London Sightseeing Canal Boat Cruises

London Sightseeing Canal Boat Cruises - Canal side villas in London's Regents Park

London Sightseeing Canal Boat Cruises - Canalside Villas in Regents Park

On a London sightseeing canal boat cruise you will enter our fascinating yet relatively unknown world of history, nature, boating and relaxation as we cruise along the historic Regent’s Canal, passing many features which date back to the early 1800’s and seeing the beautiful canalside properties of Maida Vale and Paddington as well as the superb old working narrowboats which still carry passengers and coal through this busy stretch of urban waterway.

One hour sightseeing cruise will start at our home base in Blomfield Road, Little Venice and head east through the affluent residential area of Maida Vale, passing colourful canal boats on our way to the Maida Hill Tunnel. Experience a trip through the tunnel which is 250 metres long and learn how the old horse drawn narrowboats used to be pushed through by the boatmen using their legs before emerging into the Ladbroke Grove area where we will turn around for the trip back to Little Venice. We pass our starting point and head through Little Venice for Paddington where we will pass the entrance the modern Paddington Station and enter Paddington Basin, originally the warehousing area for delivering cargo by boat but now the home of many well known companies. We turn in Paddington Basin to return to our starting point.

A one hour cruise in Little Venice costs £140 for your entire party of up to 12 people. Why do you need a longer trip when there’s so much to see on a day out in London! We can take you all the way to Camden for a one way trip if you prefer, for an additional £30, subject to availability.

Cormorant on the Regents Canal

Cormorant on the Regent's Canal

When you charter the boat for a London sightseeing canal boat cruise it is exclusively yours – nobody else will join you so you can enjoy the additional space all to yourselves making the most of your day out.

A complimentary commentary can be provided to make the occasion extra special.  Due to the short trip time for these one way cruises we regret that your own food and alcoholic drinks may not be consumed on board, but why not bring a hamper and take it into the park at the end of the journey? You’re welcome to bring a coffee or tea though.

Only one or two in your party?  OK don’t worry – we have just the deal for you!  Check out our Tours for Two or please phone 07899 800856 for details of a very special deal for smaller parties of two or fewer and check availability with us.

Longer Trips

If you have specific plans involving a longer trip, why not discuss this with us. We can do much longer trips along the London canals. See some suggestions under London Canals.