John Bunyan Boat returns to the River Great Ouse in Bedford

There is a Special Afternoon Tea Cruise planned for October

The John Bunyan Boat will return to the River Great Ouse in Bedford for a series of Socially Distanced Cruises.

The cruises are an hour long, along the Embankment. To ensure the John Bunyan Boat can comply with social distancing guidelines, they are restricting capacity to 12, which means they can only accept bookings from parties of 2 or 4 people. Each party must be part of the same support bubble.

The wearing of a face covering is compulsory when boarding the boat, and throughout the duration of the trip.

John Bunyan Boat returns to the River Great Ouse

The volunteer crew will be wearing all appropriate PPE. Passengers will be asked to queue at an appropriate distance while boarding.

The Cruises will run from Sovereigns Quay (close to Riverside Bedford) on:

- Bank Holiday Monday (August 31) at 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets for a party of two £14, or a party of four £26.

- Every Thursday and Sunday Afternoon in September and October at 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets for a party of two £14, or a party of four £26.

There will also be a Special Afternoon Tea Cruise on Wednesday, October 7, leaving Priory Marina at 2pm for a cruise along the River Great Ouse through Bedford before heading downstream to the Barns Hotel to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. There will be a licensed bar available on board. Party of two £52/Party of four £100.

For more details visit: johnbunyanboat.org or call: 01946 690 301.