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Plan a trip


Opening hours

Our electric boats are available for hire from 1 April to 29 October 2020. (We are fully booked for the 2019 season.)

Call us on 01873 858277 and make a booking in advance so you're guaranteed a boat at your preferred time. All we need is your name, telephone number and payment details. We'll ask you to arrive at our wharf in Llangattock 5-10 minutes before your booking starts. At the gates, please phone for access and parking instructions.                     

During standard price periods we are open every day, 10am - 5pm. During saver price periods we are open 5 days a week, 10am - 5pm, including every Saturday and Sunday. The two days that we close vary from week to week as try to choose the sunniest days to be open! Please phone to check before travelling.


Suggested itineraries

For full day and half day trips, make sure you plan your journey time carefully and decide where you're going to have lunch/snacks.

Full day (10am - 5pm)

We are currently updating our suggested itineraries.

Half day (10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm)

We are currently updating our suggested itineraries.


Getting here

Follow the A40 to Crickhowell, then follow signs for Llangattock. Once you have crossed over the river Usk, turn left and immediately right. Stay on this road as it goes up hill towards the canal. Do not take the right turning signposted Beaufort. Go slowly over the stone canal bridge and take the next left into our private wharf. At the gates, please phone for access and parking instructions.                     

Learning the ropes

Before you start your cruise, you'll watch a 5-minute information film which tells you everything you need to know about taking one of our boats on the canal. Next you'll be given your life jacket: we offer life jackets to everyone, and non-swimmers and under-16 year olds are required to wear one. Then it's into the boat and a member of staff will run through the controls so you can have a safe, enjoyable trip on the canal. And in case you need a reminder later on in the day, you'll find in your boat some laminated sheets to help you - foolproof instructions, a map and our telephone number!


Please have your credit/debit card ready so you can pay when you call us to make your booking. We also ask that you leave your car keys with us while cruising. We will keep them locked away safely until you return.


You can moor up for a picnic virtually anywhere on the towpath side of the canal. There are several places to purchase sandwiches and drinks in nearby Crickhowell so you might like to stop off there first.

Places to eat

We are currently updating this section.


Things to take with you

Some of these things might seem really obvious but we know people who've forgotten them!

  • Flask of tea/coffee, bottled water, cakes and snacks
  • Warm clothing and waterproofs, in case it turns cold or wet
  • Sensible footwear
  • Sun cream and hats
  • Cushions for anyone who wants a softer seat
  • Money, if you intend stopping at one of the canalside pubs


You will be given a Canal & River Trust key which gives you access to the toilet blocks at
Govilon (between bridges 96 and 97)
Gilwern (between bridges 103 and 104)
Llangattock (between bridges 115 and 116)
Llangynidr (between bridges 133 and 134)

There are public toilets in nearby Crickhowell, and you may also wish to combine your trip with a visit to a canalside pub.

Terms and conditions of hire

Here are our detailed terms & conditions of hire.