Motor Boat Trips across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Our Motor Boat is now running 2 hour public trips across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on selected days For availability go to our booking system.
We can also offer 4 hour trips across the Aqueduct with a selection of food as detailed in our Special Events section.
We can offer a variety of snacks and light meals on board which must be ordered in advance and of course the bar will be open throughout the trip, cash and card payment avaialable. We strongly recommend booking these trips on line or by ringing the Wharf
Call our friendly team on 01978 860702 for more information
Built between 1795 and 1805, the impressive structure stands out from its surroundings and yet somehow complements the landscape perfectly, making it a site that simply has to be seen up close. This is the country's highest navigable aqueduct, towering 126ft (38m) above the River Dee and supported by 18 stone piers. The canal runs through an iron trough 1007 feet (306.9 metres) long, 11 feet 10 inches (3.6 metres) wide and 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 metres) deep. Clear water is fed from the River Dee at the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen.
Fully weatherproofed and fitted with comfortable seats and central heating, our Covid secure canal boat is specially designed for sitting back and taking in outstanding views. Meanwhile, live commentary will help you to understand more about the area’s rich heritage and thriving wildlife, whilst our inviting bar ensures that you have everything you need to refresh and unwind.
(We now take cash and card on the boat)
Traversing five miles of the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site, this is an unmissable activity that we highly recommend you include when visiting our charming region.
These trips run daily between April and end of September and at weekends and selected midweek days in October November, December, February and Macrh
Trip A: Llangollen to Froncysyllte (2 hours)
Depart from picturesque Llangollen Wharf on our canal boat,
the Thomas Telford, and enjoy two hours of peaceful cruising through the stunning Dee Valley, which has rightfully been
awarded World Heritage Status.
Whilst live commentary from your skipper gives you the
history, local knowledge and up to date gossip along the way,
a fully stocked bar can supply any refreshments you require (Cash only) and light lunches can be served if ordered in advance.
The journey finishes over the famous and thrilling
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, built by Thomas Telford in 1805 and unsurpassed to this day in its simplicity and engineering achievement. A courtesy coach returns you to Llangollen to
enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
Adult £17.50, Child £13.50
Trip C: Froncysyllte to Llangollen Wharf (2 hours)
Check in at Llangollen Wharf and enjoy a 2 hour single journey from Froncysyllte to Llangollen Wharf. Check in 15 minutes before departure time to catch our courtesy coach taking you from our designated bus stop at the bottom of Wharf Hill in Llangollen to Froncysyllte. Your cruise then starts with a crossing of the mighty Pontcysyllte Aqueduct aboard our canal boat, the Thomas Telford. After that unique excitement, relax and enjoy the most beautiful canal in Great Britain and the natural scenery of the Dee Valley, which has recently been awarded World Heritage Status.A fully stocked bar offers any drinks you require (Cash only) to make your voyage complete and we can serve Welsh Cream Teas if ordered in advance. Meanwhile, a live commentary will point out places of interest and give you any historical facts worthy of note. You then arrive in the busy yet picturesque town of Llangollen two hours after the start of your trip. Please check in at the wharf 15 minutes before the scheduled start of your trip.
Adult £17.50, Child £13.50
Please check in at the wharf 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
All available seats will be released for booking 4 weeks before the operating date.
Our charming motor boat, the Thomas Telford, can be chartered for groups of 20-52 people for a 2-hour trip, usually at 11:45am or 2:00pm. We can provide light meals and Welsh Cream Teas, which are freshly prepared in our Tea Room and served on board just prior to departure. We can also serve a selection of teas, coffees and other refreshments from our fully stocked bar.
For availability contact the Wharf
ADULT £17.50 CHILD £13.50
We can now serve an Afternoon Tea on our Aqueduct Trips, which includes a mix of sandwiches, home made cakes, fruit scones and clotted cream and preserve. £13.50 for person or for two people to share £24.95, childrens £8.95 Add a small bottle of wine for £4.50 or a small bottle of Prosecco for £5.50 MUST BE ORDERED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OR 48 HOURS NOTICE FOR ANY ORDERS WITH DIETRY REQUIREMENTS ON 01978 860702.