Hertfordshire Canal Cruise

Discover the heritage and rural beauty of the Lea Valley while cruising aboard a modern, fully licensed vessel that is accessible to all.

To start your day sit down at a local restaurant and enjoy a two course lunch before commencing your two and a half hour canal cruise. Throughout your cruise, you will have a guided commentary by the friendly skipper.

This popular cruise, between Ware and Hertford, makes it way along the picturesque waterway of the River Lee. The Lee, with an abundance of wildlife, connects these two historic towns. On route you will also pass through two original working locks.

The people of the Lea Valley have always called on their local river for many needs: transport, water supply, fishing, flood control, power for mills, and today, pleasure boating.

There is evidence of its use for transport as early as the Bronze Age. The improvements for navigation are among the oldest in the country. In the 17th century, Izaak Walton wrote ‘The Compleat Angler’ based on his experiences of fishing the river. 

Once in Hertford you have free time to explore this beautiful town. Why not visit the Hertford Museum? This museum is free to enter and cares for, in excess of, 100,000 objects. The collections include archaeology, paper ephemera, ethnography, fine art, geology, natural history, photographs, social history and the Hertfordshire Regiment collection. They also hold the Addis company archive, including the largest collection of toothbrushes in the UK! Alternatively, do a spot of shopping in the local shopping centre before your coach* comes to pick you up to depart for home.


All boats are fully accessible and have toilets onboard, as well as a licensed bar.  

*Coach travel not included

Groups 25+ £38.50pp

12:00 Two course lunch with tea/coffee
13:30 Embark on a 2.5 hour canal cruise from Ware to Hertford
Free time to explore Hertford
Coach* to collect group from Hertford


*Coach travel not included

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