River cruise

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

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

The river cruise is a great optional extra to enjoy during your visit to Buckler’s Hard.

The River Cruise dates have been announced for 2024.  The cruise will operate between 29th March and 3rd November. 

Discover history & wildlife

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 inhabit its riverbanks.

Sailing times

River cruises will operate daily from the 29th March until the 3rd November 2024. 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.

River cruise tickets – sold onboard the boat

The river cruise will operate from 29th March – 3rd November 2024

DescriptionTicket price
Adult£ 7.50
Senior£ 7.00
Child (5-16)*£ 5.50
Family* *£21.50
* Children under 5 go free.
** A family ticket will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
*** Payable via debit/credit contactless card payment aboard the boat.
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