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The John Rennie Luxury Restaurant Boat ~ Basic Charter Hire Prices 2015

Chartering the “ John Rennie ” allows you the exclusivity of having your own fuelled restaurant boat with skipper, crew & chefs in total privacy at your disposal.
A private charter cruise allows you to tailor make your event to your specific requirements whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary or company party. Your charter is unique and you can select the most appropriate route, duration, catering, entertainment and theming options..
We have a choice of routes and duration from as little as 2.5 hours to 8 hours. The 2.5 hr cruises are a great introduction to the canal but all too often the time slips by too quickly.
With this in mind, we recommend the 4 hour or longer cruises which allow more time for entertaining just like if you were eating & entertaining at home or in a restaurant.
Don't be afraid to ask us about any aspect of your event, we have managed hundreds of charters and are happy to give you the benefit of our advice and experience.
What we do recommend is for you to prebook the date you are interested in as soon as possible especially if it's a personal important date.
Details about catering, table plans, music, decoration etc can be planned at a later stage.

Our prices are based on :

LOW SEASON ( M ) which are the months of January / February / March / April / October / November & December
HIGH SEASON ( H ) which are the months of May / June / July / August / September

FOUR PRICES are listed concurrently and represent Monday to Friday daytime, Monday to Friday evening, Saturday day & evening , Sunday day & evening
Our operating hours are from 8 a.m till 12 midnight and we are the only commercial restaurant boat allowed to operate at night along the canal.

For any Wedding Celebration there is a supplement of £200 to all charters.

Our resident pianist/singer will accompany any Sunday 2.5hr or 4hr cruise ( other days available subject to availibility ) for a special fee of £100 playing a selection of standards from the 60's to the present day.

Full package prices for events will be quoted upon application.

CHARTER CRUISE DETAILS :

A : 2.5 hrs : £ 250 - £ 480 : DEPARTURE BATH : SHORT CRUISE OF 6 MILES

This is our shortest cruise length of two and half hours. We start off from our base in Bathwick and continue through Sydney Gardens onto Bathampton. At Bathampton, we open a swing bridge and continue southeast to Claverton where we turn the boat around after one and quarter hours to return to Bath. Although this is a lovely gentle cruise from the suburbs into the countryside, there is plenty of canal life to see. However, guests can feel it is too short especially for catering and entertainment.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 250 ~ 340 ~ 360 ~ 330
H 270 ~ 400 ~ 480 ~ 430

B : 4 hrs : £ 360 - £ 540 : DEPARTURE BATH : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 6 MILES

This is our Claverton Pumping Station visit cruise. A mixture of cruising the canal and discovering one of the incredible feats of Victorian engineering. Our cruise is four hours in length leaving Bathwick , cruising past Bathampton and stopping after an hour an quarter near Claverton allowing your party an hour and quarter to walk to and visit the pumping station.
These cruises are restricted to Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday when the pumping station is open this year between the 31st March to 28th October.
There are certain dates the historic pump is put into operation which are Pumping days April 8th and 9th , May 7th and 27th , June 4th , 10th , 24th , July 8th and 22nd , Aug 12th , 26th and 27th , Sept 9th and 23rd and there is a small charge for visiting.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 360 ~ 450 ~ 490 ~ 440
H 385 ~ 520 ~ 540 ~ 500

C : 4 hrs £ 360 - £ 540 : DEPARTURE BATH : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 10 MILES

This is our most popular cruise of four hours. Leaving Bathwick, gliding through the historic Georgian Sydney gardens and onto Bathampton where we open the first swing bridge on your trip.
We navigate south east along the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, past Claverton pumping station and open the second swing bridge near Dundas. After two hours we arrive at the Dundas basin where the aqueduct carries the canal onto the other side of the valley. We turn in the mouth of the aqueduct and amble home to Bath.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 360 ~ 450 ~ 480 ~ 440
H 385 ~ 520 ~ 540 ~ 500

D : 4.5 hrs £ 420 - £ 610 : DEPARTURE BATH : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 10 MILES

Similar to our cruise C of four hours. Leaving Bathwick, gliding through the historic Georgian Sydney gardens and onto Bathampton where we open the first swing bridge on your trip.
We navigate south east along the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, past Claverton pumping station and open the second swing bridge near Dundas. After two hours we arrive at the Dundas basin where the aqueduct carries the canal onto the other side of the valley. We turn in the mouth of the aqueduct but stop for half an hour allowing you to explore the impressive aqueduct before reboarding and ambling home to Bath.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 420 ~ 470 ~ 530 ~ 460
H 450 ~ 540 ~ 610 ~ 610

