Seth Ellis Tripboat

The Seth Ellis is run by the Chesterfield Canal Trust and is crewed by fully qualified volunteers. She is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers. Purpose built in 2005, she has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and central heating as well as large opening windows all around. A large cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. Access to the passenger cabin is down a short flight of steps.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, or we can stop at a canalside pub. Passengers may have a go at steering, under the supervision of our crew.

Seth Ellis runs public trips from various locations.

It runs Santa Specials in December.

See our website for detailed information and bookings.

Seth Ellis is also available for charters on any day when it is not running public trips.


Moored at The Chequers Inn

Blyth Road
DN22 8HT

Disability Access Information

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately