We look forward to seeing you onboard

Public Cruises

The public cruising season ends this year on 23 October 2022.

Public cruising will restart in the spring, with a wide range of cruises to suit different interests.

Electra volunteers look forward to welcoming you on board then.

If you’d like us to send you an email to tell you when booking opens again in 2023, just tell us in an email


Some cruises offer discounted tickets for Children (age 2-17) and Families of four (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children).

Please make sure that you book a free Infant ticket for anyone under the age of two.

If you need wheelchair access on a public cruise, you must book an additional free wheelchair ticket. This ensures we’ve allocated the extra space and that we’re ready to help you aboard in advance.

If there are food choices included in your cruise ticket, make sure you take your pick.

Please note: bookings close three days before the cruise departure time to allow our volunteers to get everything ready for you.


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

Please note: Electra is run entirely by volunteers, so please allow at least 24 hours for a reply – we don’t have an office and we’re not always at our desks.

If you have specific questions about purchasing public cruise tickets, or to buy tickets over the phone, call the BMK Community Boat ticket helpline – 01946 848847

(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

Public Charter cruise terms & conditions can be downloaded here.