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Electra - Something totally different

Electra is the new, fully electric, accessible community canal boat for Milton Keynes, run by a dedicated team of volunteers from the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust.

Step aboard Electra for a peaceful, relaxing cruise along the Grand Union Canal. Along the way you’ll discover a different side to Milton Keynes as you meander through the parklands and take in the waterside wildlife.

Operating from Campbell Wharf, Electra offers private charter and public themed cruises for up to 12 guests, across Milton Keynes and beyond. Public cruises range from coffee and cake to fish and chips, spotter challenges for the kids, and even walking adventures.

If you’re after a memorable place for your next business meeting or a great day out for your family, our private charters can meet your needs.

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Electra – 2022 Cruising announcement

    Electra has had a spectacular season this year, with 265 cruises carrying over 2,600 guests but, unfortunately, demand has exceeded the capacity of the 48 rechargeable batteries on board. Put simply, they are exhausted. We have been in touch with Fischer Panda, who designed the electrical system, to explore solutions for 2023, including installing new improved batteries.

    During October, we have started to experience a loss of power to the toilet, heaters and water pump.  There is also a slight risk that power to the propellor could be lost.

    Reluctantly, we have therefore decided to cut short this season, with the last cruise being Sunday 23rd October.

    We are in the process of contacting guests who have bookings after that date, to offer refunds or transfers to the 2023 season.

    The Electra volunteer team is very sorry to have to make this decision and we will post updates in due course.

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    If you’d like to be kept up to date about new opportunities please tell us: bookings.electra@bmkwaterway.org