Thursday Cruises

Route 2: Sovereigns Quay to Kempston and return - 2 hour cruise departing at 11:30

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

Adult £11 / Concession £9 / Child £7 / Family £25

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

Cream Tea £5.50 / Ploughman's Lunch £7.00

Tip: to book, click the link below and select THURSDAY 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.

Click here to book your tickets and food


Route 3: Sovereigns Quay to Cardington and return - 2 hour cruise departing at 14:30

Cruise under the historic Town Bridge past Bedford Castle mound and then through the Town Lock, and along the quiet river to Cardington lock. These cruises run from May until the end of October.

Adult £11 / Concession £9 / Child £7 /Family £25

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

Cream Tea £5.50 / Ploughman's Lunch £7.00

Tip: to book, click the link below and select THURSDAY 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.

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.


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. 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