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Derby Riverboat Trips

Adults £7 Under 3 Free but still require a ticket


Build has finished on the boat, however, we are unable to take passengers under the current Covid-19 government guidelines. Derby Riverboat trips will launch when permitted in the lifting of restrictions which is currently at the end of June. We will update this page as the guidelines change and tickets go on sale.

Soon, Derby river boat trips will commence on the River Derwent. The 45 minute cruise will depart the boarding platform next to Exeter Bridge and make its way north to Darley Abbey and back again.

Learning about the river, the wildlife, Derby’s place in history and our exciting plans for its future via our on board audio commentary. There will also be activities and challenges for children of all ages. You will also be able to view the world’s first river plastic collection robot designed by Rolls-Royce trainees.

Or simply sit back on the open air foredeck and enjoy the sun and sights of the Museum of Making, Darley Park and the Derwent Valley. There will be hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available on the on board café.

Full tour dates and times TBC. Keep up to date with the river boat build through the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s Facebook page.

Suitable for all ages
Fully wheelchair accessible
Maximum 12 passengers per cruise
Please ensure you arrive at the boarding platform 10 minutes before departure
All tickets include a 50p booking fee



The Derby Riverboat is Coming!

In 2020, there will be a new vessel sailing on the River Derwent in Derby!

Derby Riverboat Trips
Exeter Bridge Boarding Platform Derby DE1 2ED

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