Derby Riverboat Trips

11/04/2023 - 29/05/2023, Various Cathedral Green

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.

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

Our boat is electrically powered from solar panels and designed with the environment in mind. So 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 and look out for our resident kingfishers. There will be hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available from the on-board café.

Trips will run again in 2023.



Please note that the temporary boarding platform for 2023 is next to Causey Bridge, on the opposite side of the river to the Museum of Making. For more information, please visit our website Website or follow us on Facebook


  • Suitable for all ages – Children must be supervised and accompanied at all times
  • No dogs allowed
  • The boat itself is fully accessible, however until a permenant 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

Adults £7

Under 16s £6

Family ticket – £18

Under 3 Free but still require a ticket

Please note: The Derby Riverboat cannot operate in high water conditions. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to river conditions, 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. 

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