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Chesterfield Canal Cruises

Chesterfield Canal Cruise

Enjoy a Canal Cruise on the Madeline from Hollingwood Hub or the John Varley II from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield.

The Madeline runs from Hollingwood Hub (S43 2PF) and was built by Eckington School and launched in 2014. It has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and large opening windows all-round the boat. A big cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. There is access to the passenger cabin down a short flight of steep steps with a large front deck.

The John Varley II runs trips from Tapton Lock (S41 7JB), on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield. It is a brand new, state of the art tripboat with a large wheelchair lift, a foredeck, a hearing loop and lots of other superb features including two stained glass portholes.

Chesterfield Canal Cruises take you down the beautiful Chesterfield Canal – so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along!

Booking is essential for all trips unless stated. Book your place here: Where there are two prices, the concessions are for Under 16s and Over 65s; babes in arms go free.


  • Chesterfield Canal


  • Madeline from Hollingwood Hub in Staveley - Every Saturday

    - 11.00am 12.00pm 13.00pm 14.00pm 15.00pm
  • Wheeldon Mill return cruises - John Varley ll at Tapton Lock - Every Sunday (except September 12th)

    - 12.00pm - 12.50pm 13.00pm - 13.50pm 14.00pm - 14.50pm 15.00pm - 15.50pm
  • Sunday morning return cruises - John Varley ll at Tapton Lock

    - 10.00am - 12.00pm (except September 12th)
  • Strawberry Cream Tea cruises - Every Friday on John Varley ll at Tapton Lock

    - 14.30 - 16.30
  • Cake & Cruise - Every Friday on John Varley ll at Tapton Lock

    - 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Tapton Lock Celebration Weekend cruises

    - 11.00am - 15.00am Taster trips every 20 minutes


  • Various - please see description

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