Public Boat Trips on Perseverance
on Saturdays at Ebley
April – September
12 noon to 4:30 pm
Children under 16yrs £3
Children under 5yrs FREE!
Free parking in SDC Visitors Car Park
Car Park Exit Code will be given to you on the boat
Commitments to ‘Bridal Boating’
Perseverance is becoming a favourite for weddings on Saturdays at St Cyrs Church and The Stonehouse Court Hotel.
Public trips are therefore not available when Perseverance is booked for the bridal party. Such Saturday dates will be detailed on this page.
On wedding days an ‘A’ Board explaining that Perseverance is away on a Wedding Charter will be positioned close to the swing bridge.
A Green & White Feather Flag will fly on Public Trip Cruising Days
A white A Board indicates a Wedding Day
The Operations Wharf is immediately outside Kitsch Cafe at Ebley Mill
How to find us
Sat Nav users will be assisted by the postcode 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 coordinates 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 — £40 an hour — For groups of up to twelve people
Minimum 2 hours charter
Booking Now — Call Charter Bookings on 01453 752 568
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 — £120
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.
The lunch menu is available from 12 pm – 2 pm, offering a bistro menu and light bites.
Afternoon Tea can be taken in the lounge or on the garden terrace between 12 pm & 5 pm, 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 — £80
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, ascend Dudbridge Locks 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.
Or, dependent upon the time of day…. after the cruise, you might enjoy an al-fresco ice cream or coffee & cake
or perhaps a glass of wine at the quirkily furnished K Cafe nearby
Call Charter Bookings on 01453 752 568 to discuss your choice of Private Party Charters
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.