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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.

The 2019 river cruise season has finished. Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for details of 2020 dates and tickets.

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 between April - September 2020 (dates TBC). 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

Advance e-tickets are valid for one trip during the 2020 season (dates TBC). Please note you cannot pre-book a specific sailing time and you must buy your river cruise ticket online with an advance attraction ticket to benefit from the advance discount.

River Cruise Tickets - 2020 tickets go on sale next year

Prices are exclusive to Buckler's Hard visitors. Valid for one river cruise trip during the 2020 season (dates TBC).

Description On the day** Advance***
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Senior £5.00 £4.50
Child (5-17) £3.50 £3.00
Family * £15.00 £14.00

* Family = 1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children
** Payable on cash aboard the boat or via debit/credit card from the Buckler's Hard admissions point.
*** Tickets must be bought with an online Attraction ticket to receive the advance discount.

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