The Picnic Boat



The Picnic Boat

In addition to The Sabrina, we also have a small 10-seater boat called Little Rea - the Picnic Boat!

Ideal for small groups, family gatherings, staff outings, corporate hire or even a romantic cruise for two!

The design of the boat is both wheelchair and pushchair friendly and can be privately hired for 1-3 hours at a time to suit you - day or evening!
We provide Sabrina blankets for those cooler evenings

Hire always includes a driver (skipper) and you have the flexibility of sailing downstream to the English bridge and upstream past the showground as far as desired.

Little Rea sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge.


Hire prices

1 hour hire Little Rea: £100.00

2 hour hire Little Rea: £150.00

3 hour hire Little Rea: £200.00



Food and Drink

Afternoon Tea at the Loopy Shrew

After you have finished your cruise on the Picnic Boat, enjoy and afternoon tea at the Loopy Shrew on Bellstone - a short 3 minute walk away.

This is available 7 days a week between 12pm - 5pm.


The Afternoon Tea includes:

Finger Sandwiches 

Salmon, Cream Cheese & Chive 

Honey Baked Ham Salad with Piccalilli

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus & Rocket


Shortbread Biscuits 

Chocolate Brownies 

Lemon Drizzle Cake 

Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam


Hot Beverages

Breakfast Tea or Freshly Ground Artisan Coffee


£12.00 per person 

Please inform us at time of booking to include this option.



Our Picnic Boat is available for private hire from March to October