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Seagull Trust Cruises: Canal Cruising in Scotland for People with Special Needs

Canal Cruising in Scotland for People with Special Needs

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WELCOME TO FALKIRK BRANCH

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Where We Are: 

Just off Gartcows Road under the railway bridge in Bantaskine Park, Falkirk. Boathouse/ Reception Centre, South Bantaskine Estate, Falkirk. Satnav FK1 5EF

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We are reached by a tarred road, suitable for mini buses, which leads from Gartcows Road, under the railway bridge then up and over the Canal to a spacious car park.

Our Cruises: 

Cruise 1: Short Cruise from Boathouse (FK1 5EF) to Greenbank and back to Boathouse takes 1 hour.
Cruise 2: Tunnel Cruise from Boathouse (FK1 5EF) through tunnel and back to Boathouse takes 2 hours.
Cruise 3: Tunnel Cruise from Boathouse (FK1 5EF) along canal, through tunnel and back to Boathouse takes 5 hours.
Cruise 4: Wheel Cruise from Boathouse (FK1 5EF) to Falkirk Wheel (FK1 4RS) One way only takes 2 hours.
Cruise 5: Wheel Cruise from Falkirk Wheel (FK1 4RS) to Boathouse. (FK1 5EF) One way only takes 2 hours.
Cruise 6: Wheel Cruise from Boathouse (FK1 5EF) to Falkirk Wheel and return to Boathouse takes 5 hours.
Notes:
Cruise 3 will stop for approx 1 hour somewhere along the canal for lunch.
Cruise 4 is only a morning cruise and Cruise 5 is only a afternoon cruise.
Group organisers have to arrange their own transport for dropping off and picking up their groups.

Our Boat: 

We have two Cruise boats at Falkirk, the Govan Seagull and the Barr Seagull. Both are fully accessible with lifts to accommodate those with mobility problems or in wheelchairs. Each has a disabled toilet and a galley. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Our Holiday Boat the Marion Seagull, is also operated by this Branch. For more information about this, please click on ''Holidays Afloat'' at the top of this page. 
Click here for more about our fleet

Booking: 
Cruise Bookings
Telephone: 07722 342 913
Email: falkirkbookings@seagulltrustcruises.org.uk

In an emergency (short notice cancellation or for further instructions) Please call 07722 342 913

The Branch Centre was designed and built to incorporate all of the Seagull Trusts needs and it was opened in 1992. It has a lounge for guests and two spacious toilets equipped for people with special needs. The Centre is on two levels - on the car park level there is an entrance foyer, a furnished lounge with full height windows overlooking the dockside where guests can relax before boarding one of the Seagull boats, and a fully equipped kitchen. From this level a stairway and hydraulically operated wheelchair lift lead down to the dockside where, by means of a gently sloping ramp, our guests can board the canal boat.

For General Enquiries relating to this Branch, please click on "Contact Us"  at the top of this page.

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