We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Boat trips

Relive a bit of Hollywood on one of our boat trips. Gloucester Docks was the backdrop for Disney's blockbuster ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’, and you can cruise along the same stretch of water that appears in the film.

photo of Disney, Alice Through the Looking Glass filming at Gloucester Docks Disney, Alice Through the Looking Glass filming at Gloucester Docks
Did you know that our tour boat, Queen Boadicea II, was one of the 'Little Ships’ of Dunkirk and in May 1940 helped evacuate troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. National Waterways Museum, Gloucester

Meet our two darlings of the docks - King Arthur and Queen Boadicea II.

Boat trips run from May to the end of October each year and depart from the Quayside.

Queen Boadicea II

Two boats outside Gloucester Waterways MuseumOur 'Dunkirk Little Ship', Queen Boadicea II, will take you on a captivating 45-minute boat trip along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal with running commentary.

Trip times 



12.00pm, 1.30pm 


Trip prices 

2 Adults, 2 Children £18.00 
Adult £6.50
Child (4-16) £4.50
Under 3s free

King Arthur

King Arthur at GloucesterOur pleasure boat King Arthur is available for private hire and also offers scheduled cruises along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. You'll need to contact us for more details and bookings.

It's perfect for parties and groups because, not only can we arrange longer themed cruises, but it has catering facilities so you choose between:

  • morning coffees
  • afternoon teas
  • full sit down or buffet lunches
  • evening meals

Last date edited: 10 July 2017