Sunday Cruises

Priory Marina to Kempston via Sovereigns Quay and return 4 hour cruise departing 13:30*

Leaving Priory Marina at 13.30, through picturesque pastures, to discover Bedford’s unique pyramid! Navigate the Bedford Lock, and then see the 12th century mound of Bedford Castle before going under the historic town bridge, arriving at Sovereigns Quay and continuing onto Kempston.

Adult £17 / Concession £15 / Child £13 / Family £41

If you're booking in advance, you can also book the following refreshments in addition to your tickets..

Cream Tea £5.50 / Ploughman's Lunch £7.50 (add 50p for Gluten-free option)

Tip: to book, click the link below and select SUNDAY CRUISES from the drop-down menu. Select the date of your cruise, and then select your tickets. Click on ORDER TICKETS. The next screen will offer you FOOD OPTIONS available on your selected cruise. Select the food you would like, then add the quantity. You will then be taken through for payment.

*Please note, due to events on the river, cruises running on 10th June and 17th June are starting from Priory Marina to Cardington and Return for 2 hours, and not Sovereign's Quay. There is no 4 hour cruise option those dates.

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Sovereigns Quay to Kempston and return 2 hour cruise departing 14:30*

Cruise upriver past the stupendous Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Queens Park; past the double island, Hillgrounds and canoe launching point, and get a glimpse of Kempston Mill.

Adult £12 / Concession £10 / Child £8 / Family £28

If you're booking in advance, you can also book the following refreshments in addition to your tickets.

Cream Tea £5.50 / Ploughman's Lunch £7.50 (add 50p for Gluten-free option)

Tip: to book, click the link below and select SUNDAY CRUISES from the drop-down menu. Select the date of your cruise, and then select your tickets. Click on ORDER TICKETS. The next screen will offer you FOOD OPTIONS available on your selected cruise. Select the food you would like, then add the quantity. You will then be taken through for payment.

*Please note, due to events on the river, cruises running on 10th June and 17th June are starting from Priory Marina to Cardington and Return for 2 hours, and not Sovereign's Quay. There is no 4 hour cruise option those dates.

Click Here to book your tickets and food

 We can reserve provisional places on our public cruises for groups of over 10 people for up to 1 month. Please call our booking line on 01946 69 03 01.

Please note that online bookings close approx midday the day before the cruise. You may still place a phone booking or turn up but spaces maybe limited. Terms and Conditions Apply.


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.
Family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children.
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