On the canal

We really are back!  At last.  From 4th July we can accept bookings again for day trips (and certain limited residential trips).  Normal Covid-19 Guidelines apply.

Our trips are planned to comply with all current government guidelines and recommendations for the pandemic, and you will find our risk assessments/control measures and Guidance for Passengers available on our website.  It is very important that you and your group read the Guidance for Passengers (Third Edition effective 22/9/20)  before coming on your trip.

We have some funding in place to reduce the cost for some groups – just ask!

Donate your leftover travel money to Angel Community Canal Boat Trust

Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause? You can help us – see here

Come aboard the Angel II, for a real hands-on canal boating experience!

The Angel Boat is a charity (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust or ACCT) which operates a skippered community canal boat – Angel II of Islington – for use by local residents and community groups of all ages at a cost they can afford.  Based at Angel, Islington, London since 1976, our 12 berth community narrowboat each year provides some 2000 young people and other disadvantaged and isolated local community groups with residential and day trips under the supervision of our experienced skipper.

Now onto our second purpose built canal narrow boat we have been providing this service   to our local community for over 40 years.

  • Explore the fascinating world of canals
  • Learn about our environment and the history of our waterways
  • See London from a unique perspective
  • Live aboard, escape the city and enjoy the countryside
  • Learn to handle a narrowboat and operate locks

Discover more about our trips, from short day trips through the canals of London, to longer residential adventures into the countryside.

For community groups, find out more here

Community groups include schools, youth clubs, scouts/guides, charity or community funded groups, women’s and girls’ groups, homelessness organisations, minority ethnic and refugee groups, people with learning difficulties and people experiencing social isolation or mental distress etc

For private hire, find out more here

‘Angel II of Islington‘ is available for private hire – with skipper – for up to 12 people when not being used by community-based groups.  This helps fund our charitable operations.

Other links:

For a programme about the Angel Boat (an external link to Boating UK) click here (see from 9:40 minutes).

For a video created by one of our recent users on a summer residential trip, click here.

Download an article about us –

You can also download a copy of our recent annual report, as well as many other useful documents on our Downloads page.