Derby River Boat Trips
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Derby River Boat Trips

Cruise down the River Derwent

Sat 20 Jul plus 56 other dates

Location: Causey Bridge - Phoenix Green

Tickets: £8

Running Time: 45 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

About the event

The 45 minute cruise will depart from the temporary boarding platform next to Causey Bridge and make its way north to Darley Abbey and back again.

Sailings will commence in April and finish in October.  Dates are added as the year progresses.

Learn about the river, the wildlife, Derby’s place in history and our exciting plans for its future via our on board audio commentary. There will also be activities and challenges for children of all ages. 

Or simply sit back on the open air foredeck and enjoy the sun and sights of the Museum of Making, Darley Park and the Derwent Valley. There will be hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available on the on board café.

How to find us

The boat leaves from Phoenix Green which can be accessed from the Museum of Making.  From the Museum of Making cross the bridge and turn left.  you will see the boat located under the next bridge.  The nearest car park is the Phoenix Street Car Park (DE1 2ER).   To access the boarding platform from this location you will need to use the pedestrian gate onto Stuart Street.  Cross over and turn right.  You will see a footpath on your left that cuts through to the river, take this path and turn right.  You will see the boat located under the next bridge. 


  • Suitable for all ages - Children must be supervised and accompanied at all times.
  • the boat itself is fully accessible, however until a permanent boarding platform can be installed the boat trips will be only accessible to customers who are able to use a pool style ladder onto the boat.
  • Maximum 12 passengers per cruise
  • Please ensure you arrive at the boarding platform 10 minutes before departure
  • No dogs allowed

Please note: The Derby Riverboat cannot operate in high water conditions.  In the event we need to cancel trips, possibly with little notice, we will endeavour to rebook customers at a later date.  If that is not possible, a full refund will be provided.    We recommend that you visit the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Facebook Page before leaving home.  We will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible if a trip can not go ahead.   

Adults £8

Under 16s £7

Family ticket - £22

Under 3 Free but still require a ticket


The boat can be hired for private afternoon trips from May, subject to availability. Please contact the boat operater on 

This event is promoted by Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust, Derby LIVE are pleased to act as a ticket agent.

Online ticket sales stop at 7pm the evening before the trip.  Tickets can be purchased on arrival subject to availaility.

Derby and Sandiace Canal Facebook Page

Dates & Tickets

Derby River Boat Trips

Limited Tickets

Sat 20 Jul 2024, 12:30pm


Sat 20 Jul 2024, 1:45pm


Sold Out

Sat 20 Jul 2024, 3pm


Sun 21 Jul 2024, 12:30pm


Sun 21 Jul 2024, 1:45pm


Sun 21 Jul 2024, 3pm


Wed 24 Jul 2024, 12:30pm


Wed 24 Jul 2024, 1:45pm


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Prices & Offers


Concessions: £6 - £0

Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

Adults £8

Under 16s £6

Family ticket - £22

Under 3 Free but still require a ticket




Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.

Family Ticket River Boat

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Thank you for helping me to organise our two cruises. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the Derwent and the weather was brilliant, the sun shone for each trip.  Chris and the crew were so helpful and friendly, we were really taken with Outram.  My WI pals will be recommending it to their family and friends and we all felt so calm as we took in the pretty scenery.

I wish you all lots of success and hope you have a busy summer.  Thank you again.


What a perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly efficient staff and excellent tea and coffee.

Exactly right this afternoon.

Thank you to all and every success in the future.