Canal Cruises

Cruise along one of Britain’s most beautiful canals on The Three Shires

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Enjoy a 30 minute trip*

 Sunday 18th April & every Sunday until further notice

Also Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May

Trips will depart from Lock 18 landing stage at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir at 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30 and 15:15.

Price: £20 per boat up to 10 passengers, plus £1 booking fee.

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

Buy Tickets ~ 30min Trips

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions – you cannot just ‘turn up and ride’ without pre-booking!

A two hour private cruise? 

We are also now taking bookings for two hour private cruises at a cost of £90 per boat up to 10 passengers. To book your private cruise, check AVAILABILITY. If your chosen day is free on the calendar, telephone the Booking Line on 07486 955 775 to discuss your requirements or email:

Until 17th May: trips and private cruises will be for passengers from the local area and from the same household/support bubble as defined by Government guidance. 
After 17th May: trips and private cruises will be for two households/support bubbles. 
From 21st June: we hope to be able to operate trips and private cruises without restrictions.

We are currently unable to offer on-board refreshments.  You may bring your own on two hour cruises, but the crew cannot assist, or provide crockery/utensils etc.

Access into the boat is down steps – you will need to be able to cope with these.

How to find The Three Shires:

Cruises start from Lock 18 moorings at 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, go through the kissing gate to your right and walk up the surfaced towpath, passing Lock 17, to arrive at Lock 18 moorings (5 minute walk).  Our skipper & crew will be there to greet you.

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  😉 

*Please  note, due to Covid compliance, there are no toilet facilities on 30 minute trips

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