Private Gin Cruises

Join us on board the Lochrin Belle for a private gin tasting up and down the Union Canal, where we will sample five beautiful gins, each as a neat sample and as part of a mixed drink or cocktail.

Perfect for a hen do, birthday party, work day out, or any special occasion, let us take you on a journey with a difference!

Cruises are suitable for groups of 17 or more. For groups of 16 or less, consider a private event at the Summerhall Drinks Lab instead!



We can schedule private cruises only when the Lochrin Belle canal boat is available — click below to take a look at their online calendar to see if it's free. Scroll to Bookings, then select Edinburgh Cruise (Private Hire).

Please bear in mind our cruises last for two hours, so when looking at available time slots, please ensure there is capacity for a two hour booking.


What you get

Cruises begin and end at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, and consist of:

Five Gins

  • Sample gins from around Scotland or the rest of the world
  • Each cruise will have a different selection of gins, perfect for returning visitors!


  • Each gin will be served as part of a mixed drink or cocktail
  • Learn different ways to enjoy gin other than a simple G&T!


  • Learn all about the fascinating history of gin
  • Discuss botanicals, garnishes, cocktails and much more!


Many of the costs involved in running a cruise event are fixed, such as the hire costs, staffing etc, therefore our pricing structure reflects this.

The maximum capacity of the boat is 28, and the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. Should your party size be less than 16, you may want to consider a private tasting at the Drinks Lab instead. Clickherefor more info.

Service fee


  • Covers all fixed costs
  • Boat hire, hosting, prep time etc

Drinks Cost

£16 / pp

  • All gins, cocktails, food
  • Non-alcoholic drinks can be provided for £10pp
  • Must be notified in advance



  • Deposit paid within two weeks will secure booking
  • Remainder due two weeks before cruise date

Move the slider below to work out the cost for your group:

Guests: 17
Total cost = £922
Per person = £54.24

Click below to get in touch about booking!


Private Cruise Enquiry