IMPORTANT: Please check the live Google calendar below for the most up to date times for departure. 

Contact us if you have any questions regarding departure times.


Adult: £8.00
Child (3-15 years old): £5.50
Child (Under 3): FREE – limited places
Family: £25.00 (2 adults + 2 children)



Group rates are for round-trips only from Whitwell. Groups wishing to spend time at Normanton should make a morning reservation.

‘NB Hyperlink to groups’

Departures on Public Afternoon Cruises

Rutland Belle plies between Whitwell Harbour, North Shore (LE15 8BL – main departure point) and Normanton Pier on the South Shore (LE15 8HD)

Coach parties and disabled passengers should board at Whitwell. Maximum 6 restricted mobility places per sailing – booking advisable. Lift available. It is recommended that you allow an hour to enjoy a round-trip-cruise.

The sailing duration is approximately 45 minutes, plus up to fifteen minutes for getting on and off. (Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure time at Whitwell North Shore and the boat calls in at Normanton South Shore for about five minutes.)

Anyone wishing to break the journey to spend time on the opposite shore should allow a minimum of one hour before the boat returns. 

All Aboard Rutland Belle from 12th April

View LIVE availability and departure times below…


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Fares on Afternoon Sailings

Adult: £11.00
Child (3 to 15 years old): £8.00 Child (Under 3): FREE – limited places – limited number of free places for under-threes

Family: £34.00 (2 adults + 2 children)

Reservation: whilst it is not always necessary to make a reservation for fewer than 12 persons – if you have a specific date or time in mind for a cruise on Rutland Belle, it is recommended to check availability in advance. Please note: Vehicular or disabled departure is from Whitwell jetty only. We welcome Assistance Dogs only.

Group Rate Fares on Afternoon Sailings

These discounted rates apply only to round-trips taken on timetabled afternoon sailings, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays when full fares apply..

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

Groups wishing to spend time at Normanton should make a morning reservation – see under ‘Groups’


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. Please complete the online booking form for more information.