Hire Saint Magdalene with Crew


Saint Magdalene can carry 40 passengers or 36 if there is a requirement for a catering table.  She is a heated enclosed boat with ten tables each seating four people.  Hires normally leave from the canal centre but your party can be picked up from a pre-arranged point along the canal.

LUCS does not provide catering but does have a list of recommended caterers.

Charge for the first hour is £110 and £55 per hour thereafter.  Payment is by cash or cheque on the day of the hire and, unless advised otherwise, no deposit is required.  Teas/Coffees and biscuits can be provided at £2 per head.

Costs of specific trips are:

  • £110 Kettilstoun Quarry – 1 hour
  • £185 Avon Aqueduct – 2 ½ hours
  • £420 Falkirk Wheel – 9 hours, less time if your party is picked up between Linlithgow and the Wheel
  • £130 Park Bistro Water Taxi – 40 minutes each way, boat waits while you eat
  • £185 Bridge 49 Bistro – 1 hour each way, boat waits while you eat

The LUCS Booking System shows when Saint Magdalene is available for hire and enables you to make a booking and to pay on-line by PayPal, credit card or debit card.  Alternative payment methods are payment by cheque or by prepaid LUCS Gift Voucher.  In these cases the booking will be provisional until confirmed by LUCS.

Please note hire requests at less than ten days’ notice may not be possible.

Gift Vouchers:  If you are thinking of a novel present for Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary or any other occasion, LUCS can provide gift vouchers for the hire of Saint Magdalene with a driver and crew.  The gift voucher can also be used for the hire of Victoria with a driver and crew, the self-drive boat Leamington,  Town Boat Trips, Aqueduct Cruises and Falkirk Wheel Cruises. To make an enquiry please contact LUCS at – bookings@lucs.org.uk.


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