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Narrowboat Adventure

Two narrowboats available for public, school and community group trips around the waterways of Nottingham!

Nottingham Narrowboat Project is now a registered charity

Located in the City Centre on the Nottingham Canal, we offer half day, full day, residential and evening (summertime only) trips for groups of up to 24 people to experience their environment from our two 70ft narrowboats, Megan and Tinkers Leen, both staffed by our highly experienced skippers.

We offer a safe, accessible programme, with one boat fitted with a hydraulic lift to enable access for a variety of people including wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

We aim to provide a waterways experience including boat helming, working the canal's locks, water safety and a general taster of waterways life. All of our trips with young people will offer new experiences and learning outcomes for them.

For more information download the Narrowboat Adventure Information Pack.

Half day and whole day trips on the Nottingham Canal and River Trent can include:

  • Team Building for Groups and Corporate Enterprises
  • Waterways Safety
  • Exploration of the Natural Environment and Conservation Work
  • Exploration of the Built Environment
  • Local History and Geography
  • Art and Photography
  • Adventure Activities
  • Teamwork and Skills in Crewing a Boat
  • Boat Handling and Lock Working

Pricing Chart

Prices Per Boat

Half day Narrowboat hire

Up to 12 participants per boat

Full day Narrowboat hire

Up to 12 participants per boat

City Young People



Non City Young People






 Weekend  £170  £260


4 hours

6 hours

New adventures available on request

Residential opportunities can also be accommodated with our narrowboats for 1, 2 or 3 nights. Contact us for more information, details of overnight programmes and a quote for your group.

The Narrowboat Project is also an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme for Gold residentials. Work on board as a crew member gaining your "Community Crew Course" and "Boat Handling Skills" certificates endorsed by the National Community Boating Association (NCBA). Skills learnt will include boat handling, lock working, waterways safety and a general taster of waterways life all set in an informal and relaxed environment.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, develop confidence, build new relationships, work as part of a team, develop communication skills, show initiative and enjoy exciting new challenges overseen by experienced and qualified skippers. For more information please contact The Nottingham Narrowboat Project directly on:

Try your hand at the helm!

For information on the programmes offered at The Canal House Wharf Narrowboat Project contact the Adventure Team.

Venue Address

Nottingham City Council Narrowboat Project:
Unit 2 Canalside (Behind Canal House Pub)
Canal Street

Contact Details

Adventure College
Street Centre
College Street