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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Late November until first week of December (Weather Permitting). During the cruise Santa makes an appearance with his sack of gifts.
We have two Cruise boats at Falkirk, Govan Seagull and Barr Seagull. Both are fully accessible with lifts to accommodate those with mobility problems or in wheelchairs. Each has a wheelchair friendly toilet and a galley. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
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