The Black Pearl Experience

Our newly acquired narrowboat Black Pearl is designed for day and evening trips along the Regents Canal, operating from our base in Camden Town.

The boat is available for use by charities, community groups and schools at a subsidised rate, and offers a hands on boating experience. Get involved with working the locks, have a go at steering the boat -or just relax and watch the world go by. Whatever you choose to do you can rest assured that you'll be in safe hands under the friendly supervision and guidance of our experienced skippers and crew.

Black Pearl is also available for private hire for that special occasion, be it a birthday party or just to take friends and family out on the water for a pleasant cruise. The canals offer a much gentler pace than most of us are used to, and it's a great way to unwind after a hectic day at work - there's nothing nicer than going boating on a summer’s evening. After the brightness of the day, the dusk melting into the dark is one of the most magical of times to be afloat. We hope that while you are on board that you will feel at home.

There is a kitchen where food may be warmed or hot drinks made, a fridge to cool your drinks, and you are welcome to bring along your own food and drinks. Or, if you prefer we can arrange for a caterer to supply you with everything you require. Should the weather turn chilly, the boat can be kept warm and toasty with the traditional real coal stove.

Black Pearl is licensed carry up to 12 passengers and potential uses include entertaining clients, holding meetings, team building sessions, floating dinner parties, family outings or romantic evenings .

The proceeds from all private bookings help support the Pirate Castle's charitable work, which includes free boat trips and holidays for disability groups and those who could not otherwise afford them.