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Private Trips enquiry

We have 3 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. 

The second boat is the Zachariah Keppel (named after the first canal contractor), and can carry 27 passengers.

  • In line with the latest Government rules brought in on Sept 14th, please note that 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, sometimes used as a pirate ship! It was designed and built as a family day boat, the Trust converting it to a more canal-friendly engine system using keel cooling and tiller steering. By doing this up to 9 passengers can be accommodated, with the stern deck being used as an observation area.

Use this form to enquire about a private trip.

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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 guests
If you have any special requirements, such as disabled access or dietary requirements, please make a note here
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Our spacious electric boat Wiggonholt takes a maximum of 48 passengers, offering flexibility for seating and table arrangements. It has an access lift for wheelchairs and mobility impaired passengers. Private trip prices start from £300.
Our traditional narrowboat Zachariah Keppel takes a maximum of 27 passengers, is accessed via a few narrow steep steps and, although help will be on hand, passengers with very limited mobility will board at their own risk. Private trip prices start from £170.
Our 25ft narrowboat Josias Jessop takes a maximum of 9 passengers and private trip prices start from £100.

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!

Tea/coffee/soft drinks may be ordered (and paid for) in advance. Alternatively, catering may be arranged with the Onslow Arms - just ask and we can tailor the trips to suit you! Landing stage with free car and coach parking behind the Onslow Arms, Loxwood, West Sussex. 

Terms & conditions apply.