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. 


You're in the right place for Summer splashabouts, urban adventures, unusual wedding entrances, memorable Stag & Hen Parties & more. 

COVID-19 Update

Following Government guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have delayed our season opening. You can still make bookings from May onwards, if we have to reschedule or refund these due to the ongoing situation we will.


You can also purchase gift vouchers, (valid until October 2021) which will give your nearest & dearest something brighter to look forwards to & help support us as a small business!


Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during these uncertain times.

weekend boat hire 

As London's premier canoe & kayak hire provider, we take fun seriously. We're open from 10am - 6pm every weekend as well as most bank holidays. You can simply choose your time slot & the number of boats you require & book online.


On the day a member of the Moo Crew will meet you to kit you up and take you through the basics on dry land before you set off on your own adventure. All your safety 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 bar & cafe, The Milk Float, in Hackney Wick. Suitable for: 2 adults, 3 adults, or 2 adults + 2 small children

Prices: £36 (1st hour) + £10 per hour

Dogs welcome

Our tandem Kayaks live at the historical gateway to the canal network,  Limehouse Basin, less than 5 mins from Bank 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


group events

If you have something to celebrate, or need an excuse to get the crew together, we can help. Groups of 8 - 40 people can be accommodated at either of our locations subject to availability. For groups of 8 or more we can also facilitate one-way trips in the kayaks, starting at Limehouse and finishing at Hackney Wick.


We know group numbers can change, so we recommend reserving all the boats you might need. Provided you can confirm final numbers 72 hours before your booking, you won't be charged for the mates who've flaked out. We also offer you the options of re-scheduling or a refund in the case of bad weather. Drop us an enquiry below & one of our team will call you back to talk through the route options & find a suitable time & date for your adventure.

  • Kayak hire @ Limehouse from £13pp

  • Canoe Hire @ Hackney Wick from £12pp

  • One-way trips: £26 per person after 3pm or £32 per person before 3pm

team days out

Get your team out of the office and onto the water! 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 drinks & 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.



CSR events & volunteering

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 lowerregentscoalition@gmail.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

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Meet the

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 31,000 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.





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