Booking Procedure

1. First check our Calendar below for availability

2. Complete a booking form -
Download Booking Form here

3. Email form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Make online payment as detailed on booking form, booking can not be confirmed and date can not be reserved until deposit payment is received

Please Note: We normally do not take bookings with less than 2 weeks notice as we have to find a volunteer crew, but please contact us as we may still be able to help

If you have any other questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0800 772 3898

All our cruises on Tarporley are skippered only, self-steer is not possible (see below). They are available to all kinds of groups from charities, community groups, clubs and schools to businesses and private parties
(maximum 12 passengers)

Not sure where to go ? - Check out possible routes, view maps etc.

Tarporley is a 1937 working boat which was converted to run in London as Camden’s community narrowboat in 1972. She is an historic vessel and can only be handled safely with skill and experience; she is therefore not available to hire on a self-steer basis.

Our Destinations

  1. Kings Place to Camden Town and return - 2 ½ to 3 hours
  2. Kings Place to Little Venice and return - about 6 hours
  3. Kings Place to Kingsland Basin and return - 2 ½ to 3 hours
  4. Kings Place to Victoria Park and return - about 6 hours
  5. Overnight trip? Please contact us to arrange an itinerary
  6. Something else? Please contact us to arrange a personalized itinerary

BOOKING FEES (20% reduction for trips between 1st November – 31st March)



(Monday – Thursday)


(Friday – Sunday + Bank Holidays)


Up to 3 hours

Up to 6 hours

Additional hours

Up to 3 hours

Up to 6 hours

Additional hours


















The above prices are for all trips between 1st April and 31st October. Trips outside that period are discounted by 20% i.e. a standard trip of up to 3 hours on a Saturday in March will cost £240. There is no reduction for any bank holiday that falls during the off peak period. Most trips will be at the Standard rate. This includes family and private parties, works outing or a corporate team. The Community rate is available to any group or organization which provides services to the community on a not-for-profit basis - e.g. schools, social support projects such as day nurseries etc. They do not need to be a charity or have the same aims and objectives as ours. The overnight rate covers mooring in the evening until 12:00 the following day. Organizations wishing to use our facilities for their own profit - e.g. media and film companies etc. should contact us for our corporate rates.

A narrowboat trip with a difference!
When you take a trip along the Regents Canal on the historic narrowboat 'Tarporley', you don't just have to sit and watch the scenery go by - you can explore the boat, steer and help work the locks too - if you're feeling energetic. We take a maximum of 12 passengers, with crew members on hand to answer any questions about the canal, the local scenery and wildlife. We will also tell you about the boat’s fascinating history if that interests you. You never know who you might meet . . . .

More than 12 passengers ? Please contact us as we can often arrange extra boat(s) and increase capacity.

We aim to help everyone experience the beauty of our canals - so if your community group has problems funding a trip please see our Charitable Trips page as we would like to help. Please scroll through the calendar below for available dates, but bear in mind that booking are confirmed only once a deposit has been received, so you are advised to provide some alternative dates when you first contact us. As we are all volunteers, all bookings are subject to crew availability, which will be confirmed nearer the date. PLEASE NOTE: We may not be able to take bookings with less than 1 week's notice please call or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check if we are able to accept a short notice booking.