John Varley will be running Santa Special trips on every Saturday and Sunday from 19th November to 18th December and on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December.
All leave from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield, S41 7JB.
On all our Santa Special Cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult. £7 per person.
For bookings, ring 01629 533020.
The John Varley II runs trips from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield.
It is a brand new, state of the art tripboat with a large wheelchair lift, a foredeck, a hearing loop and lots of other superb features including two stained glass portholes.
Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.
Regular Sunday trips and Full Length trips 2017
For all bookings and information about the following, ring 01629 533020.
All sailings leave from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield, S41 7JB.
2-hour trips at 10.00 every Sunday from April to October. (£8.50/£7.50). Booking essential.
45 minute trips at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to October plus Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Derbyshire school holidays. (£4.50/£4). No booking - just turn up.
Ice Cream Specials on Saturdays in July and August. Every half hour from 10 a.m. (£5 including an ice cream of your choice).
Six hour Cruises (10 miles, 10 locks) on February 8th, March 8th & 25th, April 12th & 29th, May 10th & 27th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th & 26th, September 13th and 30th, October 11th & 28th, November 8th. (10 a.m. sailing; £21 and £16). Booking essential.
Six Hour Special Occasion Cruises (10 miles, 10 locks) - these include a meal at Hollingwood Hub - on New Year’s Day (1st January), Valentine’s Day (14th February), St George’s Day (23rd April), Armed Forces Day (24th June), Festival of Archaeology (29th July). (10 a.m. sailing; £26 and £21). Booking essential.
Easter Eggcitement on 14th, 15th & 16th April with an Easter Egg for every child. (£7). Booking essential.
Two hour Summertime Wednesday Evening Cruises in May, June and July. Dates t.b.a. (7 p.m. sailing; £16; adults only). Booking essential.
Two hour Summertime Wednesday Evening Cruise and Dine from April to September. Cruise to the Mill Pub at Brimington, to enjoy a quiet meal in the pub’s new Tea Rooms. Choose from our four menus and sweets. Dates t.b.a. (6.30 p.m. sailing, 6 p.m. in September; £6; adults only; discount voucher supplied). Booking essential.
Cake & Cruise on Fridays in August. Tea, Coffee and Cake at 10 a.m. or Strawbewrry Cream Tea at 2.30 p.m. (£12.50). Booking essential.
Concessions are for Under 16s and Over 65s; babes in arms go free.
Santa Special trips every weekend from late November to Christmas (£7 for all).
Booking essential, bookings open in September.
Charter Bookings for 2017
Charter bookings cost £50 per hour for up to 12 passengers.
To enquiry about booking the John Varley for a charter trip,
It is possible to combine John Varley with Madeline for groups of up to 24 passengers.