Coronavirus (COVID-19)

HOORAY 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.

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.

We are so looking forward to seeing you all again but please be patient with us while we find our way.

 

Welcome to Lee Valley Boat Centre

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

SMALL HIRE BOATS

CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

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.
PLEASE NOTE; DOGS AND OTHER PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON SMALL BOATS

 

8 Seater

8 Seater Electric Boat
Maximum 8 persons

COST
£50.50 - 90 MINUTES
£34.00 - 60 MINUTES
£21.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

8 Seater

8 Seater Electric Boat
Maximum 8 persons

COST
£50.50 - 90 MINUTES
£34.00 - 60 MINUTES
£21.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

7 Seater

7 Seater Electric Boat
Maximum 7 persons

COST
£46.00 - 90 MINUTES
£31.00 - 60 MINUTES
£19.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

5 Seater

5 Seater Electric Boat
Maximum 5 persons

COST
£35.50 - 90 MINUTES
£24.00 - 60 MINUTES
£16.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

4 Seater

4 Seater Electric Boat
Maximum 4 persons

COST
£34.50 - 90 MINUTES
£23.00 - 60 MINUTES
£14.50 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

Rowing Boat

4 Rowing Boat
Maximum 4 persons

COST
£25.00 - 90 MINUTES
£17.00 - 60 MINUTES
£11.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

 

Pedalo

4 Seater Pedalo
Maximum 4 persons

COST
£27.00 - 90 MINUTES
£18.00 - 60 MINUTES
£13.00 - 30 MINUTES
A cash security deposit of
£20.00* is required at time
of hire

Terms & Conditions of Hire

Electric, Rowing & Pedalo boats
By hiring our boats, you are agreeing to the following terms & conditions.
All children under the age of 16 years, non-swimmers and lone hirers must wear a buoyancy aid and will not be permitted on board without one.
Animals are not permitted on any small boats.
Hire will not be granted to those who appear to be under the influence of drink or drugs.
Proof of age and/or double deposit may be asked for if required.
We reserve the right to request and hold identification for single sex groups.

LEE VALLEY BOAT CENTRE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RETAIN ALL OR PART OF THE HIRERS DEPOSIT IF: -

• The boat is returned late
• The boat is damaged
• Any fittings are missing or broken
• The hirer causes damage to any other vessel or property belonging to a third party
• The boat is returned in an unclean condition
• An animal has been reported seen on board the boat
• Hirers are not obeying the rules of the waterway
• Hirers are not handling the boat in a safe and responsible manner
• Hirers are behaving in a manner which has caused offence to other members of the public
• Hirers are jumping from the boat to swim in the river
• Hirers are pulling into the side of river to allow additional passengers to board the boat
• Returning with more passengers than permitted.
• Going beyond the limit of hire which is Carthagena Lock to the north and Kings Weir heading south under the bridge.

Water Safety Code

• Drive on right hand side of river at all times
• Children under age of 16 years must wear buoyancy aid at all times whilst on board the boat.
• Do not throw rubbish in river or leave on the boat
• Keep arms and legs inside the boat when cruising
• Beware of other boats and what they may do
• Keep 2 metres clear of moored boats
• All adults are advised to wear a buoyancy aid.
• Adult must supervise and be seated next to any child driving
• Avoid shallow water and weed at side of river
• Be aware that the river contains micro-organisms and it is not sensible to swallow the water or get in open wounds.