Charter hire and prices.

For the Charter Hire of Miss Molly we offer a selection of different cruise options from one hour, to a full weekend or even three day cruises.

The Charter Hire

This covers for all of the following:

  • Full use of the boat under the guidance of the Captain.
  • Miss Molly will be Skippered by your captain; David Thresh during day time cruises.
  • Full use of all of the facilities on board.
  • All of the running costs including fuel, water and consumables.
  • Insurance for the boat, the British Waterways Licence and Public liability insurance.
  • Light refreshments on board as tea and coffee. The Client will then either bring their own food (self catering) or eat out at any of the frequent pubs and restaurants on the canal side.
  • Sleeping accommodation for four people, in two double beds with all clean linen provided.
  • Servicing of the boat and emptying of the Thetford cassette.


Skipper Hire - Self Drive Comparison.

The following table indicates the advantages to the Client for hiring Miss Molly Cruises Charter hire over the normal short break 3 day self-drive hire;

Facility/Item provided. -------------------Short break 3 day Self Drive.----------Miss Molly Charter 3 days & nights.

Qualified Skipper --------------------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Experienced crew. -------------------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Tuition & canal craft. -----------------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Handling locks & lift bridges. ------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Diesel fuel. ---------------------------------------Usually additional charges.----------------------------Free.

Refreshments, Tea & Coffee. ------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Free.

On Board guided tours. -------------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes

Fully fitted kitchen & bathroom. ----------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Luxury live-a-board fit out. ----------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

-Cosy & easy to use diesel fire. ----------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

-Central heating. ----------------------------------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Sleeping accommodation. -----------------------------4 to 6 berth.----------------------------------------4 berth.

Guidance on buying your own boat. ---------------------No.----------------------------------------------Yes.

Responsibility for vessel. -----------------------------------Yes.-----------------------------------------------No.

Insurance excess. --------------------------------------------Yes.-----------------------------------------------No.

Hire cost per boat. ----------------------------------£800 to £900-----------------------------------------£750

Yes that's right. It's cheaper and you get a skipper too!

Self Catering

All of our cruises are for you to be self catering.  There is a fully fitted kitchen/galley on board with all the usual utensils provided  - just bring along your own food and drinks. There are also many excellent canal side pubs and restaurants where we can moor up alongside or most are within a short walk. Your Captain can recommend a selection for you to choose from so all you have to do is request your preference and it can be arranged as part of your cruise itinery.

The prices below are for the total cost of Miss Molly with your own Skipper, David Thresh.

Type of Cruise
Total cost £
One Hour
6 Two Hours 80
Half day
Full day
Taster Weekend - two nights
Three day cruise - two nights
4 Three day cruise - three nights 750