Cruises on the Chesterfield Canal

Trip boats






Santa Specials

Weekends in December (£7). Bookings open on 1st September.



John Varley will continue its weekly Sunday cruises at 10am from
Tapton Lock (S41 7JB) until the end of October, except September 15.
(2hr, £8.50/£7.50)
Booking is essential for all trips unless stated. For all bookings and information, ring 01629 533020.

Staveley Packet Cruises (6hr, £21) at 10am on the last Saturday each month from May to October. Booking essential.


Santa Special trips (£7) every weekend from 23rd November to Christmas. Booking essential, bookings open on September 1st.


Hugh Henshall will be cruising on the Giant’s Staircase from Shireoaks to Kiveton Park on 12th October, returning on 13th October.


Both trips will start at 11 a.m.

These one-way trips will take about 4½ hours and cost £15 per head. Afterwards passengers will need to make their own way back to their transport, either by walking (3½ miles) or using the train (4 minutes). Both Kiveton Park and Shireoaks stations are a one minute walk from the canal.

Hot and cold beverages will be available for purchase on the boat and passengers are advised to bring a packed lunch. The boat will have a short stop at Turnerwood on both journeys.

Booking is essential; please email or ring 0114 360 0460  and leave a message.

Seth Ellis

For bookings and information, please ring 07925 851569 or email


Weekends in November and December
Santa Special Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford. (£7) Bookings open on 1st September.