Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are finally opening on Saturday 20th June 2020 for our small boats and day boats.
It has been a difficult time for all of us and we are still not clear of the virus, but things are slowly getting back to normal.
Firstly, we do hope that all our previous customers are keeping fit and well and any new ones we welcome.
Because this is a new experience for all of us, our opening times will change for our small boat hire, we will only open 5 days a week for now from Thursday to Monday giving us time to ensure all our boats are disinfected thoroughly. We will open at 10am as previously but all our small boats must be returned by 4.30pm giving our day boat customers space when they return.
During quieter periods we are introducing a 90 minute hire also for you to enjoy the river Lee a little longer.
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



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.


      Very pleasant day hired a small boat for an hour very pleasant cruising down river there is a cafe in the vicinity close by and also some pleasant walking along... read more

    pat b

      Great time with family and kids, good experience and amazing relax. Good value for money. Kids love it and easy and not far from train station distance.

    avatar thumb gigi120072

      Another fantastic day out , very efficiant booking system.
    Free parking across the road, bonus.
    We upgraded to Mr Mole a wide beam boat to allow more freedom of movement... read more


Upcoming Public Cruises

These must be booked in advance.

Nothing from October 2020 to November 2020.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

Nothing from October 2020 to November 2020.