Our broad beam boat, Richmond, is extremely popular for private charter cruises.

Richmond is a wide beam canal boat with a bright, spacious cabin area and comfortable seating for up to 32 passengers.

It is available for private charter at times that are added to our scheduled service.

The canal is a quiet, rural waterway offering a cruise time of approximately 2 hours. This includes a stop on the return leg at Hunston. Here you can disembark to admire the view to Chichester Cathedral as depicted in Turner’s famous painting.

Booking times are arranged to suit customer requirements but can be mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons and early evenings.


Charter boat base price £300
Catering Options Additional cost per person
Fish and Chips …our most popular option, Includes tea, coffee and a glass of wine or beer.£15.00
Cream tea …includes a Scone, locally made jam and clotted cream as well as a choice of tea or coffee.£8.00

See available dates below, or contact us on 01243 771363 to book between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday to Sunday only or to enquire please contact boxoffice@nullchichestercanal.com


  •  Toilet facilities are available on-site before you board the boat. Both boats have toilet facilities on board; the facility on Kingfisher is accessible to wheelchair users.
  •  A maximum of two wheelchairs are permitted per trip. Both boats have lifts for passengers with impaired mobility or requiring wheelchair access. There is a ramp to the pontoon.
  • When booking please put down any special requirements for your trip.

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

All charter cruises must be booked at least four weeks in advance, a non-returnable deposit of £100 of the total trip cost is payable to reserve your booking, with the balance due 28 days prior to your trip.
Please note that we do not allow dogs on these trips, the exception being for guide or assistance dogs.