Lincoln water taxi launched in memory of Brayford skipper

A brand new water taxi service will be entertaining people in Lincoln this summer.

Monna Owen, owner of the city’s popular Brayford Belle service, has launched a new American pontoon, named Paul’s Legacy in memory of her late husband.

Paul, who skippered the pleasure cruiser for 13 years, sadly died in November 2013.

The Brayford Belle sets sail from the Brayford Pool in Lincoln for five waterway tours per day.

The Brayford Belle sets sail from the Brayford Pool in Lincoln for five waterway tours per day.

Monna said: “My husband had wanted to launch this service for a long time, so I applied to the Canal and River Trust, who inspected the vessel to see if it was okay to be used by visitors. It has actually taken me a year to get the licence, but at last we are ready to go.

“The pontoon will be sharing the same mooring as the Brayford Belle – as they will alternate river trips. The water taxi will transport people to and from The Pyewipe pub, which is a 30 minute journey (one way) and to and from Burton Waters (45 minutes one way).

“People will just be able to turn-up to use the service, although the water taxi can be booked by private groups for social and special events. The daily service will run from Brayford Pool at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.”

Paul’s Legacy, which can transport up to 11 passengers, will be open for business from April 3.

For details of Lincoln Boat Trips, people can call 01522 881200.