Enjoy an afternoon Cream Tea and the ever-changing scenery of the Chichester Ship Canal.

Our Cream Tea cruises take around 2 hours and include a scone with jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes along with tea & coffee or fruit juice.

The canal is a beautiful retreat close to the city, easily accessible by public transport.
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 and water voles in their natural habitat.


Price per person £17.50

Our first trip is at 2:30pm on Mothering Sunday 11th March, then 8th and 22nd April.
From May, the trips run on alternate Saturdays and Sundays until mid-September.

For specific dates & availability, please see the booking timetable below.

The boat 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.

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


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

If you wish to book the entire boat for your trip, there is a minimum payment for the boat hire of £300 which covers up to 31 passengers. The food & drink element is then an additional £8 for every person in your party.

If you prefer, you can book at the Canal Centre in person or by phone between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm weekdays. Telephone 01243 771363