E : 4.5 hrs £ 420 - £ 570 : DEPARTURE BATH : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 11 MILES

Similar to our cruise C of four hours. Leaving Bathwick, gliding through the historic Georgian Sydney gardens and onto Bathampton where we open the first swing bridge on your trip.
We navigate south east along the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, past Claverton pumping station and open the second swing bridge near Dundas. After two hours we arrive at the Dundas basin . An extra half an hour allows the boat time to cross the aqueduct that carries the canal onto the other side of the valley. We turn on the otherside in the winding hole before returning home to Bath.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 420 ~ 470 ~ 530 ~ 460
H 450 ~ 540 ~ 610 ~ 540

F : 6 hrs £ 490 - £ 680 : DEPARTURE BATH : LONG CRUISE OF 16 MILES

Our cruise of six hours to Avoncliffe and back. Leaving Bathwick, gliding through the historic Georgian Sydney gardens and onto Bathampton where we open the first swing bridge on your trip.
We navigate south east along the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, past Claverton pumping station and open the second swing bridge near Dundas. After two hours we arrive at Dundas and cross the aqueduct and continue along the Valley. After three hours we arrive at the Avoncliffe aqueduct where we turn and return to Bath.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 490 ~ 580 ~ 640 ~ 580
H 520 ~ 680 ~ 680 ~ 640

G : 7 hrs £ 520 - £ 720 : DEPARTURE BATH : LONG CRUISE OF 18 MILES

Our cruise of seven hours to Avoncliffe and back. Leaving Bathwick, gliding through the historic Georgian Sydney gardens and onto Bathampton where we open the first swing bridge on your trip.
We navigate south east along the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, past Claverton pumping station and open the second swing bridge near Dundas. After two hours we arrive at Dundas and cross the aqueduct and continue along the Valley. After three hours we arrive at the Avoncliffe aqueduct where we turn and return to Bath.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 520 ~ 620 ~ N/A ~ 640
H 560 ~ 720 ~ N/A ~ 690

H : 8 hrs £ 670 - £ 880 : DEPARTURE BATH : LONG CRUISE OF 20 MILES

Treat your guests to the ultimate experience by having your very own private restaurant all day. This allows you to navigate from Bathwick, past Bathampton, through two swing bridges, over two historic aqueducts at Dundas and Avoncliffe, then arrive at Bradford on Avon past the medieval Tithe barn rising through the lock before turning and returning to Bath.
The length of the trip allows you to entertain your guests with every indulgence we offer from breakfast, lunch, three course meals, cream teas, fine wines, bar, live music, singers and more. We can host the most talked about venue with an ever changing rolling scenery for your party. No one will forget the trip. ( This charter can start anytime during the day but is not available leaving Bath in the evening because of the length of charter )

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 670 ~ 760 ~ N/A ~ 760
H 700 ~ 880 ~ N/A ~ 880

I : 3.5 hrs £ 340 - £ 530 : DEPARTURE BATH : SHORT CRUISE OF 6 MILES

Our cruise of three and half hours allows you to experience the excitement of two locks. We leave from Bathwick in an westerly direction descending through two locks before turning in the large pound area before ascending the locks again and continuing to Bathampton, turning and returning to Bath. The locks will take around 1.5 hours to go through, guests are allowed to be on the deck descending BUT NOT when we ascend for safety & not getting wet!!!!. All the activity can be easily observed from the inside where our windows allow panoramic views.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 340 ~ 400 ~ 460 ~ 420
H 365 ~ 480 ~ 530 ~ 460

J : 4.5 hrs £ 440 - £ 640 : DEPARTURE BATH : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 7 MILES

A similar trip to charter trip “ I “ except after the thrills of descending and rising through two locks, we cruise past Bathampton, open a swing bridge and continue to Claverton before returning to Bath. The cruise allows you a longer time to enjoy the delights of the canal.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 440 ~ 490 ~ 560 ~ 490
H 480 ~ 570 ~ 640 ~ 570

K : 4 hrs £ 570 - £ 790 : DEPARTURE BRADFORD ON AVON : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 10 MILES

