Welcome to arguably Southampton’s most beautiful paddling spot. With access to 5 different water ways, we provide it all. The fun, the water and the boats. Escape the hustle & bustle of the city… but stay in the city? We know, it’s confusing! We might be right in the heart of the city but with a river, lake, woodland and over 17 acres of land, you could be in the New Forest!
We have a great range of paddle craft, from Canoes or SUP boards. We’ve got all the equipment you need and we even have the Dry Bags you’ll need to be able to take your stuff with you. Have we sold it to you enough yet? We thought so. Have a read of this page, see what boat you fancy hiring and just hit BOOK NOW to get out on the water!
Pick a paddle craft to suit you. We have everything you need so you and your family can enjoy a brilliant day out on the water.
Choose between single or double kayaks, paddle boards or Katakanu’s – Whatever you need, we’ve got it!
All of our paddlecraft, other than the Katakanu’s can go our on the River Itchen. Due to their size, the Katakanu’s are restricted to our beautiful lake.
You get to choose how long you’re out on the water. You pay by the hour and can pick however many hours are available.
It’s important you plan your journey to give you enough time out on the water but also, to get back to Woodmill. Fancy making a day of it? Paddle down to the White Swan pub for a spot of lunch, before leisurely paddling back to Woodmill.
Going to be late back? No worries, just give the centre a call and we’ll extend your booking.
Your paddle hire will include your paddle craft, paddle and buoyancy aid. However we do recommend you bring the following:
1. Clothes for on the water ( you might get wet)
2. Closed toe footwear
3. A spare set of clothes and shoes.
5. Sun cream
No not at all, provided you’re water confident then you can have a go.
When visiting us for boat hire, please use the free parking in Riverside Park. This can be found at: 299 Woodmill Lane, Southampton, SO18 2JR.
We know tides can change or you might spend a little longer at the pub than you expected, so it’s important to keep a track of the time when out on the water.
If you’re late back, no worries. Just give us a call to let us know. Any late returns will be charged for the following hour.
You can paddle on our private, secluded lake or head out on the River Itchen down as far as The White Swan Pub. If you have a lot of paddling experience, call us to discuss the possibility of going further.
We prefer for children to be 4 years or older, however this is a hire activity and younger children can attend. We would struggle to fit a lifejacket to any child under 2 years, but our private and secluded lake is the perfect spot to build their sea legs from an early age!