Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are now open for boat hire subject to Government guidelines.

Small Boats (Electric, Rowing and Pedalos) on a first come first served basis.  Day Boats booking required.

Please observe our one way system and social distancing while on site, Face Masks required until your boat has departed and on return.

Boats, Buoyancy Aids and Tags are sanitised in between use for your safety.  Debit cards are the preferred method of payment but cash is still accepted


Welcome to Lee Valley Boat Centre

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


Open from 10am with the last hire at 3.30pm


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 THURSDAYS)

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 December 2021. 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.


    star rating  Really enjoyed renting a rowing boat here. A deposit is required which is fine, however your time on the water starts when you have paid, not when you get in... read more


    star rating  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

    star rating  We hired 3 electric boats for Father’s Day, it’s was such a nice family thing to do for all ages.
    Staff very helpful.

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Upcoming Public Cruises

These must be booked in advance.

Nothing from August 2021 to September 2021.

Upcoming Circular Cruises

These cannot be booked in advance.

Nothing from August 2021 to September 2021.