Thursday Cruises

3 - Thursday Afternoon Cruise

Sovereigns Quay to Cardington and return - 2 hour cruise departing at 2.30pm

Cruise under the historic Town Bridge past Bedford Castle mound and then through the Town Lock, and along the tranquil river to Cardington lock. Licensed Bar available on board.

Adult £13 / Concession £11 / Child £9 /Family £31

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

Cream Tea £6 / Ploughman's Lunch £7.50 (add 75p for Gluten-free option) / Picnic Box £9.

2020 Cruise Dates: 14th May/ 28th May / 11th June / 25th June / 9th July / 23rd July / 6th Aug/ 20th Aug /    3rd Sept / 17th Sept / 1st Oct / 15th Oct 

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

For the latest update on Corona Virus please check our Latest News


2 - Thursday Walkers Special Cruise

Priory Marina to Sovereigns Quay, returning on foot - 45 minute cruise departing at 1.30pm

Join the boat at Priory Marina, cruise upriver through Bedford Town Lock, along the Embankment and under the historic Town Bridge to Sovereigns Quay. Disembark and make your own way back to Priory Marina. Licensed bar available on board.

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

Please note this ticket is valid for a one way journey only, and can not be used for a return journey.

2020 Cruise Dates: 14th May/ 28th May / 11th June / 25th June / 9th July / 23rd July / 6th Aug/ 20th Aug /    3rd Sept / 17th Sept / 1st Oct / 15th Oct 

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. You will then be taken through for payment.

Click here to book your tickets

For the latest update on Corona Virus please check our Latest News


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.