Day trip prices and booking

Great value trips on the Grand Union

Our prices include the services of the crew and a skipper. A “priority rate” applies for care homes, schools, youth groups and those arranging trips for people who are disabled or disadvantaged.  We offer free introductory trips for children and young people with special needs.

Half day and evening trips last up to 4 hours. Full days are up to 7 hours, daylight permitting. 


Up to 12 People
“Sheldrake 2” and “Close Shave”
Jan & Feb 2024
Nov & Dec 2024
March & April 2024
Sept & Oct 2024
May, June, July & August 2024
Standard RateWinterSpring & AutumnSummer
Full day£175£250£320
Half day/evening£120£175£220
Priority Rate
Full Day£115£160£200
Half day/evening£80£105£135
Up to 35 people
“Sheldrake 3”
Jan & Feb 2024
Nov & Dec 2024
March & April 2024
September & Oct 2024
May – Aug 2024
Standard RateWinterSpring & AutumnSummer
Full day£335£530£660
Half day/evening£235£380£460
Priority rate
Full day£230£320£405
Half day/evening£150£210£265

Complimentary taster trips for organised groups of young people.

Thanks to a generous legacy, we are able to offer free introductory trips for groups of children and young people. Click here for the application form.

Book now

We are open for business throughout the year, but you need to book at least one month in advance of your proposed trip date. Late Spring and Summer dates book fast, so we recommend even earlier reservations for these to be sure of getting your preferred date. Don’t miss out, book today! Please complete the booking enquiry form or call our friendly bookings team on 01923 723819 (option 1) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

*** Booking Availability Update ***

We hope we can find you a date for your trip but we are extremely busy this year.

Sheldrake 3, which takes up to 35 passengers, has a few evenings in June and July then days available from October onwards. The only weekend days available are in November and December.

Our smaller boats, which take up to 12 passengers, have a few days available in the summer but plenty from September onwards.

Christmas festive trips are available on all boats in December

Note: You need to book at least one month before the date of your trip.

Bookings for 2025 will open on 1/8/24

We currently prefer payment by bank transfer – Bank account details are included on the invoice.  At the moment we have no facilities to pay by card. Cheque payments are also acceptable.

Bookings are subject to these terms and conditions