Sit Back and Discover Amazing Hidden Worlds


Jump on board and and discover a magical underground world which dates back 428 million years. Enjoy sound and light shows, historic recreations and informative commentary delivered by your knowledgeable skipper. Learn about the material which was mined here and how it shaped the Industrial Revolution and advances in canal building. Marvel at how tropical sea-beds worked their way up through the earth to deposit amazing and unique fossils in our caverns.


Enjoy a relaxing trip along the Dudley Number 2 Canal. The trip boat sets out from The Portal through the Dudley Tunnel then down a striking flight of locks at the Parkhead Conservation Area, along the Dudley number 2 Canal before arriving at Bumble Hole Nature Reserve and the historic Cobbs Engine House.


Marvel at the engineering feat which is the Dudley Tunnel. It is the second longest navigable canal tunnel in the UK. Our guided trip will point out the underwater locks, the millions of hand made bricks and you will even get the opportunity to have a go at “Legging” the traditional way boatmen travelled through these tunnels. A coach collects you from The Portal Building where you are taken on a short journey to Blowers Green. Here you will climb aboard and begin your trip through this spectacular tunnel.


Join us for an exciting 4-hour trip onto the open water of the canals around Dudley and Tipton. Discover the fascinating industrial heritage and surprising wildlife of our local waterways on this skipper guided tour. You will travel through two sets of locks on the cruise so take the opportunity to jump off and have a go. For your comfort we have the option of refreshments and toilets on board. The boat departs promptly at 10am, so please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before to allow you time to board.


Our popular Tunnel Tots boat operates every Wednesday throughout the year and is designed for under fives with their parents or carers. Older siblings are welcome to come along in the holidays, but as the trip is aimed at pre-school children we suggest any families without under fives would probably enjoy our Little Skippers sessions instead.


Our Gongoozler Restaurant, Function Room and Boats can all be hired privately and we will work with you to tailor your requirements into a memorable event. Refreshments can be added to your booking and served on some of our boats or prior to you boarding in our Gongoozler restaurant or function room. We can also organise team building activities for you – for example reviving the traditional art of “legging” through the tunnels or undertaking canal clean up projects. We also have Canal Safari sheets for younger guests.