Scheduled canal boat trips

book nowOur scheduled boat trips operate from the Canal Basin providing 75 minute return trips. A friendly volunteer crew are on board and will be happy to answer questions about the canal history, points of interest and the local wildlife along the route.
The trips will normally take place on our 22 seater boat Kingfisher or occasionally on our larger boat Richmond subject to availability.
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 the beautiful Sussex South Downs. As you glide past the wild flowers and reed beds, watch out for herons, kingfishers in their natural habitat.
This trip leaves the Canal Basin and heads south into the open countryside of the Manhood Peninsula. At Hunston the canal turns right down towards Chichester Marina. At Donnington, the Boat reaches its turning point and heads back towards the Basin.

  • From 17th of February, the trips run twice a day at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.
  • From 30th of March to 29th September, the trips run four times a day at 10:15 am, 12:00 noon, 1:45 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  • In October through to 3rd November, the trips run twice a day at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

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.

There is also a lift available for those who may not be able to manage steps.

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

Scheduled boat trips PRICES 2019

Adult £8.00
Child (age 12 and under) £5.00

If you wish to book the entire boat for your trip, there is a minimum payment for the boat hire of £150 which covers up to 22 passengers.

We strongly advise you to book in advance particularly if you are travelling some distance. 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.

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