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) Licensed bar available on board.

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.

Click Here to book your tickets and food


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) Licensed bar available on board.

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.

Click Here to book your tickets and food


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.