Take a Day Cruise on a Canal Boat
Our accessible canal boats are fully adapted for disabled people
What a great way to take a day out – just make up a party of your charity/community group, or family and friends – stock up with plenty of picnic fare, and set off on a journey of exploration along the river Stort through the idyllic Hertfordshire and Essex countryside.
We steer, and you decide where to go, whilst our specially adapted canal boats provide all the facilities needed for people with disabilities to enjoy and fully participate in the trip.
At no extra cost, we provide you with a fully qualified skipper and crew. So you can either take it easy and enjoy the scenery, or get involved and be part of the crew yourself.
Where to Go
We offer day hire which consists of 4 hours cruising. In 4 hours you will travel through at least two locks and if you wanted could stop for lunch at a riverside restaurant.
Travel to Roydon and back, taking in Parndon Mill and Hunsdon Mead nature reserve on the way.
Alternatively cruise north past Harlow Mill towards Sawbridgeworth.
Our Specially Adapted Canal Boats
We have two boats to choose from – Stort Daybreak and Stort Challenger. Both boats have fully equipped galleys to prepare your own meals, or you can stop off at several nearby pubs and restaurants or, bring your own picnic to enjoy as you cruise along.
Each boat is centrally heated to allow you to cruise all year round. Our Christmas Cruises in December are especially popular.
Either way you can take in the scenery, watch the ducks and swans float by, and marvel at the Kingfishers and their antics.