Frequently Asked Questions
How do you cater for disabled passengers? Our boat is wheelchair friendly and has a disabled toilet. Passengers with mobility issues are able to remain onboard for their lunch stop if required.
How much does a trip cost? For qualifying groups, we do not impose a mandatory charge for our trips but groups may wish to contribute towards the costs of running the service. For all private charter trips, a flat rate of £200 applies for all bookings.
Why have we to pay a booking deposit if it’s free anyway? We have decided to introduce a refundable booking deposit as a deterrent against failing to take up the booking without adequate notice, thereby denying others the opportunity of using the boat.
When can I go on a trip? During 2019, trips will run between 10am and 3pm on weekdays from 15th April to 12th October, subject to crew availability. Once your booking is confirmed by us, your date is secured - see Terms & Conditions.
Where do I park and board the boat? On-street parking is normally available immediately outside the loading point at Blisworth Arm. For weekend trips, you will be notified of alternative arrangements.
What about refreshments during the trip? The boat has facilities for serving hot and cold drinks. Group leaders to bring their own supplies. For groups not bringing their own food, we are able to incorporate a lunch stop at the Wharf Inn, Bugbrooke. Menus are held onboard and food can be pre-ordered during the morning to save time on arrival. Where preferred, passengers can dine onboard. Please select pub visit when booking your trip.
What if we need to cancel our trip? See details in your booking confirmation email. Please ensure that the staff running the trip on the day have a copy of your booking confirmation.
How is Crusader Community Boating funded? Through voluntary donations, corporate sponsorship and grants.
How can I help with funding? If you have any suggestions regarding our fundraising or if you think you could help in any way, please email us.
Do you run private trips? Yes. We run a limited number or private and corporate trips as fundraising events for our charity. For further information, please email our Boat Manager.
For all other matters Please contact us via the Contact page of the website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.