Re-launch of our Sudbury boat trips

Our Sudbury operations are returning from Monday 28 June subject to restrictions based on current rules on social distancing and gatherings.

Unfortunately, our specially adapted disabled access boat, Francis J, is temporarily unavailable following the theft of its outboard engine but should be back in service before the end of the season.

Covid-19 Service Restrictions

Our boats are adhering to social distancing and indoor meeting regulations so will be operating differently and at a reduced capacity until restrictions are lifted.

Boat (click on name to view boat)Current Covid Restricted CapacityFuture Normal Capacity
Rosette6 passengers 8 passengers
Edwardian Lady8 passengers12 passengers
John Constable12 passengers (split into 2 groups of 6)12 passengers
Francis J Batten 6 passengers8 passengers (including wheelchair users)
All our boats are crewed by our fully trained volunteers – 2 per boat

Bookings per boat must currently abide by the limits as follows:

  • Rule of 6 (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6, the party can be made up from multiple households) or, if the group exceeds 6 persons;
  • 2 households (applies if the group exceeds 6 persons, each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
TripDaysTimesFaresHow to Book
Scheduled Henny Swan Lunch CruiseWeekend11am-3pm (duration)Per person (peak and off peak rate apply)Book online or call 01787 313199
Private Charter – subject to existing bookings & commitmentsWeekdayUp to 4 hours by arrangementPer boat (click here)Call 01787 313199
Scheduled Cornard Lock TripsSundays – dates TBC30mins trips (as per timetable)Per personFirst come, first served!

There are also plans to re-open The Granary Tea Room on Sundays, subject to volunteer availability; whilst on other days the venue itself is now available for weddings and event hire.

We anticipate that rules may be relaxed further subject to Government policy in July enabling us to resume a full service at capacity.

The resumption of our activities is only possible through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers who have been undergoing refresher training. We are keen to welcome new volunteers to crew the boats, help in the tea room, with educational activities or at our annual events. 

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