Single Kayak Hire.

With our centre in Hamworthy Park you are able to access all of the Poole Harbour and discover all of those hidden inlets and bays. Come along and try an hour on the water, great for family trips around the harbour.

Whats Included

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Map of the Harbour
  • Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off.

If you have an enquiry or would like to reserve your booking immediately  please call the office only Monday to Friday on 01202 678336 between 9am and 4pm

If your enquiry is for weekends please call this number 07397156201 between 9am and 3pm (please be aware that staff are on sessions and they will call you back as soon as they can).

If you email us with your booking we aim to respond within within one working day except on weekends click her to book 

Last booking is at 15.30 each day.



Kayak Hire

Double Kayak Hire.

Family Group Kayaking

Explore the islands ,stop off and have a picnic or maybe take a dip, what better way to see the harbour.

  • Most people take a sit-on-top kayak as these are perfect for exploring, very stable and easy to use - you won't need any previous experience.
  • 2 hours or a full day is plenty of time to seek out the best locations and find a number of explorable islands and inlets around the harbour.
  • The sit-on top doubles are ideal for family's to explore the wonders of Poole Harbour.

Whats Included:

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Map of the Harbour
  • Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off.

Recommendations of What to Bring:

  • Clothing and footwear which can get wet (no jeans or denim allowed - you'll just get cold!)
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water
  • Cold weather - warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks
  • If you own a waterproof jacket and trousers then bring those too

T&C For Hire

  • Normal Office Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
  • Bookings made outside of the these hours will be responded to as if they had been received on the next available working day.
  • Unfortunately booking made after 4 pm on Fridays and weekends will not be dealt with until Monday.
  • Hire fees must be paid in full, prior to use.
  • For sailing boats the hirer must have RYA basics skills or be able to demonstrate competence to that level. If we judge that a hirer is not to the required standard we reserve the right to end the hire session or restrict the hirer to a reduced sailing area close to shore.
  • For all other activities the hirer must meet the min requirement standard as set out by the centre.
  • The hirer must remain within the specified sailing area and comply with instructions from Harbour Challenge Staff This area will be defined on the day of hire depending on tide and weather conditions and on our assessment of the competence of the hirer.
  • The minimum age for hiring a boat is 16 years.
  • Boats must have a competent sailor on board at all times.
  • Buoyancy aids are supplied by the centre and must be worn by all persons throughout the hire session.
  • The hirer agrees to pay the insurance excess of £250 in the event of damage to the boat or equipment
  • The centre reserves the right to cancel or postpone a hire session if weather conditions or other factors make this necessary.
  • Sailing can be hazardous by its nature, and students, parents and guardians must accept that there are risks involved in participating in this activity.
  • Harbour Challenge does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury suffered by persons and / or their property arising out of the hiring of our equipment.
  • All activities are weather depended and can be cancelled on the day.