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Trip boats

Climb aboard a trip boat and let trained crew, with headfuls of knowledge, take you on a journey of discovery into the world of the waterways.
Canals all across Britain have their own stories to tell and magnificent engineering marvels... so a boat trip can be the pefect way to enjoy the best of the canals with an enthusiastic guide to stoke your knowlege too. Even out of the holiday season boat operators creatively come up with all sorts of themed boat trips as well, ranging from Santa to cream teas.
So why not sit back, relax and let your boat take you on a leisurely cruise along the canal.
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Central Boat Parties   -  01922 722949   -  Brindley Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2JB   Google Maps Icon

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Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) 
Frederick and Victoria are available for public trips (1 Hr) and also for private hire (2-6Hrs). Both boats are centrally heated and have full bar facilities and integrated sound system. Ideal way to see the city from the water. Perfect for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, after work events and hen parties. Kids are very welcome (ask about our "Pirate Parties").

'Blackcountry Man'    -  01384 375912   -  Bonded Warehouse Canal Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4LU   Google Maps Icon

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stourbridge Canal 

‘Pamela May’   -  07938 571809   -  Droitwich, Worcestershire 

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Droitwich Barge Canal, Droitwich Canals, Droitwich Junction Canal  Wheelchair Accessible Location

Bigun Hotel Boats   -  07507 239 384   -  Stenson Marina, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7HL   Google Maps Icon

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Trent & Mersey Canal  Accommodation Available
Wide beam trip boat offering day and evening cruising for up to 6 persons

'Indian Chief'   -  01604 862428   -  Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northamptonshire 

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands)  Wheelchair Accessible Location
Trips run from the Boat Inn. Public trips inc. Santa Cruise Specials. Charter trips available for up to 40

'Birdswood'   -  07552 055455   -  Cromford Wharf, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ   Google Maps Icon

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Cromford Canal  Dog Friendly
'Birdswood' is the trip boat of Friends of Cromford Canal, entirely run by volunteers. Scheduled trips throughout the year, open to all members of the public. Enjoy a peaceful journey along the canal, sometimes horse-drawn, introduced by a booming announcement from FCC President, Brian Blessed. Also available for private hire & specialist educational trips.

'Queen Boadicea'   -  01452 318200   -  Gloucester Docks, Gloucester 

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal 
Trips run from the National Waterways MuseumWeekends April-Oct & school hols. Private hire also available

The Shropshire Star    -  01785 284292   -  The Wharf, Norbury Junction, Staffordshire, ST20 0PN   Google Maps Icon

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Shropshire Union Canal 
Distances are calculated as a straight line from point to point and thus do not represent distance of travel.
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