Clean Water Project

Clean Water Project

The Clean Water Project is a fun awareness-raising activity for schools and youth associations. We start with a quiz, fish waste and then sort the floating waste on the quay. While canoeing you will have the opportunity to clean up Ghent's water, to reflect on your own behavior and to get to know each other in a different way.

What exactly does it mean?

The workshop is based on experiential learning: "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." (Xunzi, third century A.C.). Armed with grabs, gloves and waste bins, you are going to do it!

A workshop looks like this:

We start with a short quiz about dirty fishing, recycling and rising sea levels. You will receive two assignments from us:

○ Catch the catch of the day, the most original piece of waste.

○ Collect as much waste as possible and sort correctly. After the canoe trip, the catch is weighed.

You will also receive three challenges:

○ Think together about pollution and unnecessary waste.

○ Take an action around plastic waste in your area.

○ Share your inspiration on DOKano's Facebook page.


You can visit us every Tuesday between 1 April and 1 November. You choose either the morning session from 9.30am to 12pm or the afternoon session from 1pm to 3.30pm. Picnicking nearby is possible.

Morning session:

9.30am-10am: Intro workshop and quiz

10h-11h30: Boating and dirty fishing

11.30am-12pm: Sorting and weighing waste on the quay + challenges

Afternoon session:

13h-13h30: intro workshop

13h30-15h: Boating and dirty fishing

15h-15h30: Sorting and weighing waste on the quay + challenges

Number of participants

We receive a group of maximum 25 people per session. We provide life jackets and all other necessities. There are 10 canoes for 3 persons and 10 canoes for 2 persons. Participants are insured anyway.


- The participants are at least 10 years old and can swim.

- There are at least two adult supervisors per group of 20 students.

- At least 10 participants are required per session for the session to take place.


3€ per person

The real cost price is considerably higher, but thanks to collaborations and support from companies, we can keep the price low for schools, youth movements and non-profit organizations.


The DOKano departure point is Schipperskaai 49, 9000 Ghent, a ten-minute walk from Gent Dampoort station. From the Nieuwe Dokken there are various sailing routes to enter the city.

How to book

Send an e-mail to with the number of people and the desired sailing day, as well as whether you opt for the morning or afternoon session. We will let you know as soon as possible if the dates are free. The booking is final after depositing the amount. If the session cannot continue, for example due to bad weather, we will refund everything.

Come sail with us!