Welcome to Lee Valley Boat Centre

Lee Valley Boat Centre
Old Nazeing Road
EN10 6LX
01992 462 085
Lee Valley Boat Centre


Prices for circular cruises are as follows.
Adults £7.00
Child £5.00
Concessions £6.00

Upcoming Public Cruises

These must be booked in advance.

  • Sunday Lunch, 07 July 2019  12:00 - 15:00.
  • Fish and Chips, 12 July 2019  12:00 - 14:30.
  • Cream Tea, 14 July 2019  15:00 - 17:00.
  • Fish and Chips, 19 July 2019  19:30 - 22:00.
  • Ploughmans, 24 July 2019  12:00 - 14:30.
  • Sunday Lunch, 28 July 2019  12:00 - 15:00.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

  • Circular, 06 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 07 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 13 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 14 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 20 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 21 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 24 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 25 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 26 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 27 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 27 July 2019  15:15 - 16:15.
  • Circular, 28 July 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 28 July 2019  15:15 - 16:15.

Small Boat Hire – 10am to last hourly hire at 4.45pm – 7 days per week.(NO PRE-BOOKING)
Day Boat Hire – 9:15am to 5.30pm – 7 days per week. Booking essential.


Relax, cruise away from the pressures of work and phone for a few hours, on board one of our Day Boats. Experience life at the leisurely pace of four miles per hour. These boats must be booked in advance. We also offer hourly hire Electric Boats, Rowing Boats and Pedalo’s from Easter to the end of the October. These small boats CAN NOT BE PREBOOKED. Please call 01992 462085 to check availability. Prices are valid until the end of December 2018. Please Note: All children under the 16 years of age must wear a bouyancy aid which we will supply and fit free of charge for the duration of hire.

The Lee Valley Boat Centre is a small friendly business with the intention of giving everyone the chance of experiencing the River Lee. From passenger boat hire for larger groups to small rowing boats for up to 4 persons we aim to provide a means to travel along the River Lee at an affordable cost. The boats are available from the boat centre in Broxbourne with the exception of the passenger boats, which are boarded at the mooring slightly further upstream. In the interests of safety all children under the age of 16 years will have to wear a buoyancy aid which we supply and fit free of charge prior to boarding one of our boats (exception being the passenger boats which have their own safety management system on board). Dogs / pets are permitted on our day boats but unfortunately not on any of our small boats (electric, rowing or pedalos) or passenger boats where food is being served. The boring part - Please read carefully our Terms & Conditions (Day Boats, Small Boats) of hire for whichever boat you are interested in hiring as they include information to keep everyone safe whilst on the river.

A selection of boats available to hire.


      Took my elderly mum and sister , we all loved it . Staff very friendly 2 scones loads of cream and jam and a couple of cups of tea . Was fun going through the locks . What a pleasant afternoon would definitely recommend.


      Plenty of boats available very expensive for a limited experience as you can only go so far either up or down river

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      We had a wonderful family day out in the May half-term 2019 on Mr Fox, a canal boat equipped with cooker, crockery etc,. Everybody loved it. Ages ranged from 8 to 84: grandparents, parents and adult friends and a lovely mix of kids (8 to 13). The kids were basically in charge: making picnic meals which included real cups of tea!; steering the boat, working the locks. It was a 21st century 'Five have Adventures on a Canalboat' for the kids. The kids just loved the experience. Adults enjoyed a pleasantly restful day in idyllic surroundings with no need to sort out squabbles, calm sibling rivalry. Just lots of fun all round.
    The staff at the Boat Centre couldn't be more helpful and friendly.
    We have already booked up another day. Need I say more? More