Public Boat Trips on Perseverance
on Saturdays at Ebley
Public boat trips on Perseverance operate from the Operations Wharf at Ebley Mill
from 12noon – 4:30pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays, from Easter
until 1st October inclusive
The Perseverance crew are qualified in all aspects of Trip Boat Operation having attained The Royal Yachting Association Inland Waterways Helmsman’s Certificate together with The Inland Waterways Association Certificate of Boat Management.
The Operations Wharf is close to the pedestrian swing bridge at Ebley MillTrips & Times
Saturdays & Bank Holiday Mondays
Easter to 1st October inclusive
12noon – 4.30pm
25 minute cruises
- Adults £5
- Children under 16yrs £3
- Children under 5yrs FREE!
How to find us
Sat Nav users will be assisted by the post code GL5 4UB closest to the Operations Wharf. (Stroud District Council Offices at Ebley Mill)
Click the link below for a Google Map of the area
Ebley Wharf, Ebley, Stroud, GL5 4SR
Alternatively, if you are walking the towpath using an OS map… the co-ordinates of the actual Operations Wharf are +51° 44′ 24.38″, -2° 15′ 1.50″
Free parking, for the duration of your trip, is available in Ebley Mill Visitors car park.
Drive over Cloth Mills Bridge. Enter the barrier controlled car park on the right.
You will be given the exit code when you purchase your boat trip ticket.
No need to book – Just turn up and have fun!
Private Party Charters on Perseverance
Sunday to Friday throughout the year — £35 an hour — Minimum 2 hours charter
Booking Now — Call Charter Bookings on 07960 821 642
Please book at least seven days in advance to allow for volunteer crews to be organised
The trip boat Perseverance is licensed to carry twelve passengers. It is fitted with a picnic table and toilet compartment. The boat and crew can be chartered throughout the year for periods of two, three, four or more hours. Reunions, birthday parties, picnics & pirate adventures are so much better on a boat!
Cruise One — Three Hours — £105
Ebley — Ryeford Double Lock — Stonehouse Court — Return to Ebley
Depart Ebley Mill Wharf and cruise west through Ryeford Double Lock. Then cruise on through the Ryeford Pedestrian Swing Bridge, through the hamlet of Ryeford and under the old skew railway bridge. Continuing to cruise in a westerly direction you will next pass through Upper Mills Bridge and on under Bridgend Bridge to pass Stonehouse wharf on the right.
Next you will pass through the interesting Nutshell Bridge before the picturesque St Cyrs Church comes into view on the right hand bank.As the boat turns at Ocean Bridge there is an opportunity to take photographs featuring the popular view of
St Cyrs Church.
We then return to, and ascend Ryeford Double Lock, to carry on eastward to Ebley.
Subject to available time and prevailing navigation conditions an extension to this route may be possible,
before returning to disembark at Ebley Wharf.
Cruise One — Upgraded — Four Hours (or longer)
Lunch or Afternoon Tea at Stonehouse Court Hotel
When we take your cruise booking we contact The Stonehouse Court Hotel to reserve the table for your group.
Lunch menu is available from 12pm – 2pm, offering a bistro menu and light bites.
Afternoon Tea can be taken in the lounge or on the garden terrace between 12pm & 5pm, 7 days a week.
You will be required to call the hotel catering manager on 01453 794 950 in advance
to select your lunch or afternoon tea order.
Cruise Two — Two hours — £70
A leisurely cruise from Ebley with a choice of two directions
a) In a westerly direction through Ryeford Double Lock and swing bridge
then turn after Ryeford Wharf. or
b) In an easterly direction through Hilly Orchard Bridge to Dudbridge Wharf and return.Each route provides its own interest.
Make it a Picnic Cruise
You could enhance cruises 1 & 2 by bringing along your own picnic.
Alternatively, you can order a traditional picnic hamper from Ebley’s canalside Munch Café.
Simply pay for and pick up your picnic hamper immediately prior to boarding the boat.
Call 07773 931 198
Or, dependent upon the time of day…. after the cruise you might enjoy an al-fresco ice cream or coffee & cake at Munch Cafe.
Or perhaps a glass of wine at the quirkily furnished K Cafe nearby
Call Charter Bookings on 07960 821 642 to discuss your choice of Private Party Charters
Or Email the Charters Administrator
Make that ‘special day’ even more memorable
The closeness of the historic Stonehouse Court Hotel to St Cyrs Church makes Stonehouse a unique canal-side venue for spiritual & celebratory events.
The hotel is well known for organising impressive weddings. Ceremonies take place at the hotel or at St. Cyrs Church.
The site now has its own boat landing stage and brides have already arrived by boat.That ‘special day’ could be made even more memorable.
The bride could arrive on board the narrowboat Perseverance and the happy couple could cruise away on the same boat to begin their life together.
The Stonehouse Court Hotel events team will help with the organisation of weddings,
corporate events and other special occasions centred on the hotel.