Georgie Kate



Join us aboard one of our all year round scheduled cruises or why not book privately and let us take care of your celebrations.

To check out our schedule, visit our calendar on the home page, select your preferred date available in blue and then the cruises running will appear below with their departure time and availability

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  • 70ft Restaurant Boat
  • 28 seats
  • Licenced Bar available on Board
  • Licenced for Weddings, Civil partnerships & Baby naming Ceremonies
  • Scheduled Cruises all year round
  • Private hire available for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Hen parties, Baby showers and so much more
  • Based on The Staffs and Worcester Canal just outside of Penkridge
  • Onsite parking available
Cruise Type Prices from
Afternoon Tea £29.50
Fish and chips £26.50
Sunday Roast £35.00
Pizza & Prosecco £35.00
Cheese & Wine £35.00
Italian Night £35.00
Tapas Night £36.50
Mexican Night £35.00
Pie and Mash £24.50
Cocktails & Canapes £35.00


Select from one of our cruise types then make it all yours with our Private hire option.
An Additional charge will apply for exclusivity please see below for guide

These prices are based on every full adult paying

Up to 10 guests £200.00
Up to 16 guests £145.00
Up to 22 guests £100.00
Up to 26 guests £75.00
26 to Full No additional charge


‘Georgie Kate’ was originally built in 1984, then named the Judith Mary, cruising the Peak district from Whaley bridge. Her sister, The Judith Mary II was built in 1988 and has continued to run out of Whaley Bridge to this day. Our Judith Mary went on to Chester in 1993 and then she went on to become the Staley Rose running cruises out of Stone and offering football runs up to Stoke.

We fell across her sale in the Autumn of 2016 where we fell in love with her tired soul. By January 2017 a full renovation was under way and we couldn’t wait to relocate her to her new home in Teddesley for the spring.
We decided to name the Staley Rose after our Daughter ‘Georgie Kate’ and by May 2017 a new chapter was upon us and our endless adventure had began.

Boat Fleet


Self Drive Day boat hire available for up to 8 people

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What you thought. Thank you

  • “Very friendly helpful staff”

    First time on a barge and what a lovely way to experience it This was a birthday treat for both me and And Polly, which we both loved. Food amazing, very friendly helpful staff. Will be booking another very soon, afternoon tea was very tasty Thanks to all the staff who made this a special day.

    James Carroll

  • “First time on a barge”

    First time on a barge and what a lovely way to experience it Mum was down from Liverpool and was a surprise treat for her, which she loved Food amazing, very friendly helpful staff. Will be booking for a curry night very soon, afternoon tea was very tasty Thanks to all.the staff who made this a special day 1

    Ian Blair

  • “Great couple of hours on the canal”

    Great couple of hours on the canal.. couldnt fault it… lunch was fab and the eton mess pud to die for😊.. staff were lovely.. 100% recommend georgies canal cruises👌

    Nicki Clements

  • “Such a lovely trip”

    We’ve had such a lovely trip with Georgie’s Canal Cruises tonight. Food was delicious and hospitality even greater.

    The Fathers Home

  • “What an absolutely fantastic night”

    What an absolutely fantastic night we had 4th march Italian evening. The boat was decorated beautifully food was piping hot. Thank you so much for making my birthday very special it was brilliant and will be talked about for a long time.

    Sandra Lloyd

  • “Golden Gem”

    Great family outing for my gdad and nans anniversary! Suitable for all ages ! Great take home goodie bags Sue, Angie , Ryan , Shane ! Top bananas 🍌 The bar was a real bonus ! (This should be advertised more)

    Ashley Simpson Davies

  • “Wonderful afternoon tea cruise”

    We had a wonderful afternoon tea today on the canal cruises. Everyone was extremely friendly and friendly. Fabulous. Afternoon tea was delicious and constant filling of tea and coffee. Very enjoyable will definitely return.


  • “Excellent trip”

    I would highly recommend had lovely time staff where all really friendly I’d dropped balloons and decorations off before trip which they decorated boat with perfect for a surprise birthday treat couldn’t fault anything lovely beef diner with all the trimmings amazing roast potatoes all cooked on one of the hottest days good choice of desserts full stocked bar and beautiful scenery would definitely book again

    Michelle W

  • “Special Birthday Treat”

    My sister took me for an afternoon tea cruise, for my 70th birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed it – two hours of gentle cruising going through two locks whilst enjoying some lovely food along with unlimited tea and coffee. The star were lovely and ensured that we had a great time …… was a brilliant experience

    Marilyn C