SHOREHAM Port has opened bookings for its July boat tours.

The ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours will be running from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th July.

Tickets are free of charge and can be booked online via the port’s website at

The boat tours provide the port with a fantastic opportunity to connect with its stakeholders whilst offering a fun and educational experience for people of all ages.

The tours have grown in popularity each year since they started in 2015 and Shoreham Port is delighted to be running the event again this year.

Last year over 1,400 people attended from local schools, community associations, charities, business groups and individuals who all enjoyed a tour along the canal, followed by a complimentary ice cream and hot drink.

The tour takes place on board a large touring boat called Rosanne.

The boat can hold up to 60 passengers per trip. The tour lasts for approximately 45 minutes and includes a running commentary from a member of the team at Shoreham Port.

The tours are suitable for everyone, with the morning slots allocated to local schools and the afternoon tours suitable for adults.

The tours depart along the south side of the canal past the terminals where depending on the weekly shipping movements, you could see a vessel being loaded or discharged and catch a glimpse of one of the impressive Sennebogen cranes in action.

You will see the various businesses operating on the port and the diverse range of cargoes.

The second half of the tour sails back along the north side of the canal.

Key historic sites will be pointed out and questions are welcome at all times during the tour.

Katie MacAllister, marketing and communications manager at Shoreham Port, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s boat tours after how successful they have been in previous years and the positive feedback we have received from the community.

“We are hoping for sunny weather but we’ll have a fantastic time come rain or shine!

“We look forward to seeing everyone in July.”