Derby Riverboat Group Trips

Group rate £7.20 per person minimum 8 people, max 12 people. The trips are available on Thursday and Friday afternoon between May and October.

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Derby Riverboat Trips
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Eco-Friendly River Cruises from April to October 2024

The 45 minute Mill-to Mill cruise departs from the temporary Causey Bridge Boarding Platform, the opposite side of the river to the Museum of Making. The route will take you through the beautiful Darley Park, alongside the historic Chester Green and up to the picturesque suburb of Darley Abbey before returning to Causey Bridge.

Outram is a zero-emission, solar power, electric boat, designed to preserve this special environmental setting. Choose between our outdoor foredeck or relax in the inside cabin as you cruise along the UK’s most bio-diverse urban river in comfort. Keep a look out for Kingfishers! Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments will be available from our on board café, and sustainable gifts are available from our onboard gift shop.

An onboard audio commentary, full of historical interesting stories, accompanies the cruise read by acting legend, Sir David Suchet. There are activity packs, interactive STEM demos and a toy box to keep children entertained on the trip. Click on the link to view our brochure for more information.


Please note that the temporary boarding platform for 2024 is next to Causey Bridge. For more information, please visit our website Website or follow us on Instagramand Facebook.


  • Suitable for all ages - Children must be supervised and accompanied at all times
  • No dogs allowed
  • The boat itself is fully accessible, however until a permanent boarding platform can be installed the boat trips will be only accessible to customers who are able to use a pool style ladder onto the boat.
  • Maximum 12 passengers per cruise

Please ensure you arrive at the boarding platform 10 minutes before departure

Group rate £7.20 per person (minimum 8 people, max 12 people)

For more information, please visit our website Website or follow us on Facebook

Please note: The Derby Riverboat cannot operate in high water conditions. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to river conditions, possibly with little notice, a full refund will be provided. 

The Derby Riverboat Group Trips is part of a Suite of Derby Tours that are near enough to walk from venue to venue.  The other tours are Group Tour of the Museum of Making at Derby Silk MillDerby Cathedral Group TourGroup Tour of the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Group Tour of Pickford's House.  Each tour lasts approximately one hour. 

To enquire and book, please contact Derby Riverboat Group trips directly.  If you would like to enjoy two or more tours or have a larger group and would like us to help arrange your visit with the other venues, please complete our group tour enquiry form marking the venue you wish to visit first.    

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