Launch a boat, canoe or kayak on the Bude Canal

All members of the public, both local and visitors wishing to launch in Bude Canal are required to pay a day launching fee.  This can be applied for online, via the form below.

Day launch permits cannot be purchased by commercial users. All commercial users of the canal must do so under licence by Cornwall Council.   For more information please contact 0300 1234 202.

Day Launch – Single

  • Paid per craft and entitles the craft to be on the canal for the day of purchase, during daylight hours only
  • £5 per day per craft

Day Launch – Group

  • Paid at a discount per craft for four or more craft in any one group that stay together on the canal up to maximum of 10 craft, to include visiting clubs and educational groups.
  • £4.00 per craft (up to max 10)

Annual Permit – Single

  • Paid per craft and entitle that craft to use the canal for a season only.
    £20 per craft

Annual Permit – Family

  • Covers a specified (at time of purchase to max of 5) number of craft for a season only.
    £30 (multi craft)

Permit holders obligations

Cornwall Council will expect all day launch, and season permit holders to adhere to the Bude Canal Code of Conduct. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring users of their craft are aware of the Canal Code of Conduct, any failures to comply will be investigated by Cornwall Council. Cornwall Council retains the right to withdraw permits at any time.

All permit holders will be required to provide evidence of the permit.

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