Lots of Bedford cruises

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

IF YOU would like to experience the River Great Ouse in Bedford, the John Bunyan Boat Team have now published  their cruise programme on the river for the 2018 season.

This year’s public cruises launches on Saturday 7th April with an evening Fish and Chip Supper Cruise from Sovereigns Quay (next to Star Rowing Club, and close to Riverside Bedford,)

john bunyanJazz cruise

The first monthly Jazz Cruise of the season sails from The Barns Hotel on Thursday 19th April. along with a Motown-Soul Cruise with DJ Keith Stewart on a monthly basis commencing on 10th May.

The Afternoon Tea Cruise to The Barns Hotel commences on Wednesday 2nd May and runs throughout the season.

The standard Sunday Afternoon Cruises sail from Priory Marina and Sovereigns Quay from 13th May with the Thursday Afternoon Cruise sailing from Sovereigns Quay from 14th June.

Tea cruises

The Saturday afternoon Tea Cruises with the Bedford Swan Hotel run from the Swan Steps (at the bottom of Newnham Road) from 2nd June whilst the Saturday Evening Sunset Cruises with the Bedford Swan Hotel runs from 26th May.

The Anchor Lunch Cruise to The Anchor Inn, Great Barford with return by coach sails from Priory Marina, the first one being 20th June at 10.00am.

A new innovation is a Walkers Special run on Thursdays at 1.30pm offering a one-way ride from Priory Marina to Sovereigns Quay (in the Town Centre) The passengers are then free to enjoy Bedford Town Centre with a walk back alongside the river to Priory Marina (visiting the cafes etc. on the way!)

Folk music

Another new cruise is 'Folk On The Boat' run in association with Mill Race Folk and will feature various folk music artistes. The first of these is on Thursday 14th June from The Barns Hotel.

Full details of the cruises, times, prices etc. can be found on the website www.johnbunyanboat.org