Hire Victoria with Crew


Victoria can hold a maximum of 12 passengers and is an unheated open boat with screens that can be used to provide some weather protection. A central table can be fitted if required.

Hires normally leave from the Linlithgow Canal Centre but it is possible for your party to be picked up from a pre-arranged point along the canal.

Advance Booking is Essential, availability as shown in the booking system

The charge for the first hour is £80 and £40 per hour thereafter. Payment is by credit card or Paypal at the time of booking. Payment can also be made by cheque.



Costs of specific trips, with indicative times, are :

  • £130 Avon Aqueduct – 2 ½ hours
  • £135 Park Bistro Water Taxi – 40 minutes each way, boat waits while you eat
  • £170 Bridge 49 Bistro – 1 hour each way, boat waits while you eat

The LUCS Booking System shows when Victoria 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 are not 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 Victoria with a driver and crew. The gift voucher can also be used for the hire of Saint Magdalene 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.