The Best Boat Tours to Explore Bath

Touring Bath is usually quite something as the city is full of wonderful history and is as vibrant as it was 2,000 years ago. But, touring Bath on a boat makes your time here even more special and can be the highlight of your holiday.

If you’re staying in a b and b in Bath you’ll no doubt be dining in some fine places, but how about seeing some fine places from a whole new perspective?

Take a look at the range of boat tours that are available and book them as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on something quite special.

Bath Narrowboats

Why not hire a narrowboat so you can add that touch of magic to your tour? You can hire a boat for an entire day if you wish and make use of the instructions you’ll be given so you can handle the boat with ease. Sail up the canal and see a wide range of sites including the Limpley Stoke valley, Sydney Gardens and so much more. If you want to get away from it all for a short while, you’re bound to love a narrowboat tour.

Pulteney Cruisers

If you’re not feeling brave enough to skipper a narrowboat, and you’d rather relax instead, how about hopping aboard a luxury cruiser? With the ability to hold up to 80 people a cruiser can be your unique way of seeing the sights. Check out the local wildlife as you enjoy this one hour trip and enjoy all that this wonderful stretch of the river has to offer. Children are welcome aboard the boat that leaves from Pulteney Bridge regularly so if you miss the first tour, you can hop on the next without waiting too long. Sit on the sun deck or in the heated cabin and enjoy an exciting tour of Bath and the Avon valley.

Lady Lena

How about a little touch of luxury? If you have a special occasion to celebrate or you simply want to treat yourself, why not hire the Lady Lena? This electric Victorian river launch is the perfect way to enjoy a tour that can take between two and six hours. This tour is skippered so you don’t have to worry about learning the ropes, and you can travel up the canal in the height of luxury. If there are up to 10 of you, you will be pleased to know you can all enjoy a wonderful tour on the magnificent Lady Lena.

John Rennie Restaurant Boat

Known as Bath’s most luxurious restaurant on the water, the John Rennie is a wonderful venue for you and your family or friends. Take a tour up the canal while you dine in style with up to 50 guests. Enjoy a cruise through-out the year thanks to the centrally heated main saloon, and wine and dine as you tour in style.

Please note prices of tours and set-off times will vary. Be prepared for chilly weather as it can get a little cold on the water.

If you would like to find out about a few more tours the city of Bath has to offer why not visit these pages: