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.
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.
Trips normally 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.
However with the temporary closure of the canal by Waitrose, we will be operating shorter trips from our landing stage near the bottom of Kingshill in Swindon. We will not be able to re-start our weekend public trips at Easter as usual, but will do so, from Waitrose, once the canal is re-opened. At the time of writing this is expected to be some time in July 2018. In the meantime, we welcome bookings from groups of up to 12 as Charters – see below.
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.