The Angel Boat provides generously subsidised canal trips for groups of up to 12 people (including leaders) who under the guidance of our skipper have the opportunity:
- to experience the fun and activity of a canal cruise
- to learn about the history and development of their local area and London through the inland waterways
- to see the extensive flora and fauna of the canal environment and understand the ecological balance
- to gain the confidence and social skills necessary for travelling, working and living together on a canal boat
- to learn new skills
- for many, to have the novel experience of a period away from the city, cars, street lights, TVs and all that comes with life in an inner city area
- to relax and enjoy the company of others.
Virtually everyone enjoys a cruise on a canal boat and the fun of helping operate a narrowboat 72 feet long along the canal and through locks and tunnels. And that enjoyment can easily be combined with practical learning, whether curriculum-based or about the environment or about people living and working together. For schools we offer our GOAL project (in conjunction with the London Canal Museum) see Schools’ Project and on a residential trip we offer our BOATS course, see Summer Residential Project.
The Angel Boat has also developed (sometimes in partnership with other local organisations) various projects using our canal boat and the Regent’s Canal.