Boat Trips & Cruises

The 2024 boating season begins on Mother’s Day, March 10th 

Discover our range of boat trips & cruises

All trips & cruises are exclusive to your group

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Click for scheduled trips & buy tickets


Departure times for 30 minute scheduled trips:

Depart Lock 18: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30 & 15:15 

Price: £25.00* includes up to 10 passengers

*Plus £1.00 booking fee


Private Cruises:

These can run on any day of the week 


If your chosen date and time is free, email: with your name, date, time and whether 2, 3 or 4 hour cruise is required. We will then email your personal link where you can pay for your cruise.

To discuss your requirements in person, please call our booking team on: 07486 955 775 

2 hour cruise £95.00*
3 hour cruise £130.00*
4 hour cruise £155.00*

*Plus £1.00 booking fee

Prices include up to 10 passengers

We welcome you to bring a picnic to enjoy during your cruise.  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 😉 


How to find the Three Shires:

All boat trips & cruises depart from Lock 18 moorings, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. 

Make for the Dirty Duck Public House, 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.

Sorry, we are unable to accommodate dogs on the boat

Access into the boat includes steps

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

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

Enjoy good food at the Dirty Duck 01476 870111 


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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