We look forward to seeing you onboard

Founding sponsors & supporters

Electra wouldn’t have been possible without a wide range of founding sponsors and supporters. We proudly carry their names on port and starboard panels.

We’re always looking to make new friends, find fresh sponsors, and reach new supporters.

 

 

2022 Supporters

Our thanks to Sainsbury’s Argos for providing Electra with a fridge-freezer and delivering it to our on-shore store.

Our thanks to John Lewis and Waitrose for sponsoring five cruises, and to individual Milton Keynes Councillors for sponsoring three more.

Our thanks to Crest Nicholson and The Parks Trust for continuing to provide support for overnight mooring at Campbell Wharf Marina, daytime mooring at Campbell Wharf, and occasional mooring at Great Linford Manor Park and Campbell Park Visitor Moorings.

 

 

Local catering partnerships

Part of our green agenda is reducing the food miles travelled for as many of the tasty treats we serve on board; so far, our volunteer team has created links with:

●   Camphill Milton Keynes cafe for scones
●   JamMK in Walnut Tree
●   Moore’s Fish & Chips in Oxley Park
●   Concrete Cow Brewery for beer (one of their new Local Heroes range of beers is named after Electra and is for sale on board in a souvenir bottle)
●   The Willen Ice Cream Company for a selection of artisan ice creams (once our freezer is available)
●   Caron’s Cakery Cake artist
●   Namji an award-winning local social enterprise who bring the true essence of Punjabi cuisine to our Curry Evening Cruises
●   Macintyre Bakery and Coffee Shop in Great Holm who provide opportunities for people with a learning disability to gain new skills and supply our cakes

We are keen to develop further relationships with local caterers in the Milton Keynes area, so please contact us at cabinhost.electra@bmkwaterway.org

 

 

Local activity partnerships

We’re delighted to be partnering with The Parks Trust and the Canal & River Trust to offer a range of trips that combine walking and cruising. Check out the public cruise pages for ‘Walk & Glide’ and Walk One Way options.

For 2022 we’re also welcoming on board Something Less Boring who are offering Art on the Water cruises aboard Electra.

We are keen to develop further relationships with organisations that would like to charter Electra to deliver their business, so please contact us at electra@bmkwaterway.org

What our customers say

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  • star rating  What can I say, had the boat on a charter and what a great day we've had. Boat was lovely and the crew even better, all volunteers with a real... read more

    715carls
    September 1, 2019

    star rating  Spent a great afternoon on a Soul Cruise with a few friends. Both the DJs were excellent and play a great mixture of Soul tunes enjoyed by everyone on board... read more

    MitzyD123
    August 29, 2019
  • star rating  We had a lovely tip on the JB boat, just a lovely way to explore the river and going through the lock with an inch either side, the team certainly... read more

    908harveyc
    May 27, 2022

    star rating  Spent a great afternoon on a Soul Cruise with a few friends. Both the DJs were excellent and play a great mixture of Soul tunes enjoyed by everyone on board... read more

    T Davies
    August 1, 2019
  • star rating  What a fantastic evening on the John bunyan.... a cruise down the ouse with perfect weather and great tunes of soul and Motown this a private charter so I was... read more

    Audra T
    August 29, 2019

    star rating  What can I say, had the boat on a charter and what a great day we've had. Boat was lovely and the crew even better, all volunteers with a real... read more

    Carl S
    September 1, 2019
  • star rating  We were on the Motown and soul cruise, what a fantastic way to spend an evening cruising the embankment with the excellent on board DJ getting all involved even the... read more

    ben a
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  A pleasant trip along the river with a very average "cream tea" consisting of only one scone//jam/cream on paper plates including the cup of tea, all pre-packed and covered in... read more

    MightyMerc
    September 1, 2019
  • star rating  What a fabulous trip the Soul Cruise was from start to finish ! Had so much fun dancing & singing to some excellent tunes from the 2 master DJ’s... read more

    Mandy A.
    September 1, 2019

    star rating  Wonderful afternoon cruise along the river ouse Lovely friendly staff all covid precautions in place Very tasty afternoon tea Thank you to all concerned Mum loved it for her birthday

    lizzie288
    July 8, 2021
  • star rating  A pleasant trip along the river with a very average "cream tea" consisting of only one scone//jam/cream on paper plates including the cup of tea, all pre-packed and covered in... read more

    MightyMerc
    July 1, 2019

    star rating  First time on this boat for my wife and I. We booked an evening jazz cruise as a birthday treat. It was a really wonderful experience. The... read more

    Mike_Dennison3
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  What a fabulous trip the Soul Cruise was from start to finish !
    Had so much fun dancing & singing to some excellent tunes from the 2 master DJ’s... read more

    TiggerLincs
    September 1, 2019

    star rating  What a fantastic evening on the John bunyan.... a cruise down the ouse with perfect weather and great tunes of soul and Motown this a private charter so I was... read more

    audratimmins
    August 1, 2019
  • star rating  Booked with a few friends. We all had a great time. Party atmosphere, great music, good bar prices. Already booked for next year. Recommend if you like good music, dancing... read more

    Andrea A
    August 1, 2019

    star rating  Lovely trip along the river. The volunteers are helpful and enthusiastic. They have all undergone appropriate training.
    The disabled lift worked well for my companion who walks with crutches,... read more

    Extraordinary779575
    April 23, 2022
  • star rating  We were on the Motown and soul cruise, what a fantastic way to spend an evening cruising the embankment with the excellent on board DJ getting all involved even the... read more

    ben a
    August 26, 2021

    star rating  Wonderful afternoon cruise along the river ouse Lovely friendly staff all covid precautions in place Very tasty afternoon tea Thank you to all concerned Mum loved it for her

    lizzie288
    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  Great time ! We joined the boat at the priory marina and cruised for 3 hours to the Anchor pub at Great Barford. Beautiful countryside , a relaxing cruise followed... read more

    Michael G
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  We were on the Motown and soul cruise, what a fantastic way to spend an evening cruising the embankment with the excellent on board DJ getting all involved even the... read more

    bena249
    August 26, 2021