Trip FAQs

Woking – Kitty

You can book either as individuals or family groups on public trips, up to a maximum of 12 people. You will be sharing the boat with others.

Alternatively for that special occasion, you can book a charter trip for up to 12 guests. You will have exclusive use of the boat.

For a charter you can choose either a morning, afternoon or evening trip to suit your requirements.

Charter trips can last up to 2.5 hours. Cruising almost the entire 4 mile lock free length of the canal along to the edge of the world famous Horsell Common.

Please contact the Booking Team.

Trips typically last approximately 1.25 hours. 

On the day of your trip please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes before your trip departs and inform the boat skipper of your presence.

All trips depart from The Town Wharf, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LJ.

Woking Town Wharf is located adjacent to the WWF Living Planet Centre on Brewery Road, just outside the centre of Woking.

Convenient parking can be found under the WWF building (aka the Brewery Road car park). 

There is a bus stop adjacent to the boat departure point served by many local buses.

The mainline railway station is a 7 minute walk from the Town Wharf.

Typically trips head in an easterly direction skirting the edge of Horsell Common before turning around and heading back to the Wharf.

However, the longer 2.5 hour trips may also include a short trip west to explore a different part of the canal, before turning around and heading east alongside Horsell Common.

We are limited to 12 passengers for each trip.

Refreshments are not provided. You are more than welcome to provide your own.

Souvenirs are available from our online shop.

Except for assistance dogs, we regret that dogs cannot be taken on public trips.

Access to the boat is by four steps down from the rear deck with a handrail on one side.

Seating is arranged along the sides of the boat, and there are no individual seats.

The boat is fitted with a hydraulic lift and a ramp and can accommodate up to 2 unpowered wheelchair users per trip.

Please note:

  • We are unable to accommodate users of powered/motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • Each wheelchair user must be accompanied by an able-bodied carer. The crew will operate the lift and ramp. The crew cannot assist with the handling of wheelchairs or their occupants.
  • Each wheelchair user, for reasons of safety, will occupy 2 of the available places on the boat. Therefore a maximum of 11 persons can be accommodated including one wheelchair user, and 10 persons including two wheelchair users.

Alternatively, our sister charity Accessible Boating, based in Odiham, operates purpose-built boats to cater for disabled persons and their carers.

For more details see www.accessibleboating.org.uk, or call them on 07934 926683 .

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Babies are not charged for but are included in the overall headcount for a boat. If you are unsure please check with the Booking team.

There are no toilet facilities aboard the boat.

There are toilets nearby at the Lightbox public gallery and museum. The crew are happy to direct you if required.

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