Luxury Canal Cruises
Enjoy a chauffeured cruise along the canal aboard Meanderer, our traditional classic wooden harbour launch, Still Waters, our veteran tender, or Marion of Largs, our historic motor sailboat.
Glide along in style as you relax and take in the stunning Gloucestershire countryside that runs alongside the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
Celebrate your special occasions while you nourish both body and soul with a picnic on your cruise, freshly made with our high welfare, local produce by The Black Shed kitchen, so quality is guaranteed.
Trips & Times
Note: An onboard small picnic, to be eaten whilst cruising, can be provided for all our cruises at an additional charge, providing this is booked in advance.
Also, booking in advance is preferred for all cruises, but not essential (except for the Gloucester day trip).
The Boat Station can also help you celebrate a wedding, birthday party or another special occasion with a customised cruise.
Due to the nature of our business, all bookings are subject to the weather. If the weather conditions dictate (normally strong winds), we will contact you to reschedule your booking.
A recent boat trip, complete with 'posh picnic', for some visitors over from America!
Meet Our Boats!
All our boats "Marion of Largs", "Still Waters" and "Meanderer" are registered with the Canal and River Trust as historic classic boats.
See below for some information about each of our trusty vessels.
Meanderer is our 20-foot clinker-built historic harbour launch.
She has a wooden superstructure and was built in approximately 1953.
She is fitted with a Vetus 3 cylinder diesel engine with direct shaft drive to a 3-bladed propellor.
Meanderer finished her career as a harbour launch early 2021 and joined us here at The Boat Station shortly afterwards.
Meanderer is fitted with seating to accommodate up to 6 people.
Still Waters is an historic double skin carvel-built boat with a wooden hull and superstructure.
She was built by Thornycroft at their Southampton yard in 1922.
Still Waters was originally built as a tender for the RMS Mauritania, which was built in 1906, and she then went on to tender for Mauritania 2, built in 1936.
Both Mauritania 1 and 2 served in both World Wars as transport ships, with the earlier ship also being used as a floating hospital.
Both ships were known for their luxury and, outside of war times, their service.
RMS Mauritania held the Atlantic Blue Riband for speed until 1929, with her only challenger being her sister ship, the Lusitania.
Still Waters was originally fitted with a Thornycroft six cylinder engine which was replaced in 2021 with a barrios Shire 85hp engine.
She has seating for up to 12 passengers.
Marion of Largs
Marion is the latest member of our Boat Station team.
She is a 24-foot historic wooden motor sailboat, built in 1937.
Marion has a tiller, setting her apart from Still Waters and Meanderer who both have wheels.
She has a 3-cylinder Lister engine and seating for up to 8 passengers.
Add a Picnic to your Boat Trip!
Children under 10 are half price.
Please let us know of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.
Picnics must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your cruise.