Explore the Great Ouse

Cruise with us on Artful Dodger

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April to October

Wednesday River Trips
9.30am Willington to Bedford
3.00pm Bedford to Willington

Local trips in Bedford from the Town Bridge

Weekend Trips

3.30pm Sundays from Danish Camp
Local one hour trips from Willington
Adults £12 Children £6

Other trips and private hire by arrangement

Enjoy breakfasts, lunches and Cream Teas served on board (Pre-ordered)
  •  Licensed for 12 Passengers
  • Birthday Parties and Celebrations
  • Corporate events

Please note that if river levels are high, or weather conditions poor, the Artful Dodger will not be able to operate.

‘One-Hour’ Self Drive Boat Hire

BoatHireWe  have a number of ultra-safe boats for hire on the river. Powered by Electric outboard motors, they are each suitable for up to 4 passengers. We provide buoyancy aids free of charge and the river provides a safe environment for bird and wildlife spotting and easy cruising for a minimum of 2 miles in each direction. There’s no need to book – just turn up!

Conditions of Hire

  • £30 for one hour – plus £30 deposit
  • Age restrictions apply
  • Person hiring boat must be over 21
  • Identification & proof of age will be required