‘Honey’ the Friends trip boat was re-launched in the spring of 2007. The Royal Navy built her in 1942 as a captains cutter launch and she served on the destroyer HMS Obdurate. Members of the Friends have dedicated many hours to refurbishing and restoring Honey to her former glory. The boat has now been brought up to the highest approved standards and is available for trips.
Our trip boat ‘Honey’ is from the destroyer HMS Obdurate and was built in 1942. The boat has now been brought up to the highest approved standards and is available for trips. She is run and lovingly maintained by Members of the Friends, who have dedicated many hours to refurbishing and restoring Honey to her former glory. Visitors are able to enjoy a trip around the lake with ‘Captain Ray’ providing a live commentary.
‘Honey’ can accommodate up to twelve people and has space for a table making it the perfect choice for birthdays, anniversaries, group outings etc. You are welcome to bring your own picnic food and drink or we can order you a takeaway or arrange a catered buffet.
School groups particularly enjoy a trip on ‘Honey’ – this provides an insight into local history and perhaps the chance to see Captain Ray catch a fish with his bare hands! (although this is not guaranteed!!).
Honey’s season starts at Easter through to the end of October with trips taking place mainly at weekends & school holidays starting at 12.30 until the last trip at 4pm. Private bookings are welcomed for groups of up to 12 persons. Enquiries welcome via Ship to Shore 07718 808881