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Canoeing Experiences

Saturday Canoe Experiences & Sunday Doggy Paddles 2020

Due to Covid- 19 the experiences time table may not be running as described.  Only sessions visible on our online booking page will be available, sorry for any confusion.

Only 3 miles from Belfast City Centre, Shaw’s Bridge is a great place to experience canoeing on the River Lagan within the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Canoeing sessions are held every Saturday from the 28th March 2020 until the end of September and are either coach lead or self guided. These sessions are not lessons and more of a guided session.  If you want to be coached feel free to join one of our courses or have a private session. No canoeing experiences will take place on Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th July (All sessions are dependant on the river conditions, i.e. not in flood)

There are group sessions that you can come and join or we can arrange a private session at a time to suit you, sessions can be either instructor lead or self guided.

You can:

1. Book Online to join a scheduled session (see timetable below)

Pre pay & reserve your canoe or kayak for the best price, with a timeslot. 


2. Phone

Pre pay & reserve your canoe or kayak with a timeslot, contact Stella in the office. Tel:028 90646695

The scheduled times don’t suit you?

Contact us to arrange either boat hire, Self Guided or an instructor led adventure – anytime/7 days a week, subject to availability.

Hire your own canoe or sit on top kayaks. These boats are suitable for self guided fun for age 12+, minimum two paddlers including at least one adult. For younger children choose two canoes Rafted together for up to 8 people, minimum 2 Adults.

Alternatively our qualified and experienced instructors can take any age in the craft of your choice. Must be pre paid & reserved. Contact Stella in the Office 028 90646695

All safety equipment is provided and a briefing is held before getting on the water


Doggy Paddles

On the second Sunday of the month from April to Sept (except July) we’re offering Doggy paddles, paddle a canoe from Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast up the River Lagan with your four-legged best friend along for the ride! BOOK NOW
PS you don’t actually have to bring a dog to be allowed to join in!
9.30am – 11am, cost from £16pp, dogs go free.
This session is instructor led and equipment is provided – boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, helmets (for human participants)
If the session is showing as fully booked, ring Stella in the office on 028 9064 6695 – we might be able to increase staff numbers and make more boats available.
Sunday Doggy Paddle dates for 2020 – 9August, 13 September starting at 9:30am to 11am.

Saturday Canoeing and Kayaking Experiences Schedule

9am – 10:30am             

Coach lead Canoeing & Kayaking for All ages!

£18pp Under 12’s £15pp
10am – 12pm

Canoe & Kayak Hire OR

Your own private group

From £20pp

12pm – 1:30pm

Coach lead Canoeing & Kayaking

£18pp Under 12’s £15pp

2pm – 4pm                   Canoe & Kayak Hire ORYour own private group

From £20pp

Want to try something different?

We offer a range of sea kayaking experiences for beginners through to more advanced paddlers

We will provide all the equipment required, boat, buoyancy aid, paddle and helmet, spray decks are only available for experienced kayakers. All you need to do is turn up in comfortable warm clothing with an old pair of trainers and a light waterproof jacket, with a change of clothes and footwear in case you get wet. If you have your own wetsuit, gear or equipment then you are welcome to bring these too. If you wish to hire a wetsuit this will need to be booked and paid for in advance £6pp by contacting the office. Please note, parental / medical consent is required. To save time at the start of the session feel free to download this and bring it along with you to the session. Health and Safety Registration ~Medical Disclaimer Form

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