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 provisional booking.
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 – email@example.com.