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Private Charters

Electra offers a unique venue for you and your guests on your own private cruise. Relax and admire the scenery with a drink in hand from the Galley Bar, or enjoy some catering on board.

Special occasions

Electra is perfect for a special birthday, anniversary, or a celebration cruise with family and friends.

You can even bring your own celebration cake, as long as you let us know in advance.


Electra is a great venue for business in MK. You can deliver talks and activities on board, meet with clients or colleagues, host marketing events, or maybe even a team meeting with a difference?


We welcome charter bookings from community groups and offer a 10% discount to Registered Charities.

Charter Cruise Options

Our regular Charter Cruises can be booked online. See Calendar for dates and times. Choose from:

Short: 2 ¼ hour return cruises (£150 for up to 12 guests) run from Campbell Wharf to Linford Wharf on Thursday and Saturday mornings and afternoons from April to October – plus early evenings mid May to early August.

Catering Options can be pre-ordered to make your short charter cruise even more enjoyable:

  • Coffee & cake on morning cruises
  • Cream tea on afternoon cruises
  • Boxes of tasty bite-size nibbles on evening cruises
  • Bottles of Prosecco on all cruises

Long: 4 ½ hour return cruises (£270 for up to 12 guests) are run on from May to September, from 10.30am to 3pm, with Morning Coffee and Ploughman’s Lunch served at an additional cost per head

  • The route in 2022 is the ‘Two Aqueducts Cruise’ from Great Linford Manor Park to Cosgrove Lock, crossing over the V6 road and the River Great Ouse

Booking your charter

Add your food requirements when booking, and make sure to tell us how many guests there’ll be, and if you need wheelchair or walking frame access.

Please see Terms & Conditions regarding limits on wheelchairs on board.


For queries about Electra or for more details on our charter cruises, please email our volunteer team – bookings.electra@bmkwaterway.org

If you have specific questions about purchasing charter tickets, or to buy charter tickets over the phone, call the BMK Community Boat ticket helpline – 01946 848 847
(Lines are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, calls are charged at normal rate. Tickets purchased by phone can be emailed or posted for an additional £2.50).

Cruises are run in line with public health guidance. We sanitise the boat before each cruise, have good ventilation, and use an air filter.

Electra Booking Terms & Conditions

Private Charter cruise terms & conditions can be downloaded here.