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 - FULL, 01 September 2019  12:00 - 15:00.
  • Hot Pie CANCELLED, 06 September 2019  12:00 - 14:00.
  • Cream Tea - FULL, 08 September 2019  15:00 - 17:00.
  • Fish and Chips FULL, 13 September 2019  19:30 - 22:00.
  • Sunday Lunch, 22 September 2019  12:00 - 15:00.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

  • Circular, 01 September 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 01 September 2019  15:15 - 16:15.
  • Circular, 07 September 2019  14:00 - 15:00.
  • Circular, 08 September 2019  14:00 - 15:00.

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.


      We waited quite a while as it was a hot sunday but they gave us a ticket and told us about how long it would be so we wandered in... read more

    leah g

      Love coming here on a lazy summer day for a gentle cruise along the Lee with my young son. Good value for money.

    thumb Andrew P

      Went on our first day barge hire today was a fantastic experience excellent staff very helpful will definitely do this again