The John Bunyan boat offers trips along the river Great Ouse from the beginning of April until the end of October.

Our cruise programme offers a wide variety of trips including Public Standard afternoon cruises towards Kempston and Cardington from Priory Marina and Sovereigns Quay, which are available with a selection of pre bookable catering (Ploughman’s Lunch, Cream Tea, etc.). There is also an on-board Café and licensed bar. Our Public Special cruises, include cruises to the Anchor public house at Great Barford, evening music cruises from the Barns Hotel, evening fish and chip supper cruises and cruises to the Barns Hotel for afternoon tea, etc.

The boat is also available for private hire for occasions such as wedding drinks reception, birthday or anniversary celebrations, club or workplace outings, corporate or charity events and educational trips, to name but a few.

For information on the John Bunyan Boat scheduled public cruises, as well as group charter hire, please visit the website: or phone 03301 239511 for charter hire or 01946 690301 for public cruises.

The John Bunyan Boat is operated by Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterways Enterprises Ltd. on behalf of Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterways Trust, Registered Charity no 1114294.

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