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Afternoon tea is a long-running British tradition, dating back to the early 18th century when it was used to bridge the gap between the two main meals of the day, lunch and dinner. Today, the custom remains an extremely popular pursuit, enacted in tea rooms, hotels and households across the country….. and on the larger of our two boats, Richmond.

Scones with jam and cream, dainty finger sandwiches, tasty sweet treats and lots of tea equals heaven for many Brits! All of this is included on our afternoon tea cruise which takes around 2 hours and includes a choice of tea or coffee. The canal is a beautiful retreat close to the city, easily accessible by public transport.

You can enjoy the reflections on the water and the unique views of the cathedral and South Downs as you glide past the wild flowers and reed beds. Watch out for herons, kingfishers in their natural habitat.


Price per person £18.50

Our first afternoon tea cruise is at 2:30 pm on Saturday 30th March.

For other dates & availability, please take a look at the booking timetable below.

The boat, Richmond, has access and room for two people in wheelchairs. If this facility is required, please select “additional space for a wheelchair” as well as including the passenger as an adult or child as appropriate. There is also a lift available for those who may not be able to manage steps.

We regret that dogs are not allowed on any of our boat trips, the only exception being guide or assistance dogs.


Book online where you are able to view real-time availability, complete and pay for your booking with immediate confirmation on screen and by email.

Or if you prefer, you can book at the canal cafe in person or by phone between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm weekdays. Telephone 01243 771363

Please note that our tables are set for four people. If you are booking for less than four people, it may be necessary to share a table with others.