Suggested Boat Trips

Trips are available from half an hour (Blisworth Tunnel & Return) up to six hours long, including the Blisworth Tunnel experience. Light buffets and teas are also available by arrangement.

Trip Type

The following trips are based on a cost for the hire of the whole boat with crew on a private trip.


Blisworth Tunnel Mouth and return. Duration approximately 25 minutes.


Through Blisworth Tunnel to the village of Blisworth and return. Duration approximately 1½ - 1¾ hours.


A one-way trip as Trip B with half the party travelling north and the other half south.


Through Blisworth Tunnel to Gayton Junction. Duration approximately 2½ hours.


Through Blisworth Tunnel down the Blisworth Arm and return. Duration approximately 3 hours.


Through Blisworth Tunnel passing through the village of Blisworth to Bugbrooke and return. Duration approximately 6 hours including a stop at 'The Old Wharf Inn' Bugbrooke.


As Trip D but without pub stop. Duration approximately 4½ hours.

All trips based on private hire of the boat with crew and a maximum of 24 passengers.
All trips start from The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne. However, longer trips, variations of the above trips and different starting points and finishing points can be arranged. Let us give you a quotation. We will be pleased to quote fares for small group bookings.

Special rates for school parties.

* The time spent in Blisworth Tunnel is approximately 25 minutes each way.

Bar & Refreshments

The fully stocked bar is open for the sale of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks at all times whilst cruising. Please ask if you have any special requests for beers, wine, spirits or soft drinks.

Sandwich & Snack Trays
from £6.00 per person

Pre-Ordered Light Buffets
from £10.00 to £15.00 per person

To include sandwiches, quiche, gala pie, chicken & vegetable sate, plaice goujons, samosas, sausage rolls, turkey nuggets, spicy chicken wings, mini spring rolls, canapés, dim sum, crab claws, whole king prawns, crudities, fruit bowl etc.
N.B. The above items are only examples and a selection will be used according to the cost of the buffet. Please enquire as to what selection will be included in your buffet.

Lunches, Teas and Dinners
We will be pleased to arrange pre or post cruise meals or light refreshments at The Boat Inn, in either Woodward's Restaurant or our bistro.


The Boat Inn
Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne,
NR Towcester, Northants,
NN12 7SB
United Kingdom