Motor Boat Trips across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Including Mulled Wine Trips





Our motorised canal boat, the Thomas Telford, carries you through the exquisite Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, whose creator our vessel is named after. Trips run daily at 12.15pm and 1.45pm. 

Call our friendly team on 01978 860 702 or book online!

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 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.

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 mid March and end of October and at weekends and selected midweek days in November, December and February.  For availability in November and December look at Mulled Wine trips.

Public Trips

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 

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 £14, Child £12

Trip C: Froncysyllte to Llangollen Wharf (2 hours)

Enjoy a 2 hour single journey from Froncysyllte to Llangollen Wharf with a courtesy coach taking you from our designated bus stop at the bottom of Wharf Hill 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 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 £14, Child £12

Please Note

 Please check in at the wharf 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. 

Trips will be released for booking two weeks before the operating date.

Book your boat trip today!

Whether it’s a public trip, a private charter or a school day out, get in touch today.

Private Charter

Our charming motor boat, the Thomas Telford, can be chartered for groups of 20-52 people for a 2-hour trip, usually at 12:15pm or 2:30pm. 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 and prices contact the Wharf

Mulled Wine Specials

Available throughout November and December, Mulled Wine Specials operate to the same timetable and itinerary as our normal aqueduct trips but include a free glass of mulled wine and a homemade mince pie.


Adult £14, Child £12

NEW FOR 2019. We can now serve a festive Afternoon Tea on our Aqueduct Trips at the weekends. A mix of Festive sandwiches and home made festive cakes Tea or Coffee.  £9.50 for one or £16.95 for two. Add a small bottle of wine for £3.00 or a small bottle of Prosecco for £4.00.

Must be ordered 24 hours in advance on 01978 860702.

Book your boat trip today!

Whether it’s a public trip, a private charter or a school day out, get in touch today.