Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the current situation we are closed until further notice.

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In line with the latest government advice for England issued earlier this week, Canal and River Trust are pleased to be able to welcome the phased reopening of navigation to PRIVATE boats and the return of angling and paddle sports.

Lee Valley Boat Centre wish to update you on the precautionary measures which we are taking to minimise the spread of COVID-19 to both customers and our employees and this means we will be CLOSED until further notice

If you have a booking for boat hirebetween March and June and we remain closed we will honour this at a later time and have contacted all customers who have already booked with us. If your booking is later in the year we hope this can still go ahead

Please follow the Government’s health and safety advice and, where possible, use contactless payment:

Keep safe and stay well.

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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/Concs £5.00

Upcoming Public Cruises

These must be booked in advance.

  • FISH AND CHIPS @ £21pp, 01 May 2020  12:00 - 14:30.
  • CREAM TEA @ £17.50pp, 08 May 2020  15:00 - 17:00.
  • SUNDAY LUNCH @ £30pp, 24 May 2020  12:00 - 15:00.
  • FISH AND CHIPS @ £21pp, 29 May 2020  12:00 - 14:30.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

  • CIRCULAR, 08 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 09 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 10 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 23 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 24 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 25 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.
  • CIRCULAR, 30 May 2020  14:00 - 15:00.

Call 01992 462 085 for Passenger boat and Day boat bookings.

Electric Boats, Main Hirer must be over 18 Years of age.(ID May be required)
Pedalos and Row Boats, Main Hirer must be over 16 Years of age.(ID may be required)
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 2020. 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.


      Great activity for all the family at a reasonable price. The staff were friendly and the facilities well maintained.


      Really enjoyed hiring a boat to cruise along the river, lived local for 17 years and our first time! Kids loved it too. Will be back again in the summer.

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      We couldn’t get an electric boat at 14:30! All booked but just because it was holidays and half day gone Otherwise if one is there around 10-12am it... read more

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