4th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th August, 12th September, 10th October

The trip boat sets out from The Portal through the Dudley Tunnel then down a striking flight of locks at the Parkhead Conservation Area, along the Dudley number 2 Canal before arriving at Bumble Hole Nature Reserve and the historic Cobbs Engine House.

Here we stop for a 30 minute refreshment stop before continuing through the Netherton Tunnel, up Factory Locks onto the Birmingham and Wolverhampton main line before returning to Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust.  

We have the option of open and closed boats so whatever the weather may offer we can ensure your travel in comfort. 

There is a toilet on the boat which is available for the public.

We regret we do not have wheelchair access on the boats for this trip. 

Tickets cost £21, or £20 for concessions (children and seniors).

Essential carers may purchase a ticket for this trip for £11; please note a carer's network card or PIP cover letter will be required to qualify for discounted carer price.

The boat departs promptly at 10am; please arrive at least 15 minutes before to ensure you have adequate time to board.

It's also possible to book this trip for a private group for £760 - please note a maximum of 48 passengers can be carried on this trip.

Tips to make your trip more enjoyable

  • Bring a cushion - though you can stand up, get off the boat and move around its always nice to have a comfortable seat.
  • Though you can purchase refreshments at Bumblehole you can also pack a picnic to enjoy on the boat or in the nature reserve. Alternatively why not book a picnic from our Gongoozler Restaurant - it can be waiting for you at the start of your trip.
  • Bring a camera - this trips takes you through an amazing landscape rich with heritage, engineering feats in canal building and amazing wildlife.