Charters from Batchworth

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Private Charters on the Spirit of Batchworth

We offer a private charter service on the Spirit of Batchworth for up to a maximum of 12 people. Boat Charters can be booked throughout the year on any day of the week subject to arrangement and sufficient notice.


For all charter bookings and further information please contact If you just want information on whether the Short Boats Trips are running on a particular day please call the Lock Centre on 01923 778382 as the email is just for Private Charter enquiries.

Charter guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink on board.

To find out more about Charters and see suggestions for 1 – 5 hour return trips download our Charter brochure. Another option is to book a return trip to the Coy Carp at Coppermill Lock where you can enjoy a meal, the boat will wait for you and return you to Batchworth. When booking please allow 2.5 hours for the return boat trip and add on the amount of time you wish the boat to wait for you while you dine.

Please give two weeks notice to book a charter as we have to ensure we have the volunteers available to crew and this is not always easy to do at short notice.

We can accept cheque, debit or credit card (not American Express) or cash payments in the Lock Centre. 

On Board Spirit of Batchworth

  • Comfortable seating with the ability to have the boat fully covered in wet weather or with flexibility to open the sides and roof of the boat when the weather is fine 
  • Toilet with hand washing facilities
  • Media Player
  • Buoyancy aids (available on request)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Full safety equipment

Price for Private Boat Charter

1 hour – £60

2 hours – £95

3 hours – £140

4 hours – £185

5 hours – £230

6 hours – £275

(maximum 12 persons)


For all charter bookings and further information please contact

Some helpful links

How to find us

Download our map for our location and information on parking and transport links.

Download the latest Charter leaflet with further information on planning your trip.

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