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Ahoy there for the last time!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who visited in the last three years.

It's been a pleasure to give so many people

their first electric boating experience.

It's devastating to be closing down this otherwise successful enterprise.

The CRT have all but forced me out, withholding key information despite having approved and watched me financially commit to an expansion this year.​

There are also problems with water depths: the Barge Arm and

other areas of the docks are perilously shallow despite

CRT handing out millions of pounds to dredging contractors.

I remain hopeful that the Floating Sleigh will return in one guise or another,

just not on Canal and River Trust waters.

Unfortunately the hire boats at Saul Junction had to close down this year too,

allegedly because they couldn't get a guarantee from CRT of the bridges being open.

There are two great providers up the river who both offer a fantastic service.


Keep Floatin'

Cap'n Jack

Our Services

  • A great way to have a go at boating!

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    30 min

    30 British pounds
  • See more of the canal, as far as the outskirts of Gloucester.

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    1 hr

    50 British pounds
  • Catch a glimpse of the more scenic parts of the Gloucester canal.

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    2 hr

    80 British pounds
  • Travel even further down the canal and enjoy tranquil countryside.

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    3 hr

    100 British pounds

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The Barge Arm, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2DN

Tel. 07762741972

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Don't just take it from us!

"A great morning out with the family, very easy to do, all the children had a go at steering."

"Our second time this year and just as enjoyable as the first. Only had time for a 30 minute cruise - an hour is better - but still fun in an excellent boat after professional guidance. The photo from the bridge makes a great momento!"

"We booked an electric boat in the docks and had a great trip up the canal. The staff was super friendly and gave easy instructions. Will definitely use them again 100%"

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