Welcome to the home of London's herd of hire boats. Focusing on friendliness and fun, we're the experts for adventures on London's waterways.
We offer canoe, kayak and paddleboard hire. You can socially distance safely in our canoes and SUPs, or the kayaks are cosier for couples and bubbles.
Bookings now open for April!
Government guidance permitting, we'll be opening 3rd April for groups of up to 6
(or 2 households) so you can get together & enjoy the great outdoors.
Time slots & availability are limited to enable social distancing. Contact us for midweek enquiries.
weekend boat hire
As London's premier canoe & kayak hire provider, we take fun seriously. We're open every weekend from April 3rd to 24th October . You can simply choose your time slot & book online.
We are following government guidance regarding COVID 19, which means until at least 17th May bookings are limited to max 6 people in up to 3 boats. Two-household groups can also be accommodated, just give us a bell to book.
On the day a member of the Moo Crew will meet you (from a safe distance) to kit you up and take you through the basics on dry land before you set off on your own adventure. All your equipment is provided & generally people stay mostly dry. There must be an adult on board each hired boat.
Our Canoes are based at our floating base, The Milk Float, in Hackney Wick. Each boat is suitable for: 3 people, or 2 people socially distancing.
Prices: £36 (1st hour) + £10 per hour
Our tandem Kayaks live at Limehouse - the historical gateway to the canal network, less than a minute walk from Limehouse DLR station.
Suitable for: 2 adults, 1 adult + 1 child, or 2 adults + 1 child under 4yrs
Prices: £26 (1st hour) + £10 per hour
Dogs welcome Route Options
Paddleboard (SUP) sessions and hire are now available from Poplar Union, which opens onto Bartlett Park & enjoys views of Canary Wharf. Head over to our POPSUP website to see more and make a booking.
Suitable for: Adults & Youngsters age 14+
(All U18's must be accompanied by an adult on the water)
Prices: £15 per hour
Ditch the dressing gowns & don the board shorts. Collaborate face-to-face in a boardroom with a difference - fresh air, fresh coffee & space to socially distance. Your team can escape the virtual meeting room & float their ideas from our fleet of stable paddleboards.
No experience is necessary & our experienced team will be on hand to give coaching tips & get you set up. You can be safely anchored during your meeting, so board control won't affect the agenda.
If you'd like to book a board meeting , please complete the enquiry form below with the time, date & duration you're after and one of the crew will be in touch to arrange everything for you.
Tailored options available for up to 6 attendees
Qualified watersports coaches on site throughout
Freshly ground coffee & locally made soft drinks available during your meeting
Reconnect & have fun
If you have something to celebrate, or need an excuse to get the crew together, we can help. We're taking bookings for groups of up to 6 people from April 3rd. Group canoe hire, kayak or paddleboard (SUP) sessions are all available any day of the week for groups & are perfect for finally getting reunited with family & friends.
We're happy to accommodate larger bookings for groups of 30+ from 17th May - subject to restrictions easing. We will remain flexible & if the guidelines or restrictions change, you won't be left out of pocket.
We fully appreciate the nature of these uncertain times; if any of your group need to self-isolate or in the case of bad weather, we can reschedule or offer a refund. Drop us an enquiry below & one of our team will call you back to find a suitable time & date for your adventure.
Canoe Hire @ Hackney Wick from £23pp
Paddleboard 1.5-hour sessions @ Poplar from £32pp
team days out
Provisional bookings available
now for events after 17th May!
Smaller teams can escape zoom meetings & get onto the water using our group options above. We plan to be open for larger team events from 17th May, in line with Government guidance.
As well as canoes, kayaks & paddle boards, we have a floating licensed bar aboard a barge in Hackney Wick, so can offer seamless events packages. We can facilitate fundraising events too & we've helped raise over £156k for charities.
We've worked with a diverse range of companies, from start-ups and local businesses, to Innocent, Apple & Google. We take a personalised approach to all these events & our senior team will be liaising with you throughout the booking process. If you'd like to know more about the options and discuss your ideas, please complete the enquiry form and let us know when it's convenient to talk things through.
Hire only or guided packages available
Route planning, hosting & water safety for fundraising events
One-way trips to Hackney Wick, or an iconic round-trip through the Olympic Park
CSR events & volunteering
Provisional bookings available
now for events after 17th May!
London's canals & rivers are under constant threat from pollutants, litter & invasive species. We have adopted several stretches of canal & our boats make rounding up plastic pollution active & fun! This captures litter before it can contribute to the micro plastic problem or reach our oceans.
If you want to organise an event for your team, you can make a massive difference to these crucial urban water spaces in just a few hours. Generally we run corporate social responsibility days as either a 2-hour half day event, or a five hour full-day including lunch. Income generated from these larger clean-ups helps us sustain the programme of free volunteer events.
Our free canal clean-up events are run each month in conjunction with the Lower Regents Coalition. These events are family friendly & suitable for local residents and volunteers. For information on these volunteer events please email email@example.com. Spaces are limited on these events and sadly we can't accommodate large groups.
Half-day event: £25pp
Full day event, including lunch: £60pp
Up to 2 adults +
Small child (Under 4) or dog
Very stable & beginner friendly
about moo canoes
Moo Canoes was created in 2012 to make London's waterways more fun for everyone. The directors met on the River Thames and through Moo Canoes have introduced over 35,000 people to paddlesport in central London.
We can't take any credit for the amazing waterways on offer, but we'll certainly help you make the moost of them!
We work with Thames 21, Poplar Union and The Canal and River Trust, using the fleet to enhance and protect the waterways. We've also helped found two community action groups, The Lower Regent's Coalition and Friends of the Cut - there are regular friendly events and both welcome new volunteers.
Our second hub, The Milk Float, was launched in Hackney Wick in 2014. The home of our fleet of canoes, she is also a floating bar & cafe.
Whether you plan on relaxing, racing, exploring or adventuring, our team will do everything they can to make sure you have a fantastic time.