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.

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 ourside our museum.

Queen Boadicea II

Our 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  
May to September, daily
October, weekends only
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

Our pleasure boat 'King Arthur' is available for private hire and also offers scheduled cruises along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

It's perfect for parties and groups. 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

You'll need to contact us for more details and bookings.
Call: 01452 318200
Email: gwm@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Last date edited: 27 September 2017