Crusader Community Boating specialises in boat trips which enables everyone regardless of age, physical or mental ability to experience the fun and beauty of our waterways in Northamptonshire on the Grand Union Canal on our boat Mountbatten and River Nene on our boat Community Spirit. The service is run by fully trained crew volunteers and funded through hire charges and voluntary donations. Subsidised trips are available for eligible groups
Mountbatten: fully accessible with a ramp, fully accessible toilet, tea and coffee making facilities, indoor cabin and outdoor deck space.
Community Spirit: fully accessible with a lift, fully accessible toilet, tea and coffee making facilities, fully enclosed cabin with audio-visual facilities.
For the majority of our passengers, the ability to come on our specially equipped boats, along with their carer, provides them with social and leisure opportunities they might well otherwise be unable to access. We hope this contributes, in some small way, to their social welfare, countering feelings of isolation many often experience.
Private Charter Trips can also be arranged for anyone looking for an interesting day out for a party of up to 40 people. These trips help cover our overhead costs.
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Eligible Group Bookings
Most trips are booked up through a support organisation serving people with physical and/or mental disabilities and care homes.
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Individuals with Disabilities
We are able to offer a limited number of places for disabled people who aren’t associated with any particular support organisation. Each disabled person can bring up to two carers with them.
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Private Charter Trips
Private Charter Trips can also be arranged for anyone looking for an interesting day out for a party of up to 40 people. These trips are are run to help cover the overhead costs of our service for subsidised trips for eligible groups.
More about Private Charter Trips
Heritage Open Weekends- September 2024
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