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Canal Cruising







Weekend booking is from 4.30 pm on Friday to 9.00 am on Monday 
Midweek Booking is from 9.00 am on Monday to 4.30 pm on Friday 
Booking enquiries to be made by email to:-

David Kavanagh ( and secured by completion of an official booking form & a 25% (non-refundable) deposit.  

Following the success of the Air Race in 1969 when the winnings gave us the opportunity to purchase our first fibreglass canal boat, many members have enjoyed leisurely cruising along the network of waterways first on Lokojokon and then upgrading to Blackthorn and Warrior.

We are now the proud owners of Tara, a 60ft Wessex built steel hulled boat with a 4 cylinder Isuzu 42hp engine, purchased by the club in 2017. After upgrading the two shower rooms and galley area, changing the mattresses and restocking her with essential items, she is a very pleasant place to stay.


Tara has a life of her own. Members pick her up where they find her and either bring her back to the same spot or move her to another destination, advising the next crew where she is moored. We have a Gold Licence which allows us to cruise along most canals and rivers in the UK including the Thames. She could quite literally be anywhere!

Bookings must be made by a Green Diamond Club member and for insurance purposes there must be a GD member on board at all times when she is cruising.
Training is given to novices or those lacking confidence.

Prices are substantially cheaper than commercial organisations. To help achieve this, we ask you to bring your own bedding (pillows, duvets, sleeping bags etc) and to leave Tara in a clean and tidy condition as you would wish to find her.

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