Trip Boats Wiggonholt, Zachariah Keppel, Josias Jessop.
Wiggonholt Zachariah Keppel Josias Jessop

The Trust's trading company, W&A Enterprises Ltd, on behalf of The Wey & Arun Canal Trust, runs three trip boats. Our electrically powered boat, Wiggonholt, is wider than a conventional narrowboat and can accommodate up to 50 passengers. It has an access lift for passengers with mobility difficulties. (Please note that mobility impaired passengers should make themselves known to the boat crew or ticket office at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.)

The boats cruise along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border.

Public trips run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday during the season.

Please note that there will be no public boat trips on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

due to the Easter Bunny trips.

CRUISES for 2017

  • Public trips in 2017 begin on Saturday 1st April and run until Sunday 29th October, 2017.
  • Mobility Access: If you require the access lift for passenger use only or with a wheelchair, please book your tickets in advance of the day to ensure Wiggonholt is available for your trip.
  • Our seasonal Special cruises run on various days through the year
  • Private charters are also available
  • Print a map of your trip

Unless otherwise indicated, all boat trips depart from the Canal Centre behind the Onslow Arms in Loxwood RH14 0RD.

Bookings:
Phone: 01403 752403 (Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm)
Email: office@weyandarun.co.uk

A large car and coach park for canal visitors is available beyond the Onslow Arms car park.


Informative maps of the Trip Boat destinations:-
   Loxwood to Brewhurst     Loxwood to Drungewick     Loxwood to Southland    
These maps may be printed on A4 paper and taken with you on your trip.


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(Child fares apply for children aged 1 - 12 on Special Cruises)

* Please note that we can only cater for vegetarians on the evening trips and gluten free passengers on the Cream Tea and Mothering Sunday trips. We are unable to cater for any other specific dietary requirements.*

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Special Cruises 2017 ..... Santa cruises will appear later in the year!
  Dates Depart Duration Adult Child  
Midsummer Supper 23 June 2017 7.30pm 2.5 hours £20 Fully Booked
Celebrate the Summer Solstice by gently cruising through beautiful countryside on one of the longest evenings of the year. Enjoy a sparkling summer drink and a sensational two course supper.
Cream Tea Voyage 28 June 2017 2.15pm, 4.30pm 90 mins £13 £13 Fully Booked
Sit back, relax and relish a delicious cream tea on board Wiggonholt!
Pimm's & Posh Ploughman's 7 July 2017 7.30 2.5 hrs £20 Fully Booked
Savour an evening trip on the canal whilst enjoying a glass of Pimm's and a very special Ploughman's Supper.
Cream Tea Voyage 18 July 2017 2.15pm and 4.30pm 90 mins £13 £13 Fully Booked
A delicious cream tea awaits to be served on board Wiggonholt. Enjoy the scones, cream and jam whilst slowly passing the scenery along the Wey and Arun Canal.
Pimm's & Picnic 21 July 2017 7.30 2.5hrs £20 Booking essential
For those unable to join us on this trip earlier in the year, the Special Events Committee offers guests another opportunity to enjoy this highly successful cruise. Experience a leisurely summer evening trip on the canal sipping a glass of punch and tucking into a delicious picnic.
Pirates & Princesses 27 July 2017 11.00 and 2pm 90 mins £11 £11 Booking essential - book early to avoid disappointment!
Come suitably dressed and help defeat the pirates and rescue the princess!
Pimm's & Posh Ploughman's 4 August 2017 7.30 2.5 hrs £20 Booking essential
Join us on a leisurely evening trip on the canal whilst enjoying a glass of Pimm's and a very special Ploughman's Supper.
Cream Tea Voyage 8 August 2017 2.15pm, 4.30pm 90 mins £13 £13 Fully Booked
Enjoy the scones, cream and jam whilst taking in the slowly passing scenery along the Wey and Arun Canal.
Pirates & Princesses 9 August 2017 11.00 and 2pm 90 mins £11 £11 Booking essential - book early to avoid disappointment!
The Pirates are back again! Come suitably dressed and help defeat the pirates and rescue the princess!
Quiz & Nibbles 18 August 2017 6.30pm 90 mins £40 per table of 4 Booking essential
Enjoy a topical quiz, a glass of wine and a selection of 'nibbles' whilst gently cruising along the beautiful Wey & Arun Canal.
Pirates & Princesses 24 August 2017 11.00 and 2pm 90 mins £11 £11 Booking essential - book early to avoid disappointment!
The final opportunity to drive those naughty pirates back to the high seas where they belong! Join in the excitement and help defeat the pirates and rescue the princess!
Cream Tea Voyage 6 September 2017 2.15pm, 4.30pm 90 mins £13 £13 2.15pm Fully Booked. New: 4.30pm trip added!
Your last opportunity this season to join us for a delicious cream tea served on board Wiggonholt. Enjoy the scones, cream and jam whilst slowly passing the scenery along the Wey and Arun Canal.
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PUBLIC TRIPS 2017

