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Boat Trips

Narrowboat trips on the Ashby Canal

Narrowboat Trips on the Joseph Wilkes

Prices and times

During our open hours we operate Public trips at set times and these do not need to be booked:-

Short Trips: 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and the last trip at 3:30pm

Lunchtime Long trip: 12:30 (pre-booking available)

Each trip is about 15 minutes long, and the maximum number of passengers is 12 per trip.

These trips are priced at; Short Trip: £3 for adults and £2 for children 3 and under for free.

Long Trip: £5 for adults and £3 for children, 3 and under for free. 50 minute long trip.

Longer, lunchtime cruises can be pre-booked either before or on the day. Ring the office, drop us an email to book or pop into the museum when we are open.

we also operate pre-booked private trips outside of our normal boat trip times:

These trips will need to be booked usually 5 days in advance

dates and times are subject to crew and availability

  • Furnace to Donisthorpe and return. Approx 50 minutes £60.00

  • Furnace to Bath Yard Basin and return                                       £80.00

(Includes travel through the swing-bridge and lock)

  • Furnace to Bath Yard Basin to Donisthorpe and return £120.00

(Includes travel through the swing-bridge and lock twice)


There is a £20.00 Deposit at the time of booking, with the balance payable on the day.


The option to cancel or re-arrange the date and time will be given at the discretion of Furnace Staff in the event of bad weather.


wedding parties

Did you want your wedding party at Moira Furnace, we can provide a great site for your special day, with the use of the boat and our museum as part of your package. Prices on request based on individual requirements.