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  • Islington Canal Trips
    All kinds of leisure trips available for all kinds of people.
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    The Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust) received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
  • Angel Boat Islington
    Skippered community canal boat for use by local residents and community groups of all ages at a cost they can afford.
  • Canal Boat Trips London
    Bookings can be made for the day or part of the day and residential bookings can be made for an overnight stay, a weekend, a few days or a week.


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

The Angel Boat is the working name of 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 nearly 40 years.

ACCT is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Its 8 directors are the charity trustees and manage the operation. They are all volunteers and 5 are local residents.

ACCT has 1 full time employee and a number of volunteer helpers available to enable you to:

  • Explore the fascinating world of canals
  • Learn about our environment and the history of our waterways
  • See London from a unique perspective
  • Live aboard and enjoy the countryside.

Discover more about our trips, from short day trips through the canals of London, to longer residential adventures into the countryside. Make use of us as a base for a week, a day, or just a few hours! Find our more about our different trips and activities.

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

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

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