Groups may wish to book an exclusive Morning Sailing for a minimum of 30 people, or Groups can also reserve places on Afternoon Public Sailings. 

Discounted fares (Monday – Friday) can be offered for parties of 12 to 19 people; or 20 to 60 people, except on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays when full fares will apply.

Exclusive Morning Sailings for Groups

Around Rutland Water: a relaxing 45-minute cruise with commentary. Boarding commences 15-minutes prior to departure time. Allow at least one hour in your itinerary.
Price: £9.00 per person
(Minimum of 30 people, recommended max 70 people)

Coffee Morning Cruise Around Rutland Water: board ‘Rutland Belle’ and settle down with refreshments before setting sail on the 45-minute cruise.
Allow up to 1¼hr in your itinerary

  • Coffee/Tea & Biscuits – £11.50 per person (30-60 people)
  • Coffee/Tea & Scones  – £14.50 per person (30-54 people)
Cruise with visit to Normanton Church: (Subject to availability of the church). This 45-minute cruise makes an additional 30-minute stop off on the south shore to explore the building that was saved from the waves and became the landmark of the reservoir. Normanton Church has recently taken on a new role, having been licensed as a civil marriage venue. Open for group visits by special arrangement. Allow up to 1½ hr. in your itinerary.

Please note that this visit may not be suitable for anyone with severely restricted mobility as it entails a walk across grass and steps within the Church – any such passengers are welcome to relax on board whilst the boat waits alongside the Church.

Price: £12.00 per person 
(Minimum of 30 people)

Cruise with Coffee Morning and Visit to Normanton Church: (Subject to availability of the church) this cruise combines all three options. Allow up to 1¾ hr in your itinerary and please see the note about access at Normanton.

  • Coffee/Tea & Biscuits – £14.50 per person (30-60 people)
  • Coffee/Tea & Scones – £17.50 per person (30-54 people)

Cruises for Groups on the Afternoon Public Sailings

Groups are welcome to make reservations on the round-trips that depart on the Afternoon public sailings from Whitwell, North Shore.

Group Rate Fares on Afternoon Sailings (Monday – Friday)

(These discounted rates apply only to round-trips taken on weekday public timetabled sailings. On Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays full fares apply.)

  • 12-19 people @ £9.50 per person
  • 20+ people @ £9.00 per person

Exclusive Afternoon Sailings ~ ‘Cream Tea Cruises’ for groups of 30-54 persons @ £15.50 per person. Booking Essential.

Tea (or Coffee) and home-made fruit scones with strawberry jam & luxury clotted cream served on board before setting sail.

NB: Groups wishing to enjoy time at Normanton Church should make a morning reservation.

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Celebratory Vouchers:

If you are looking for a present, we can provide gift vouchers for public afternoon cruises to be used anytime within the current season of purchase.

We can send personalised gift vouchers to your friends, family and loved ones for Birthdays, Anniversaries or even if you would just like to say ‘thank you’ to someone.

You can either give us a call or fill in the online booking / enquiry form. We can advise on fare costs and any drinks from the bar. Let us know who the voucher is for, how many people (adults / children), the address of where you would like it sent and any personalised message.

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