Welcome to Hidden Depths Canal Cruises
Party Hire
Celebrate your special day in a different and unique way
Public Tours
Join us for a leisurely cruise down the Regent’s Canal


We at Hidden Depths Canal Cruises would love you to join us on a fun and relaxing cruise down the Regent’s Canal! Bring along friends, family or colleagues and experience your own group celebrations or enjoy a scenic, public tour. Whatever the size of your group*, we have something appealing to everyone!

*We have two small boats which seat up to 12 persons max and a larger one which seats up to 42

Our Route

Our trips and tours are based in the King’s Cross, Islington and Camden areas***, which provide scenic routes of the Regent’s Canal and offers the opportunity to cruise through the 200yr old, mile-long Islington tunnel, one of the longest in Britain! You can also experience the ingenuity of canal locks, which date back to the Industrial Revolution and make it possible for water to travel uphill!

** Public Tours go between Islington and King’s Cross (see Public Tours section for further information)
*** Other routes are available but may incur an additional charge

Party Hire

Celebrate your special day in a different and unique way! Whether it’s a hen party, birthday party, corporate team building or a special anniversary, what better way to spend it than cruising down the canal in an open boat on a summer’s day!

If your party is an intimate group of 12 or less, Joan would be the vessel for you; it’s just £130 per hour* plus VAT, and food, alcohol/drinks and music can be brought on board.

If, however, your group consists of up to 42 people (most groups are around 20-25 in number), then it would be our bigger boat, Freda, which is a Lapwing lookalike but longer! The cost is £240 per hour* plus VAT (based upon 42 people, only £6.85 per person), and again, you can bring along food, alcohol/drinks and music. Also, should we get the odd shower, worry not, we have covers which can be attached at a moment’s notice.

*Minimum 2hr booking period


Lapwing (max 12 persons) is the perfect choice for a leisurely cruise along the Regent’s Canal between Islington and King’s Cross. Steeped in history and wildlife, this waterway is home to, amongst others: Camley Street Nature Park, Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard, the London Canal Museum, City Road Lock, and the 200 year old Islington Tunnel which is only accessible by boat. Why not join us for an unforgettable journey through this unique part of the London waterways!


Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Father’s Day
from 23rd May to 26th September 2021

Limited availability on Saturdays; please check our
company Facebook page in advance for availability

One way 1hr trip
City Road lock, Islington to Granary Square, King’s Cross
Departure times: 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm

One way 1hr trip
Granary Square, King’s Cross to City Road lock, Islington
Departure times: 11.15am, 1.45pm, 4.15pm

2hr return trips at the above times / locations

One way 1hr trip
Adults (16yrs+): £10
Children (3+) & Seniors (65+): £5

Return 2hr trip
Adults (16yrs+): £20
Children (3+) & Seniors (65+): £10

A one-way trip takes one hour and a return trip takes two hours and fifteen minutes. No need to book, just turn up! Cash payments only. For further information re the pick up points, please contact us using the contact details below.

Book Now

Call, Email or use our Contact Form