MK AFLOAT - Day Hire Boats - Mary Jane & Meadowlark
MK Afloat offers self-steer day hire boats for a special day out. Each of our boats takes up to 12 family and friends for you to enjoy the very unique Grand Union Canal through Milton Keynes. Our boats, Mary Jane & Meadowlark, have all the features of a semi-traditional narrowboat, including tiller steering, gallery, toilet compartment, and radiator central heating. In the gallery there is a sink, gas hob, and fridge. Forward of the cabin is a covered open air deck which can be enclosed by side screens.
Mary Jane & Meadowlark are designed for easy operation, whilst giving you the feeling of real narrowboating. They are powered by a modern diesel engine with a single lever operation for forward and reverse, and the hire price includes all the diesel, gas and water you will need.
What Does it Cost:
March to October - 9.30am to 5pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays £175
November to February - 9.30am to 4pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays £140
May to August - 6pm to 9pm - £100
Day & Evening Hire
May to August - 9.30am to 9pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays £245
How to Book:
You can check availability and book online here. If you have any questions please call us on 01908 672672 - the office is open 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week. Full payment is required by credit card or debit card to secure the booking. On the day of hire we will collect a refundable £50 deposit from you (CASH ONLY) as a security against the boat being returned dirty, damaged or late. Terms & Conditions of Hire.
MK Afloat: Question & Answers
Canal Side Pubs on the MK Afloat Cruising Route:
The Barley Mow - Cosgrove Lock - Website - 3.5 hours north [moor south of Cosgrove Lock and a short walk]
The Galleon Inn - Old Wolverton - Website - 3 hours north [mooring north of bridge 68]
The New Inn - Bradwell - Website - 2.5 hours north [mooring north of bridge 72]
The Black Horse - Great Lindford - Website - 2 hours north [mooring north of bridge 76A]
The Barge - Woolstone - Website - 1 hour north [mooring at bridge 83 and a short walk]
The Peartree Bridge Inn - MK Marina - Website
Ye Olde Swan - Woughton on the Green [short walk from MK Marina] - Website
The Plough - Simpson - Website - 0.5 hour south [mooring south of bridge 91]
The Red Lion - Fenny Stratford Lock - 1 hour south [mooring north of Fenny Lock]
Puddling Cruisers are pleased to announce that they will be relocating to Milton Keynes Marina on the Grand Union Canal in March 2013. This move offers improved widebeam cruising routes for 1 or 2 week holidays with less navigation restrictions!
Milton Keynes Marina are very pleased to welcome Puddling Cruisers.
To book or find out more click here!
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