For the greener option experience why not experience the tranquility of an electric dayboat to explore the canal
You can hire an electric day boat for a full day from our base at Brassknocker Wharf near Monkton Combe in the stunning Limpley Stoke Valley, just 5 miles from Bath city centre. All the boats are electrically powered and simple to manoeuvre. Enjoy a peaceful cruise, exploring the canal between Bath and Bradford on Avon. Stop at canalside pubs and teagardens or bring you own picnic. It’s the perfect day out for family, friends and children.
The rush of driving along busy roads, of queuing in congested towns will fade into the background once you travel at your own gentle pace where the beauty of the surrounding scene is something you and all in your party can see and enjoy along the canal.
The Dundas delight electric boat can be booked (subject to availability) over the telephone - 01225 447276. We may also have availability on the day on a first come first serve basis.
First time on a boat? Our staff will show you the controls of the boat explaining operating procedures and demonstrate where necessary. You will also be given information about the rules of navigation. Our day boats are easy to operate with just a forward and reverse leaver and wheel making it easy for the most novice helmsman to operate . All boats have full instructions and navigational details on board. Buoyancy aides will be issued on request and children under 12 must wear them at all times. In inclement weather the canvas top can be drawn back to provide cover.
We have a fleet of Dundas Delight dayboats that can take up to eight passengers. Subject to availability, one or more boats can be hired for a larger party ( although this can be subject to our discretion as we do not allow racing, bumper cars, pirate jinks etc ). The boat has a folding canopy to provide shelter from the sun and rain and there is a cabin area with windows for you to enjoy the views as you glide along the canal with more seating at the rear. The boat is easy to steer and glides silently along with no noise or pollution.
Please note there is no toilet or kitchen on board. We have other boats from our other base that have these facilities.
This boat is ideal for larger parties, celebrations. hen parties and you are welcome to decorate the boat with bunting, banners, balloons etc and to wear fancy dress or dress in a theme such as sailors, pirates etc.
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink or you can stop off at the various pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants you'll find along the canal towpath. Alternatively, you can pre-order a luxury picnic hamper from our base with Gourmet Delicious. This will be supplied to your boat on arrival with ample food and drink to feed you and your guests. At the base, there is also the Angelfish Restaurant cafe where you can have breakfast, snacks, cakes, ice creams, hot meals, cream teas and hot / cold drinks.
On a full day hire, there is ample time to travel across both aqueducts travelling in an easterly direction, stopping at either Avoncliff or Bradford on Avon where there are places to visit and eat. Please note, you must leave at least 2.5 / 3 hours time for you to travel back to the base. Another option available from our Brassknocker Wharf is travelling in the other direction. It will take you around three hours to travel towards Bath, arrive at our other Sydney wharf base, moor up and there you will find a soon to open cafe and toilets you can use. Please allow three hours to return to Brassknocker Wharf.
Our start time for dayboat hire starts at 9.30 a.m. to allow time for arrival & instruction. ( Other times can be made later by prior arrangement ) but do book if there is a special date you have in mind in order to reserve the booking. Winter hire times are shorter due to the reduced daylight. Please note a pre-authorisation deposit is required using a valid debit / credit card.