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“Fab family day out”
Review of The Big Canoe

The Big Canoe
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We booked a trip on the big canoe for Easter Monday. There were 13 of us including 7 kids and it was freezing!! However we had a fab day with everyone joining in to get the canoe to our destination for a picnic and back again. The kids had great fun trying to paddle in time with various degrees of success, but it didn't matter as it was fun trying. The instructors were friendly and helpful and knew their stuff so I felt happy putting my family's safety on their hands. Overall a great day out but do wrap up warm if its a cold day!!

Thank LinnieR
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

A great few hours spent with friends and the kids paddling around Poole Harbour - from Sandbanks over to Brownsea Island for a picnic, and then around the island before heading back to Sandbanks. We all had a great time, kids learnt to paddle and loved seeing all the boats in the harbour as well as the play on the beach while we picniced:) Our guides were really friendly and helpful- talking us through some simple paddling strokes - we all got the hang of it quickly and had some good laughs along the way. They were also very good to ensure the pace was right for our group - especially with a few kids on board. Really fun way to enjoy a mini-adventure with friends!

Thank NWilbers
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

We went for a family day trip paddling the big canoe in Poole Harbour. It was excellent. Friendly and professional instructors. A great way to see the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife of the harbour. It must be the most environmentally friendly way to be out on the water. We didn't need to take any specialist gear just warm waterproof clothing. Even the youngest member of the family was interested and involved in paddling. We would thoroughly recommend this day out.

Thank Dianne K
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

This was a total surprise. A lovely sunny afternoon, unheard of in April, blue calm seas, the green hills of of Isle of Purbeck looming in the distance and a canoe that takes 12. My son aged 13 and I board the canoe after a short briefing and set off for Browsea Island in Poole harbour. The canoe was more comfortable that I expected and easy to paddle. The skipper was very informative on the flora and fauna of Poole Harbour and was able to encourage us passengers along with some canoeing techniques. We landed on Brownsea Island and had some "jinks and japes" on the beech.

The trip was about about three hours long, great exercise (not too intense), beautiful scenery, great company and a marvellous experience. I shall be taking the family along later i the year and also consider using it for business events as well.

Well done The Big Canoe Company......

1  Thank cdbread
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