Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

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By Narrowboat Team, Sep 6 2017 06:21PM

Just a reminder that during GMT (29/10/17 to 24/3/18) there is a 25% discount on the hire prices, and also that Scouting Venture is available for hire all year round as she has central heating, so is ideal for a winter camp. Please get winter bookings in as soon as possible so that we know what weekends we have available for training.


Santa will be joining us again this year on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of December so if your Beavers or Cubs would like to Sail with Santa, please drop Kay an email at jubileeventure@gmail.com and make a provisional booking. We may be able to make additional dates available if needed.


Prices for the 2017/18 season will be confirmed shortly but we have already had a number of narrowboat bookings for 2018 - several for both boats as groups take advantage of the additional capacity to give larger groups the experience of narrow boating. If you are thinking of running a camp on the water in 2018, do make a booking sooner rather than later, especially if you’d like both boats together.


By Narrowboat Team, Jun 28 2017 06:56PM

Last weekend we welcomed 4th Golcar Scout Group from Huddersfield onboard Scouting Venture for our first overnight booking. The group also hired Jubilee Vernture making them the first group to hire both narrowboats for a weekend. The group has also uploaded some photos from the trip to their website, the link can be found on the photo gallery page. If you would like to hire one or both of our narrowboats please complete the booking form under the bookings tab.

By Narrowboat Team, May 24 2017 07:04PM

The Narrowboat Committee is excited to announce that the refit of Scouting Venture is complete, apart from a couple of snagging items. This means she is available to hire for day/evening bookings from 1st June, and for overnight trips from 16th June.


As well as various electrical and mechanical improvements, the refit has included a new cassette toilet as part of a refurbished washroom, a fabulous new kitchen and the inclusion of sleeping accommodation, while retaining the small table day format, in caravan style bunk arrangements. If you haven’t had the chance to have a look, do make time - she is quite a contrast to when we got her and to Jubilee Venture…..who will be getting some TLC as the next project!


Sincere thanks go to all who have contributed time, energy, money and spouses to the project..…..it’s been an amazing journey and we are thrilled with the outcome……we hope you will be too! We will be sharing the story of both narrowboats at the District AGM in July, so do come along and hear all about it.


Bookings can be made through the website in the usual way, and we are running familiarisation trips for Masters - these can be booked through the website too. SV has heating so trips are not limited to the warmer months.

By Narrowboat Team, May 22 2017 06:52PM

Earlier this month we were at the South Pennine Boat Club Regatta with our new narrowboat Scouting Venture. Lots of people stopped by to take a look at our new narrowboat which even included a vist from the mayor and mayoress from Mirfield. If you would like to come and see our newly refubished narrowboat please get in touch and one of our team will happily show you around.

By Narrowboat Team, Jan 16 2017 02:30PM

Over the last couple of months Scouting Venture has been totally stripped out and a major refit is currently underway to allow groups to stay onboard overnight. The refit will include new bathroom, new kitchen, 8 bunks for young people, 2 bunks for adults and new lighting throughout. The central heating will be remaining in place for those wishing to hire our boat during the winter. We are now taking overnight bookings and Scouting Venture will be available for hire from late April this year. Please also see our facebook page for photos and further updates.