Boat Trips & Cruises


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Click to buy Boat Trip Tickets

Each trip is approx. 30 minutes and is exclusive to your group

Trips depart Lock 18: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30 and 15:15 

Price: £25.00 per boat plus £1.00 booking fee, includes up to 10 passengers

Where to find us: scroll down

Trips must be booked in advance via our online ticketing system:

DOGS: Sorry, we are unable to accommodate dogs on the boat

Access into the boat includes steps


A longer trip?

2,3 & 4 hour cruises can be enjoyed on any day of the week 

April to October

Prices are per boat, includes up to 10 passengers. Check AVAILABILITY. If your chosen day is free on the calendar, email: to book your cruise. 

Email helps us deal with your booking more efficiently. For specific enquiries about your cruise: 07486 955 775

We welcome you to bring a picnic to enjoy during your cruise.  Or pre-order one of our Afternoon Teas, boxed for your convenience.  Tea, coffee and fruit squash are included during your cruise at no extra cost.  You are of course welcome to bring something ‘more interesting’ to drink 😉 
Afternoon Teas are £10 per person.  Those with smaller appetites may wish to share one between two – speak to our booking team: 07486 955 775
Cruise Prices:
Remember up to 10 people travel for this price!
2 hours: £90.00
3 hours: £125.00
4 hours £150.00*
*4 hour cruises include a break at Harlaxton Wharf for a picnic and to enjoy the surroundings at this restored wharf.  Managed for its ecology by a group of volunteers, over 200 species of wild plants have been recorded.

How many can you spot: Harlaxton Wharf Flowers


Special Cruises for 2022 – watch our social media for how to book nearer the time

Afternoon Tea Cruise: Enjoy afternoon tea with a group of friends or family as you cruise through the Vale of Belvoir. Operating every Wednesday throughout July and August.

Cruise and Dine: An evening cruise of 1 1/2 hours, followed by a 2 or 3 course meal at the Dirty Duck gastro pub!


How to find The Three Shires:

30 minute boat trips and longer cruises start from Lock 18 moorings, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir 

Make for the Dirty Duck Public House Postcode: NG32 1NY.  Enter the pub car park and park on the left hand side immediately inside the gates.

Cross the canal bridge, turn right and walk up the surfaced towpath, passing Lock 17, to arrive at Lock 18 moorings (allow 10 minutes for this walk to be comfortable).  Our skipper & crew will be there to greet you.

Access into the boat includes steps

Parking by kind permission of Lynne & JF, licensees of the Dirty Duck

Enjoy good food at the Dirty Duck 01476 870111 

Please do not confuse Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, with Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth – you’ll miss the boat  😉 

And finally, enjoying a cruise is only one of the fabulous things you can do in and around Grantham:

 Explore South Kesteven

Cruises are an important income stream to us, enabling our volunteers to continue restoring this great canal

Reduced sizewe don’t just drive boats – we drive the restoration


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