COVID-19, Sept 2020
AS WE ARE UNABLE TO FOLLOW GOVERNMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ON OUR PASSENGERS BOATS THEY WILL NOT BE OPERATING FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE.
Lee Valley Boat Centre wish to update you on the precautionary measures which we are taking to minimise the spread of COVID-19 to both customers and our employees and this means we will be CLOSED until further notice
If you have a booking for boat hire beween March and October and we remain closed we will honour this at a later time and have contacted all customers who have already booked with us. We hope bookings later in the year can remain the same
Please follow the Government’s health and safety advice and, where possible, use contactless payment:
Keep safe and stay well.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve. Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Keep your distance stay at least 2 metres away from other people
CAR AND COACH PARKING IN BROXBOURNE RIVERSIDE EN10 6TD
Access from M25 and A10: Take J25 off the M25 on to the A10, follow signs towards Hertford/Cambridge. Broxbourne is located off the A10. Take the A1170 exit and follow signs to Broxbourne. In the town centre, at the traffic lights, take a right turn on to B194 - Station Road, carry on to Nazeing New Road, turn right into the Broxbourne Riverside car park entrance and park in the first car park on your right adjacent to the recycling area. Please note: The 'Lady of Lee Valley' DOES NOT pick up at Boat Centre in Old Nazeing Road. You will need to display a parking permit that we shall send you (as long as your organiser orders them).
The 1 hour public circular cruise departs from opposite the boat centre and heads downstream past the Broxbourne Rowing club, the Riverside houses with stunning gardens, and the Broxbourne Cruising Club. At Kings weir we will turn allowing an excellent view over the weir. We will then head back going past the Lee Valley Boat Centre, adorned with beautiful hanging baskets, to Carthagena Lock at this point we head back towards the pub to disembark, all this while able to interact with the other river users. All through the trip we will be travelling through the meadows and woodlands of the beautiful Lee Valley Regional Park. This area has been described as one the prettiest stretches of the River Lee with its abundance of flora and fauna that makes this such a popular destination for visitors. Other attractions in the area are the Lee Valley Boat Centre, Lee Valley Cycle and Canoe hire, and The Old Mill Retreat Cafe. There are plenty of woodland areas to wander through or places to stop and have a picnic and admire the view. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available during the trip. Passengers are not permitted to consume own food or drinks onboard.
Private and public cruises.
All our other cruises depart from our own private moorings at the Broxbourne Riverside and travel along a similar route to the above through the scenic Lee Valley Regional Park. Depending upon the length of your cruise you may go through a lock or two where you can watch the "skipper" do all the hard work while you relax in your seat.
Due to poor internet reception on the boats there are no debit/credit card facilities. All bar purchases must be made in cash.
Lady of Lee Valley
Available all year round except November. This boat has the capacity to carry up to 60 passengers and can be hired for private parties where you have sole use of the boat, as well as scheduled trips during the summer. It is fully crewed with a skipper and stewardess. We supply all major spirits, wines, beers and soft drinks, however, we have limited space, and on occasion may have limited stock. Passengers are not permitted to bring food or drink on board. Any passenger found bringing food or drinks on board will be asked to leave the boat. We will be happy to decorate the boat for special occasions in an appropriate manner for which a small charge will be made. It has both step and lift access suitable for wheelchair users. It also has two toilets, one which has fitted handrails for accessability You may NOT bring your own food or drink.
Pride of the Lee
Available all year round except November. This boat has the capacity to carry up to 44 passengers (coach style seating layout) and can be hired for private parties where you have sole use of the boat, as well as scheduled trips during the summer. It is fully crewed with a skipper and stewardess. The 'Pride of Lee' was completely refurbished during 2005 with internal seating for 34 and 10 on the open front deck with bench seating. It has both step and lift access suitable for wheelchair access and there is a WC on board. We can cater for smaller groups with a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 22 passengers on private cruises. There is a bar selling beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks, however, we have limited space, and on occasion may have limited stock. You may NOT bring your own food or drink.
We visited the Boat Centre on a Sunday afternoon and waited about 15 minutes for our boat, as we needed an 8 seater. Good value for money to hire it... read more
Really enjoyed hiring a boat to cruise along the river, lived local for 17 years and our first time! Kids loved it too. Will be back again in the summer.
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