The best guided canoeing tours

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Poole Tourism

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The Big Canoe operates guided HALF DAY and FULL DAY tours launching from various locations in Poole Harbour, Dorset. Poole Harbour, just 5 miles from Bournemouth, is a beautiful location to explore by boat and a guided canoe tour is certainly one of the best ways to see the waterway.

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Journeying and camping in a canoe is a wonderful experience that allows you to explore slowly and be in touch with the wind, tide and weather. Our Big Canoes provide a brilliant method for transporting people and overnight equipment.

The overnight Big Canoe experience begins with an afternoon paddle from Arne to a remote location in Poole Harbour. The group will then set up a simple camp with a central open fire and have an evening around the fire on which they will cook their evening meal and breakfast the following morning. We believe that good food is really important (the crew can't paddle on an empty stomach) so we always ensure that people are well fed. After packing up the camp, the group will canoe back to the start point and depending on the energy levels, there is the opportunity for exploring a bit more of the harbour on the way.

We allow groups to bring their own alcohol but as we are in a rustic, isolated location the emphasis is on a quiet drink with friends round the fire. If you are looking for a drunken party in by the shore we are not your place.

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