Boat Trips and Day Boat Hire

Fancy a trip in a canal boat, but not quite up to sleeping in one? Here's the solution.

Barabara McLellan Canal Trips

The Barbara McLellan, a 65ft wide-beam canal boat with seating for up to 40 passengers which is owned by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Barbara McLellan is crewed entirely by fully-trained volunteers led by a team of fully-qualified skippers, all of whom enjoy spending time on the canal. The boat offers a fully-licensed bar with hot (tea, coffee, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate and herbal infusions) and cold/soft drinks also served, plus a range of snacks.


Regular Trips

On Saturdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays the Barbara McLellan cruises west through the lock to the Avoncliff aqueduct (over the River Avon). On Sundays it travels eastward to Hilperton Marina. The canal is tree-lined in both directions, there’s a good chance of seeing wildlife and birds including ducks, swans, herons and maybe a kingfisher. The Barbara McLellan also offers themed special trips, and tailored private charter cruises, for all ages, please check the Explore BoA events page for upcoming events on the Barbara McLellan Canal Boat.


Trip Times and Contact Details.

Wednesday, Saturday & Bank Holidays (Mar/Apr -October) Bradford on Avon – Avoncliff Aqueduct

Sundays – Hilperton Marina

Departs from Bradford on Avon Wharf Lock: 2pm

Returns to Bradford on Avon Wharf Lock: 4.30pm

Nearest Parking: Baileys Barn, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1BX,





Sally Narrowboat Day Hire

Want to hire a small private canal boat for your friends or family? why not hire a day boat from Sally Narrowboats!

Their luxury day boats can hold up to 12 people and have a small kitchen and toilet aboard.


Weekdays – £200

Weekend days & Bank Holidays – £225

For smaller groups please contact Sally Narrowboats on: 01225 01225 864923 for a quote.

More information on day boat hire, can be found on the Sally Narrowboats Website HERE