Dragonfly Trips at Wichelstowe

Email or phone to book a trip on Dragonfly
 boat.bookings@wbct.org.uk  07401 220076

Dragonfly is a great way to see the restored section of the canal in Swindon. She is of traditional narrowboat design, with a steel hull and superstructure. She can carry up to 12 passengers and 2 crew, has plenty of room inside with heating so is comfortable even if the weather is poor. In good weather there is plenty of room for passengers outside the cabin. The engine has a sound reducer for a smooth, quiet experience.

There is a hydraulic lift to allow wheelchair users or those who have a mobility problem to access the boat from the landing stage. Please note that there is only space for one wheelchair, and it is not possible to get larger powered wheelchairs on the lift. 

Our Dragonfly Experience trips run from the landing stage at Waitrose, Wichelstowe, SN1 7BX. Please remember we require a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 3 children; you can just turn up on the day, but if you want to be certain, please book using the telephone number or email below. 

Trips last approximately 20 mins. Fares are £4 for 14+ years, £2 for children and under 2s are FREE (max 3 children per adult). Trips (depending on season) run at weekends & Bank Holidays, plus Wednesdays during the spring & summer school holidays, from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm and run approximately on the hour and half hour, weather permitting.

To book, call (but do not text) the boat team on 07401 220076 or preferably email boat.bookings@wbct.org.uk

If you would like to purchase a trip voucher as a present for a friend, we offer them at £12 for a family of 2 adults & 2 children – those under two go free.  To obtain one, please email  cheryll.yeowell@wbct.org.uk


Information on boat trips at Pewsham

IMG 3134At Pewsham ad hoc boat trips usually take place on the second Saturday of each month from April to September weather and water depth permitting. No need to book or buy tickets, just turn up and make a donation.
We use The Mary Archard which is our aluminium ‘wheely’ boat that is capable of taking a wheel chair for those who have mobility issues. The trip leaves from The Wharf at Pewsham and goes to Double Bridge and back. At the Wharf we run a ‘Pop up’ café that serves delicious cakes and refreshments whilst some of our local volunteers will be available to give details of the history of the canal and our current restoration work and hopes for the future.

Unfortunately there is no parking at the Wharf with the nearest public car park at Tesco Pewsham meaning a 2km flat walk along the footpath / cycle path that runs right past The Wharf and along the canal.