter one or two Big Canoes for a unique stag or hen party experience. Exclusive hire of the canoe gives the group the choice about what you do and where you go. With only your friends on board you can create the atmosphere that you want - hectic and fast paced, or chilled and mellow. This may depend of course on whether it is the day before or the morning after a good night out!


Birthdays and celebrations

A guided trip in The Big Canoe is a fun idea for a birthday party or to celebrate another type of special occasion. The perfect adventure for both young and old, although please note our children/youth/adult ratios. For a party for young people the minimum age is 13 years and the youngsters must be accompanied by at least one adult per canoe.