Special Cruises

To book any of these cruises click on 'Book a Public Cruise' on the top menu then select 'Special Cruises' from the drop down menu. Select the date of your cruise, and then select your tickets. 


JB moored by Great Barford bridgeAnchor Lunch Cruises, Great Barford

Time in the week? Take a great cruise on the beautiful Great Ouse between Bedford and Great Barford. Lunch at The Anchor and then return by coach.


Departing from Priory Marina at 10am, £35 per person including lunch.

2017 Cruise Dates: Finished for this season.

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JB Afternoon teaAfternoon Tea Cruise 

Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the River Great Ouse with a stop at the beautiful Barns Hotel for Afternoon Tea before returning by boat to Sovereigns Quay.

Departing from Sovereigns Quay at 2.30pm. £24 per person including the afternoon tea.

2017 Cruise Dates: Finished for this season.

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 4619183493Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board (Chicken & Chips or Vegetable Pancake & Chips also available) Licensed bar available on board.

Departing from Sovereign's Quay at 6.30pm.

Adult £15.50/ Concession £13.50 / Child £11.50 / Family £45 - Your Meal is included in your ticket price, you will be asked to confirm your choice after you have selected your ticket.

2017 Cruise Dates: Finished for this season.

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Jazz Cruises

Departing from the Barns Hotel at 7.30pm, tickets £19.00 per person.

You can select a mini cheese and biscuits picnic (£5) or a fish supper (£8) to go with your ticket.

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2017 Cruise Dates: Finished for this season.

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Following the success of the Jazz Cruises the John Bunyan Boat Team are pleased to introduce a Motown & Northern Soul cruise.

Tickets are limited, so get your orders in quickly! Cruises can be booked online via this website (go to Public Cruises, select Special Cruises tab, click on it, and then when the calendar appears click on the date you want to book and then click on the options that you want).

JB Boat cruise sunsetSwan Hotel Saturday Cruises

On selected Saturdays our cruising partner the Swan Hotel offers traditional Afternoon Tea cruises 3-5pm Sunset Champagne & Canapés cruises 6.30-8.30pm Both with full bar on board.

Departure from Swan Steps (opposite Newnham Road).

Book direct with the Swan Hotel phone 01234 346565 or e-mail info@bedfordswanhotel.co.uk

Passengers must arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
All cruise times approximate, dependent on river conditions and time spent going through locks.
If the river is in flood, cruises will be rerouted or cancelled and alternative dates or refunds will be given. Please check the website before you leave. If you have not pre-booked, please check our Facebook page for last minute changes.
Concessionary rates are available to pensioners, students, and people with disabilities.
Documentary proof may be asked for.

See bookings page for full details. Terms & Conditions apply