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Boat and canoe licences

You must have a licence if you wish to use a rowing boat, canoe, paddle board, dinghy or other small non-motorised craft between Seabrook Outfall and West Hythe Dam on the Royal Military Canal

Before you start

You must have public liability insurance.

If you are a member of British Canoeing insurance is included in your membership.

How much it costs

Boat and canoe licence fees
Boat licence
  • £30 for 3 months
  • £48 for 1 year
Paddle board/Canoe licence
  • £19.50 for 3 months
  • £29.50 for 1 year

How to apply

Complete, and return the relevant application form with payment to the address shown on the form.

Icon for pdf Application for a boat licence [407.57KB]
Icon for pdf Application for a canoe licence [408.86KB]

You can pay by credit or debit card by phoning us on 01303 853660.

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information, otherwise we'll aim to process your application in 5 working days.  We will send the licence to your registered address.

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