Ship Ahoy in town!

Published on 01 June 2021

Event in Bedford Town Centre

From July 1st the much-loved John Bunyan Boat cruises will be returning to the river. Book and then jump on board at Sovereigns Quay near the Riverside complex.

  • Thursday and Sunday Afternoon Public Cruises towards Kempston and Cardington Lock from Sovereigns Quay.  During the Wimbledon Period, Strawberries and Cream will be an additional menu item.
  • The Thursday Walkers Special from Priory Marina to Sovereigns Quay (one way cruise) will be running.
  • The highly popular Saturday Evening Fish & Chip Supper Cruise returns, running from Priory Marina, and now it’s a two-hour cruise to give you time to enjoy the food, and drinks from the bar.
  • Our monthly Jazz Evening Cruises with a top jazz trio, and the Motown Cruises with DJ Keith Stewart will be back on Thursday evenings.
  • A new venue for our Wednesday Afternoon Tea is the Mercure Bedford Central Hotel (formerly The Moat House), a lovely cruise from Priory Marina, the hotel has fabulous view overlooking the river, a great afternoon out.
  • Our premium cruise for lunch at The Anchor, Great Barford is also a monthly cruise on a Wednesday. Almost a complete day out.

Should the government delay the removal of social distancing, the number of passengers will be restricted, and covid restrictions will still apply.

For details of prices, times and dates, and how to book tickets, visit our new look website.


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