Take a trip on the Trust's narrow boat
Dragonfly is a great way to see the restored section of the canal in Swindon.
Dragonfly is of traditional construction, having a steel hull and superstructure. She can carry up to 12 passengers and 2 crew, has plenty of room inside and with heating and a table, is ideal for parties or meetings, even if the weather is poor. When the weather is good, there is also plenty of room for passengers outside the cabin. She has a galley with hob, fridge and sinks. The engine has sound reduction for a smooth, quiet experience.
Trips run from the landing stage at Waitrose, Wichelstowe, Swindon to Kingshill and return to Waitrose, lasting approximately 50 minutes.. Use the postcode SN1 7BX to find the landing stage.
There is a wheelchair lift to allow people who use a wheelchair or have a mobility problem to access the boat from the landing stage.
Dragonfly trips run on Saturdays and Sundays, at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 2.45pm.
In the school summer holidays addition trips will run on Wednesdays - July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, at the same times as above.
Children £2 (2 to 15 years)
As well as the regular timetable, the boat can be chartered, subject to crew availability, during the week or at weekends. It is popular for birthday and anniversary parties, including pirate parties, club meetings and get togethers, in the day or summer evenings. Plenty of notice is good to make it easier to find crew.