What could be more fun than messing about on the water? In Beverley, there are a number of ways to spend the day on Beverley Beck or out on the River Hull. One of the easiest ways to do this is by contacting the Beverley Barge Preservation Society who run chartered boat trips down the Beck and then onto the river Hull, towards either Driffield or Hull.
The Mermaid (an ex-lifeboat) carries up to 8 passengers at a time and will take you from its berth at Cranehill Wharf down Beverley Beck to the lock and back again. On request the Mermaid can also take you further afield onto the River Hull. Another boat, the Sun, is designed as a trip boat carrying a maximum of 12 passengers. She takes trips up the River Hull close to Driffield Navigation.
If you're a history lover, then the Syntan barge (moored on Beverley's Beckside) acts as a museum and heritage centre. School parties are very welcome and the floating museum concept gives schoolchildren of all ages the chance to see what life was once like on the Beck, and on the barges that plied their trade between Hull Docks and Beverley. The Syntan is also available as a party venue where everything needed to make the party go with a swing is provided!
A little further afield at Tickton, Beverley Boat Hire have around 6 boats available for hire on the river Hull, either for rowing or equipped with an outboard motor.
So if you fancy rowing or cruising on one of the quietest navigable stretches of water in East Yorkshire, why not take a boat trip from Beverley?