Special Cruises

To book any of these cruises click on 'Book a 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. 

St Neots  Armed Forces Weekend River Cruises

On 22nd and 23rd June, we'll be joining the St Neots Armed Forces weekend events, running  30 minutes cruises from Regatta Meadow . It's the perfect way to try the John Bunyan Boat for the first time, and great for family's with young children.

Departure from Regatta Meadow on the hour from 11.00am to 19.00pm Saturday, and 11.00am to 16.00pm Sunday.

Pay on the day, please arrive 15 minutes before your cruise start time. You can prebook tickets from our stall at anytime during the day.

Adult £5 / Children under 15 free (when accompanied by an adult.)

2019 Cruise Dates: 22nd Jun, 23rd Jun


Taste Food Festival Cream Tea Cruise

On Saturday 13th July we are back at Taste Food Festival at Mill Meadow on the banks on the Great River Ouse. Each ticket includes a Cream Tea (GF option available) and a 2 hour cruise. Get out of the crowds for a bit and avoid queuing for your food- we also have a licenced bar on board.

Advanced bookings only.

Departing from Engineer's Bridge (just behind the Bandstand) at 2.30pm for a 2 hour round trip. Tickets Adult £18/ Concession £16 / Child £14 / Family £52 - Your Cream Tea is included in your ticket price, you will be asked to confirm your choice after you have selected your ticket.

Cruise Date: 13th Jul

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August Bank Holiday Sunday Tea for Two Cruise

On August Bank Holiday Sunday we'll be running another exciting new Tea for Two cruise. Each ticket includes 2 seats on a 2 hour cruise and an Afternoon Tea platter of a selection of sandwiches, savouries and small cakes. Unlimited tea or coffee is also included, and the bar will be open for additional drinks to be purchased on board.

Departing from Priory Marina at 2.30pm for a 2 hour round trip. Tickets £40 per couple including afternoon tea.

Cruise Date: 25th Aug

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Bank Holiday Monday Embankment Cruises

On Bank Holiday Mondays, we'll be running short cruises along the Embankment. It's the perfect way to try the John Bunyan Boat for the first time, and great for family's with young children.

Departure from Sovereign's Quay at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 14.30pm, 16.00pm

Adult £6/ Concession £5 / Child £4 / Family £14

2019 Cruise Dates: 26th Aug

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JB moored by Great Barford bridgeAnchor Lunch Cruise, 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 10:00am and arriving at The Anchor aprox 13:00pm. £35 per person including a buffet lunchª. Coach departs from the Anchor to return at 3pm.

2019 Cruise Dates: 24th Jul, 7th Aug, 18th Sept.

 

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*please note this cruise may not be suitable for all wheelchair users. Please call us on 0330 1239 511 to discuss your needs before booking your ticket.

ªplease email us with your order number for any specific dietry requirements


JB Afternoon teaAfternoon Tea Cruise 

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

Departing from Sovereigns Quay at 14.30pm and returns at 6pm. £26 per person including the afternoon tea. Licensed bar available on board.

2019 Cruise Dates: 19th Jun, 3rd Jul, 17th Jul, 31st Jul, 14th Aug, 28th Aug, 11th Sept, 25th Sept, 2nd Oct.

 

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*please email us with your order number for any specific dietry requirements


 4619183493Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper  (other food options available) Licensed bar available on board.

Departing from Sovereign's Quay at 18.30pm for a 1.5 hr round trip.

Adult £18/ Concession £16 / Child £14 / Family £52 - Your Meal is included in your ticket price, you will be asked to confirm your choice after you have selected your ticket.

2019 Cruise Dates: 13th Jul, 27th Jul, 17th Aug, 31st Aug, 14th Sept, 28th Sept, 12th Oct.

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 Jazz Cruise

Departing from the Barns Hotel at 19:30pm for a 2 hour round trip. Tickets £20 per person. Licensed bar available on board.

At an extra cost, you can select a fish supper (£9) or a picnic box (£9) to go with your ticket.

Click here for dates and performer biographies

2019 Cruise Dates: 20th Jun, 18th Jul, 15th Aug, 19th Sept, 17th Oct.

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Motown Cruise

Departing from the Barns Hotel at 19.30pm for a 2 hour round trip, tickets £15 per person. Licensed bar available on board.

At an extra cost, you can select a picnic box. (£9) to go with your ticket.

2019 Cruise Dates: 27th Jun, 11th Jul, 8th Aug, 12th Sept, 10th Oct.

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Folk on the Boat Cruise

Departing from the Barns Hotel at 19.30pm for a 2 hour round trip, tickets £17.50 per person. Licensed bar available on board.

At an extra cost, you can select a picnic box. (£9) to go with your ticket.

2019 Cruise Dates: 25th Jul, 26th Sept.

Read more about Mill Race Folk here

 

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Passengers must arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Bookings close 36 hours before cruise start time. You can still purchase a ticket on board, subject to availability, but not book food.
All cruise times approximate, dependent on river conditions and time spent going through locks.
If the river is in flood, cruises will be re-routed or cancelled and alternative dates or refunds will be given. Please check the latest news 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.
We can reserve provisional places on our public cruises for groups of over 10 people for up to 30 days. Please call our booking line on 01946 69 03 01.

See bookings page for full details. Terms & Conditions apply.