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Regular Public Trips run from 1st April until 29th October 2017
SATURDAYS Duration Adult Child*** Journey Details
12:15pm 50 mins £6 £3 Trip to Devil's Hole Lock;
13:30pm 35 mins £5 £2.50 Trip to Brewhurst Bridge;
14.30pm 3.5 hrs £12 £6 Trip to Drungewick Lock;
SUNDAYS * Duration Adult Child*** Journey Details
12:30pm 35 mins £5 £2.50 Trip to Brewhurst Bridge;
13:30pm 1.5 hrs £8 £4 Trip to Baldwin's Knob Lock;
15.30pm 1.5 hrs £8 £4 Trip to Southland Lock;

* The Sunday timetable also applies to Bank Holiday Mondays.

** Mobility Access: If you require the access lift for passenger use only or with a wheelchair, please book your tickets in advance of the day to ensure Wiggonholt is available for your trip.

Please check with the Canal Centre at the weekend on 01403 753999.

*** Children under 4 travel free, on Public Trips, and child fares apply for children from age 4 to 12.

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CHARTERS 2017

Private charter bookings are also available - an ideal way to celebrate a birthday, a special occasion, or a corporate event. A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is required to book a private charter.

Private Charter - LOW SEASON (April, May, September and October)
Our Boats Wiggonholt*** Zachariah Keppel** Josias Jessop
Seats Maximum 54 Maximum 27 Maximum 9
Weekdays 1h:30m @ £280 1h:30m @ £155 1h:30m @ £90
2h:30m @ £315 2h:00m @ £175 2h:00m @ £110
3h:30m @ £370 3h:00m @ £205 3h:00m @ £130
4h:15m @ £425 3h:30m @ £240 3h:30m @ £150
Weekend 1h:30m @ £355 1h:30m @ £205 1h:30m @ £110
2h:30m @ £390 2h:00m @ £225 2h:00m @ £130
3h:30m @ £445 3h:00m @ £255 3h:00m @ £150
4h:15m @ £500 3h:30m @ £290 3h:30m @ £170

Private Charter - HIGH SEASON (June, July and August)
Our Boats Wiggonholt*** Zachariah Keppel** Josias Jessop
Seats Maximum 54 Maximum 27 Maximum 9
Weekdays 1h:30m @ £355 1h:30m @ £205 1h:30m @ £110
2h:30m @ £390 2h:00m @ £225 2h:00m @ £130
3h:30m @ £445 3h:00m @ £255 3h:00m @ £150
4h:15m @ £500 3h:30m @ £290 3h:30m @ £170
Weekend 1h:30m @ £430 1h:30m @ £255 1h:30m @ £130
2h:30m @ £465 2h:00m @ £275 2h:00m @ £150
3h:30m @ £520 3h:00m @ £305 3h:00m @ £170
4h:15m @ £575 3h:30m @ £340 3h:30m @ £190

** Zachariah Keppel is accessed via a few narrow steep steps and, although help will be on hand, passengers with very limited mobility will board at their own risk.

*** Our electric boat offers flexibility for seating and table arrangement. It has an access lift for wheelchairs and mobility impaired passengers. Please note that the Wiggonholt is not available to charter for weekend afternoons during high season (15th April - 16th September 2017). Please enquire for all other times.

Tea/coffee/soft drinks may be ordered (and paid for) in advance. Alternatively, catering may be arranged with the Onslow Arms, bring your own food or use an outside caterer - just ask and we can tailor the trips to suit you!

Landing stage with free car and coach parking behind the Onslow Arms, Loxwood, West Sussex.

All skippers and crew are members of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust and are volunteers. Our boats have to undergo regular safety inspection by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency - an executive agency of the Department for Transport). Skippers are in possession of a current Boatmaster's Licence issued by the MCA - so you are in safe hands!

For further information, and for bookings, contact - (UK) 01403 752403 (weekday mornings + answerphone).

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