This is our one way trip from Bradford on Avon all the way to Bath. This is half of our charter trip “ H “ where you start at Bradford on Avon, descending down through the lock, past the Medieval Tithe Barn, crossing the Avoncliffe aqueduct, cruising along the Limpley Stoke Valley, over the Dundas aqueduct, through the 2nd swing bridge, past Claverton, through the 1st swing bridge, past Bathampton and finally arriving at Bathwick in Bath. All the best highlights of the canal in 10 miles of protected countryside. We can also leave from below the Bradford on Avon lock, moored next to the Tithe barn. This has been useful for wedding receptions we have held on the boat where wedding parties have used the Tithe barn facilities to get married, canapés, pre-drinks reception etc – all of which we have done. Please be aware, this trip is a one way so you and your guests may have to organise travel back to Bradford on Avon to retrieve cars etc. We can offer advice with regard to parking arrangements, trains, buses, taxis etc.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 570 ~ 660 ~ 740 ~ 660
H 600 ~ 780 ~ 790 ~ 780

L : 3 hrs : £ 330 - £ 560 : DEPARTURE DUNDAS AQUEDUCT : SHORT CRUISE OF 8 MILES

Our charter trip starts from the historic Dundas aqueduct allowing your guests to experience two aqueducts in three hours without the first one and half hours of travel from Bath. Once you have boarded the boat, we leave and cross the Dundas aqueduct, cruise along the Limpley Stoke Valley, cross the Avoncliffe aqueduct, continue all the way to Bradford on Avon, past the Tithe barn, rising through the lock where we turn and return back to Dundas aqueduct.
Please note, the boat does not leave from our base at Bath but from Dundas aqueduct.. Parking is available , a short walk from the aqueduct at the canal visitor centre but please allow 10 - 15 mins to walk from the car park to the aqueduct. This is easily accessed along the A36 past Claverton where there is ample parking for cars or a coach.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 330 ~ 400 ~ 440 ~ 400
H 350 ~ 480 ~ 560 ~ 510

M : 4 hrs : £ 440 - £ 620 : DEPARTURE DUNDAS AQUEDUCT : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 10 MILES

Our charter trip starts from the historic Dundas aqueduct allowing your guests to experience two aqueducts in three hours without the first one and half hours of travel from Bath. Once you have boarded the boat, we leave and cross the Dundas aqueduct, cruise along the Limpley Stoke Valley, cross the Avoncliffe aqueduct, all the way to Meadows Bridge where we turn and return back to Dundas swing bridge.
Please note, the boat does not leave from our base at Bath but from Dundas aqueduct.. Parking is available , a short walk from the aqueduct at the canal visitor centre but please allow 10 - 15 mins to walk from the car park to the aqueduct. This is easily accessed along the A36 past Claverton where there is ample parking for cars or a coach.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 440 ~ 530 ~ 560 ~ 520
H 465 ~ 600 ~ 620 ~ 580

N : 4 hrs : £ 440 - £ 620 : DEPARTURE DUNDAS AQUEDUCT : MEDIUM CRUISE OF 8 MILES

This charter from the historic Dundas aqueduct continue towards Bath, through the first swing bridge which we open and continue onto Claverton where we turn around and return back to our starting point at the Dundas aqueduct. This trip could be extended by an hour cruising to the next swing bridge at Bathampton before returning at extra cost.
Please note, the boat does not leave from our base at Bath but from Dundas aqueduct.. Parking is available , a short walk from the aqueduct at the canal visitor centre but please allow 10 - 15 mins to walk from the car park to the aqueduct. This is easily accessed along the A36 past Claverton where there is ample parking for cars or a coach.

M-F DAY : EVE : SAT : SUN
L 440 ~ 530 ~ 560 ~ 520
H 465 ~ 600 ~ 620 ~ 580

THE ANGELFISH RESTAURANT

Our sister restaurant to the 'John Rennie' is the Angelfish Restaurant based at the Somerset Coal Canal Visitor Centre near Dundas. It is easily accessed and is next to the Limpley Stoke Viaduct on the A361, 5 miles south of Bath.
Some of our clients and guests have used the restaurant as a starting or ending point as part of their celebrations.
For example, we have had parties leave Bath on the 'John Rennie' with canapes, champagne and food, arriving at Dundas, walking a short distance to the Angelfish restaurant , continuing on and having an outside barbecue buffet & desserts.
Both the ' John Rennie' and the Angelfish are exclusive to the clients allowing you to entertain privately.
We also have had clients entertain in the opposite direction by starting at the Angelfish Restaurant and then using the John Rennie for further entertainment and transport to Bath from Dundas.
If you are interested in further information on these entertainment & menu packages, don't hesitate to contact Claire or Lionel by email / telephone at Bath Narrowboats, Gourmet Delicious or The Angelfish Restaurant.

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