Seth Ellis - Retford

The Seth Ellis is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers. Purpose built in 2005, she has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and central heating as well as large opening windows all around. A large cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. Access to the passenger cabin is down a short flight of steps.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, or we can stop at a canalside pub. Passengers may have a go at steering, under the supervision of our crew.

From our base in Retford, you can charter the boat on a choice of routes. We move to other locations for some weekend trips. For full details, see below.

 

Information, Booking and Payments

For bookings and information, please ring 07925 851569 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

When you book your trip, please make sure you select the correct trip length as this determines the cost. Having made your booking, you can pay by cash, cheque or online. For online payments, you can either use a Paypal account or a regular debit or credit card.

To pay online please click here.

 

Charters and Special Trips 2016

Charters may be booked for any day of the week in any month of the year.
All charters depart from the Hop Pole Public House, Welham Road, Retford DN22 6UG.
N.B. These prices are for up to 12 passengers.

Gate Inn, Clarborough, to Grove Road Retford :: 1 lock each way :: 2hrs :: £100

West Retford Lock ::  2 locks each way :: 2hrs  :: £100

Boat Inn Hayton :: 1 lock each way :: 2½hrs :: £125

Embankment, through Retford :: 2 locks each way :: 2½hrs :: £125

Gate Inn, Clarborough to Woodcocks Bridge :: 3 locks each way :: 3hrs :: £150

Clayworth without stop :: 1 lock each way :: 3½hrs :: £175

Clayworth with 30min stop :: 1 lock each way :: 4hrs :: £200

Forest Top Lock :: 5 locks each way :: 5hrs :: £250

Chequers Inn, Ranby, 20 min stop Barnby Wharf :: 6 locks each way :: 6½hrs :: £325

Drakeholes, 20 min stop at Clayworth :: 1 lock each way :: 7hrs :: £350

Chequers Inn, Ranby, with 1½hr stop :: 6 locks each way :: 8hrs ::  £400

Drakeholes, 1hr picnic stop, plus 20 min Clayworth :: 1 lock each way :: 8hrs ::  £400

 

Special trips 2016

March 20th
Easter Egg Hunt from the Hop Pole, Retford  (30 mins, £7)

April 16th
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

May 2nd
From the Town Lock, Retford  (30 mins, £3.50)

May 21st
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

June 4th and 5th
From the Gate Inn at Clarborough  (60 mins, £6)
(N.B. 10% discount on food in the pub for anyone taking this trip.)

July 10th
Pirate Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford  (30 mins, £7)

July 16th
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

July 31st
Pirate Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford  (30 mins, £7)

August 6th and 7th
From Drakeholes via the tunnel to Shaw Lock  (2½ hr, £11)

August 14th
Pirate Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford  (30 mins, £7)

August 20th
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

August 27th and 28th
From the Gate Inn at Clarborough  (60 mins, £6)

September 10th
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

September 17th
From the Town Lock, Retford  (45 mins, £5; or Family ticket for up to 3 children £18)

Weekends in December
Santa Special trips from the Hop Pole  (£7)