Sudbury Boat Trips

Rosette, Francis J Batten, Edwardian Lady and John Constable operate on the three mile stretch between Sudbury, Great Cornard and Great Henny.

Our boats are crewed by fully trained volunteers and are available for scheduled trips and private charters. Proceeds go towards the charitable aims and objectives of the River Stour Trust.

View our Sudbury Boats – click here (opens new window).

We also operate boat trips along the lower the Dedham Vale section of the River Stour between Stratford St Mary, Dedham, Flatford and Brantham. Click here for more information.


Saturdays & Sundays Henny Swan Lunch Cruise4 hours11amPre-book See below or
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Saturdays & Sundays Henny Short Trips30 mins 12.15pm or 1.15pmPre-book (& walk on)At The Henny Swan (subject to Henny Lunch Cruise running)
Sundays Granary Short Trips30 mins 11am-4pmWalk on At The Granary
Wednesdays in August Granary Short Trips 30 mins 12am-4pmWalk on At The Granary

Boarding Location – Sudbury Short Trips & Henny Swan Lunch Cruise

  • The Granary, Quay Lane , Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN
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    • Tel: 0845 803 5787 (RST volunteers on site an hour before cruise)
  • On Sundays, our Tea Room is open 10.30am-4pm
  • Car parking adjacent to The Granary is free but we are unable to guarantee spaces. There is also additional parking past the Quay Theatre or in the town only a short walk away. The venue is within easy walking distance of the town centre and public transport links.

Boarding Location – Henny Short Trips

  • The Henny Swan, Henny Street, Great Henny, Suffolk, CO10 7LS
    • Tel: 01787 267953


Passenger Types & FaresCount towards boat capacityAll Short TripsHenny Swan Luch Cruise OFF PEAKHenny Swan Luch Cruise PEAK
Adult (12 years+)Yes£6.00£16.00£18.00
Child (5-11 years)Yes£3.00£8.00£8.00
Infant (1-4 years)YesN/AN/AN/A
Baby (under 12 months)NoN/AN/AN/A
  • Online booking is available until 10am on the Friday before each weekend.
  • Click on the button below for the weekend cruise dates and availability (or call 01787 313199- weekdays only).
  • Click here for online booking guidance.
  • All Henny Swan Lunch Cruise bookings must independently contact Henny Swan (01787 267953 and/or to:
    • confirm their 12pm table booking
    • Please remember to mention your special travel arrangements and any special requirements e.g. ‘dog friendly’ dining area.


The charter period of up to 4 hours allows for the 2-hour return jouney to Henny (including a couple of passages through Great Cornard Lock) and a 2-hour stop at The Henny Swan. The charter fee is per boat and is irrespective of the number of passengers.

(Jul & Aug)
John ConstableRestored Stour Lighter retains its historic features so it is an open, uncovered boat. However, a purpose-built canopy can be fitted before your journey to act as shelter from the rain or the sunshine. 12£220.00£220.00
Edwardian LadyEdwardian style, electric boat with a fixed canopy and removable windows. 12£180.00£216.00
Rosette Edwardian style, electric boat with a fixed canopy and removable windows.8£120.00£144.00
Francis J Batten (FJ)Specially adapted pontoon-style boat with a fixed canopy and removable windows. She is suitable for those with impaired mobility or wheelchair users although this does affect capacity8*
Passenger numbers are subject to load capacity (average 82.5kg per person).
* A manual wheelchair will count as 1 passenger. An electric wheelchair or 2 manual wheelchairs will each count as 3 passengers.