Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are pleased to announce that we are opening on April 17th 2021 (subject to government guidance)

We are already taking provisional booking for our day boats, if you would like to make a booking check our availability and fill out a request form or give us a call on 01992462085 Covid-19 regulations do apply.

To see the current guidance for the rivers please follow the link below:

We shall also be opening for our small boat hire, we are unable to take bookings for these boats as they work on a first come first served basis.

We will have 4/5/7/8 seater electric boats available as well as 4 seater rowing boats and pedalo’s. However we do need to follow Covid-19 guidance so number of passengers may differ.

Our passenger boats are currently under review and we hope to resume running the trips as soon as we are able.

We hope to see you soon, if you have any queries email us or call on 01992462085

Due to the social distancing requirement we can only permit 3 groups on site to queue for boat hire at any time and we will be much slower in turning the boats around for the next hirer as we must clean each of them thoroughly – please be patient with us!
We are all on a learning curve at present and mistakes will be made so we hope you can help us out by understanding our problems.
We are only able to hire a boat to a single household group at present, again this is not our choosing but a government restriction.
We need to keep our staff safe and so they will be wearing face masks and gloves and those staff in close proximity to customers when getting you on board the boat and instructing you will also wear a face shield (they don’t like them much but it keeps them safe) and when fitting buoyancy aids on the children. The buoyancy aids will be disinfected between uses.
And to top it all we must have a one-way system on site and entrance through the small gate and exit through the double gates, there will be barriers up to guide you along and the staff will also help with directions.

Welcome to Lee Valley Boat Centre

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


Due to the new Covid restrictions put into place we are now closed until out new season starts in March 2021

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)

Small babies are allowed on boats either in a car seat or a buoyancy aid.
We do not take bookings for the small hire boats.

Call 01992 462 085 for Passenger boat and Day boat bookings.(CLOSED WEDNESDAYS)

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.


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Upcoming Public Cruises

These must be booked in advance.

Nothing from April 2021 to May 2021.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

Nothing from April 2021 to May 2021.