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Re-Union Canal Boats is a social enterprise operating in Edinburgh and Falkirk. We offer RYA accredited training in Helmsman, Crew and First Aid, educational trips, floating youth clubs and the canal college. We also have available for hire: The...more
| Narrowboat Gosling, 7 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 261 8529
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Great little experience for our 1 year old daughter. Party games, snacks, SANTA!!! and a lovely gift all while the boat bobbed along Union Canal. Lovely, friendly staff who were great with the kids. We'll definitely book up for 2019!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Speedy-Tortoise77
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We really enjoyed our experience on board the re-union canal boat, floating lazily down the canal while tucking in to some delicious treats and drinking one cup of tea after the next. Our hostess was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lukbut
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Our trip was amazing. The Lochrin Belle staff were lovely, supportive, flexible and just perfect ! Trip was brilliant. Peaceful, lovely pace and such a phenomenal treat. Thank you so so much for a fabulous time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great day on the Jaggy Thistle. The boys at Re-Union showed us over the boat and how everything worked. We then cruised the short distance to the Falkirk Wheel. Had time for a coffee and shopping at the Falkirk Wheel visitor centre, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nigelweedon69
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Booked for 2hours for a hen party, we had such a great time! The boat was amazing, the staff were great! So helpful and very kind! They left us to play hen party games, but very helpful to take photos of us. I now wished...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisabavbar
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a delightful experience we had on the afternoon tea cruise. The tea was beautifully laid out, the crew on board couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming, and the food was delicious. I booked this as a special birthday treat for my partner, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosandmairi
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The communication with the company was very easy. The staff on the boat were brilliant and funny! totally recommenced especially for groups!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eva P
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Today we had the pleasure of taking a 2 hours barge trip down the Union Canal which is centrally located in Edinburgh. This amazing trip included High Tea. The tea which included sandwiches, dainties and homemade scones was plentiful and my husband was able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elizabeth P
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had the pleasure of being helped up and down the locks between Falkirk and The Kelpies by the volunteers supported by Re-Union Canal Boats. Watching this co-ordinated swarm of hi-viz on bicycles as the teams leapfrogged each other from lock to lock was impressive...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was our 3rd trip on the barge for what has now become an annual get together for our team at work. We provided our own food, drink and music and had another successful trip despite the weather ! Thanks to the crew who were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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19 January 2017|
Response from Re-UnionLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid it is difficult to answer your question succinctly. We have one boat, The Jaggy Thistle based in Falkirk which can be hired for the day and is self drive allowing you the opportunity to steer the boat... More