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River Cruise

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Enjoy a serene boat trip...

From Easter to September, take a tranquil cruise down the Beaulieu River – an unspoilt haven which is rich in history and wildlife.

Please note that due to low tides, the river cruise won't be running on the following dates and times -

15th September at 4.30pm

15th October at 3.45pm & 4.30pm

16th October at 4.30pm

A place of serenity and beauty… step aboard for a peaceful 30 minute boat trip along one of the few privately owned rivers in the world.

The river cruise is a great optional extra when booked in conjunction with your visit to Buckler's Hard.

Birdlife on the Beaulieu River Cruise


Originally granted to the monks of Beaulieu Abbey by King John in 1204, the rights and responsibilities of caring for the Beaulieu River later passed to the Montagu family. Their careful ownership has created a river which is largely unspoilt and a haven for wildlife.

An engaging commentary will reveal the fascinating history of this unique river as well as the creatures that inhabits its riverbanks.

River Cruise at the end of Buckler's Hard highstreet


River cruises will operate daily until 30th September 2020. The river cruise sails from the jetty at the bottom of the high street at the following times:

11.00, 11.45, 12.45, 13.30, 14.15, 15.00, 15.45, 16.30

All sailings are subject to conditions of carriage.

Ticket Prices

Passenger numbers will be limited on each cruise to ensure social distancing. Tickets can therefore only be purchased in person as you board the boat.

River Cruise Tickets - on sale later in the year

Prices are exclusive to Buckler's Hard visitors. Valid for one river cruise trip during the 2020 season (4 April - 30 September).

Description On the day** Advance***
Adult £5.50 N/A
Senior £5.00 N/A
Child (5-17) £3.50 N/A
Family * £15.00 N/A

* Family = 1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children
** Payable via debit/credit contactless card payment aboard the boat.
*** Tickets must be bought with an online Attraction ticket to receive the advance discount.

River Cruise tickets can only be purchased on the day as boarding the vessel.

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