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Private Trips enquiry

We have three boats available for private hire, including our electric boat, Wiggonholt (shown here), which offers flexibility for seating and table arrangements. It has an access lift for wheelchairs and mobility impaired passengers and toilet. 

The second boat is the Zachariah Keppel (named after the first canal contractor), which has recently been fully refurbished and has a toilet.

  • In line with the latest Government rules, please note that from 17th May we will not be able to book a group of more than 6 people from mixed households on a boat trip to sit together.

Josias Jessop is a 25ft steel narrow boat and carries up to 9 passengers, with the stern deck being used as an observation area.

Please use our online enquiry form for further details.

Contact details
Please provide at least one phone number
Do you have a preferred date for a special occasion?
Our charter trips are typically 1.5 - 3 hours in length, but may be longer if you wish
We have three boats available for your private party. Please advise likely number of passengers
If you have any special requirements, such as disabled access or dietary requirements, please make a note here
If you are making an enquiry on behalf of a group or company, please note the name here
If you have a voucher please enter the code here

Prices vary according to the length of the trip and whether it is peak season or off-season.


All skippers and crew are members of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust and are volunteers. Our boats have to undergo regular safety inspection by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency - an executive agency of the Department for Transport). Skippers are in possession of a current Boatmaster's Licence issued by the MCA - so you are in safe hands!

Catering can be arranged with the Onslow Arms pub which is located next to the Canal in Loxwood. Our Canal Centre is open between spring and autumn selling a wide variety of souvenirs, books and walking guides and maps. Free car and coach parking behind the Onslow Arms, Loxwood, West Sussex


Terms & conditions apply.