What does your perfect day look like? What about a day trip on our 35 foot dayboat, the ‘Jaggy Thistle’, cruising leisurely along the Forth and Clyde Canal towards the iconic Falkirk Wheel, with the sun at your back and the gentle breeze playing along the rushes in the water? You could enjoy a picnic lunch in the kitchen and good company on board. You would arrive at the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, and be lifted up and on to the Union Canal where you could continue on to Polmont via the Falkirk tunnel, before turning around and coming back in time for dinner.

If that sounds like your perfect day, and it inspires you to book the ‘Jaggy Thistle’, please get in touch with us at info@goforthandclyde.org.uk. She is available for hire from March to October.

‘The Jaggy’ is a cosy 32-foot self-drive canal dayboat available for day hire. She carries up to 8 passengers, suits all ages and comes with kitchen facilities and an on-board WC.

She is easy to manage but you will be provided with a full briefing prior to setting off. Our briefing takes about 30 minutes, prepares you to enjoy your day out and is led by our fantastic staff, who will tell you all you need to know about how to navigate your way around the Jaggy – but if you should need us our team will be on hand to help.

While we can’t guarantee the weather, we do guarantee you a unique experience, a great service and support to everyone who books.

What to see and do on your trip on the Jaggy Thistle

Wildlife – you will almost certainly see mute swans and many other birds and the occasional water shrew. Deer and highland cattle are also known to appear from time to time along the canal.

The Falkirk Wheel – The world’s first and only rotating boat lift, which replaces a flight of 11 locks and links the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal.

The Falkirk Tunnel – explore the Falkirk Tunnel and its gruesome past!