The River Wild


The River Lagan has a wealth of wildlife both in its waters and around its shores, including an amazing array of birds, otters and even seals. Few people get to see that wildlife at close quarters from the river itself, but we have the solution! Let us take you on a journey out on the water in search of these amazing creatures.

What is it?

Aimed at people aged 8 up, and including families, your trip will begin at the Belfast Boat Club, Stranmillis, with an interesting talk by a Lagan Valley Regional Park warden about some of the wonderful creatures that live around the River. This is followed by a trip out on the beautiful River Lagan estuary from the Boat Club, led by a qualified paddlesports instructor from Belfast Boat Club and Lagan Valley Regional Park staff

You will be in canoes that are rafted together to give stability, and buoyancy aids are provided, so no previous paddling experience is necessary.

Please note:- we cannot guarantee that you will see specific animals, but there is always something fascinating to see from the viewpoint of a canoe on the water!


You can sign up now by clicking on the ticket buttons below to purchase tickets

Date is Tuesday 16th April, 2019, meeting at 11am

Cost is a very reasonable £10 for adults, £6 for children (under 16). Children must be accompanied by an adult

What If?

By joining us, you will be seeing the incredible wildlife that exists on and around the River Lagan, while at the same time seeing Belfast from a new perspective, having fun and meeting new friends. We’d love you to join us at Belfast Boat Club for our “River Wild” journey on 16th April, 2019. Will you come on board?


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