Boating & Cruises in Bath
Bath has some incredible Boating & cruising services where you will find a commitment to excellence and who are proud of their reputation for quality, reliability and value for money. The aim is to give you, the best quality canal experience out of Bath.
Experience the magic of the Kennet & Avon canal and for your day out to be your best memory of Bath.
If you have thought about taking a holiday on a canal boat and are not sure if you would like it, then this is also the ideal way to find out.
For businesses, the day boats are perfect for team development activities or a just a day out. For a small hen party, what a great way to have some fun with the girls along the canal.
Bath has a diverse collection of traditional Boats to amaze its visitors. The Skiff, The Punt and The Canoe are some of the popular boats in the area.
The Skiff is a type of rowing boat adapted for leisure use on inland waterways: long, graceful and slender for speed, but broad enough for stability and comfort. The oarsman sits in the centre (amidships for purists) and rows ( again, strictly speaking “sculls” since he is using both oars); his passengers, meanwhile, sit back in comfort and make encouraging remarks and also steer the boat by means of a pair of lines to the rudder. Larger skiffs have positions for two oarsmen (oarspersons, perhaps, nowadays?). The most elegant have wicker backrests; all are traditional varnished wood and most were made here where the tradition of boat building goes back over a century and a half.
The punt is a flat-bottomed boat, typically used in small rivers and canals. It is propelled by pushing a long pole against the river bed and forcing the punt forward through the water. The same pole is used to steer by trailing it in the water astern after the propelling stroke is finished and moving it to one side or the other. It sounds more complicated than it really is and a little tuition at commencement will send most novices happily on their way.
Join us on our pleasure boat sailing downstream and through the City of Bath.Your party may request a full commentary on the historic sights of Bath and the River Avon whilst absorbing some of the tranquil views of the water and its wildlife including Kingfishers, Swans, Cormorants and the World's Fastest living creature..
Lady Lena, a Victorian electric launch, is available for charter on the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal anywhere from Bath to Bradford-on- Avon, is suitable for parties of between 2-10 people and can be chartered for anything from 2-6hrs.
A canalside hub of fun for everyone in the heart of the historic Roman city of Bath or just outside Bath at Brassknocker Basin. We’re here to give you happy memories to take away with you forever and show you there’s different way to enjoy a few hours, a full day, a short break or just the ever changing hustle and bustle of life along the canal.