Sadly, we have decided to remove Lady Sophina from current hire simply because the boat needs some detailed planks replacing, internal ribbing replaced and general outer woodwork to various areas. After that is completed, a full recoat in varnish and its iconic british racing green colours before it re enters service. Follow our progress on our blog and instagram.
Are you looking for something special, something out of the ordinary, something to remember your day. Step back into time and enjoy the luxury of the " Lady Sophina " an elegant Edwardian 1920s Thames river launch.
The Lady Sophina is a beautifully kept and restored river launch that is available for champagne and gourmet afternoon tea cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Visitors to the area can see Bath and the Limpley Stoke Valley from a different angle as you relax and sip champagne on the canal and enjoy the sights and experience.
From April to October canal cruises are available on this wonderful form of transport.
Built in 1923 by Harry Gibbs of Trowlock Island, Teddington, the " Lady Sophina " boat has been lovingly made from top class materials. Offering an idyllic and unforgettable experience the "Lady Sophina" is sophistication and heritage rolled into one. This really is a fabulous way to spend time in the beautiful spa city of Bath with your nearest and dearest.
The boat carries up to 10 people plus our skipper who will look after you. It operates from our two boat wharfs At Sydney Wharf in the centre of Bath, Sydney Gardens, The 'Tasburgh Hotel ' & Bathampton operating along the Limpley Stoke Valley as well as from Brassknocker Wharf just outside of Bath at the end of the Somerset Coal Canal offering cruises to Bradford on Avon or Bath and back.
Choose & enjoy one of our delicious made gourmet picnic hampers with Champagne or book a lunchtime cruise to the Angelfish where we will pick you up and take you to the restaurant for a lunchtime stop in the middle of your cruise.
We look forward to welcoming you on board.