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Boat Hire

For many years dating back to the nineteen hundreds, Dedham has been known as the place to hire a Rowing Boat. We have carried on that tradition and have 26 Clinker built Rowing Boats all for hire from 30 minutes to an hour or more for a leisurely row along the river Stour.

Flatford Mill, the Mill made famous by John Constable is just a mile and a half row along the river if you are feeling energetic.
For those of you that would prefer an Ice Cream, drink or snack our kiosk is the ideal option with outside seating available.

We open on Mothers Day until end of October half term 2020

Boat Hire Opening Hours

10am – 5pm
Rowing boats are available to hire from March to October, weather permitting.
School Holidays 7 days a week.
Term Time 6 days a week.
Bank Holidays open.

£8.00 for 30 minutes
£16.00 for 1 hour
£16.00 refundable deposit
The Boats can hold 4 adults or 2/3 adults and 2 children depending on their age.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on our boats.

Life Jackets are not provided as Boats are hired at the customer’s own risk and conditions of hire can be found on the reverse of the hire tickets and on the boards on the kiosk and jetty, which must be read and adhered to for safety reasons.

Discover Constable's River

The River Stour Trust operates the electric boat, Stour Trusty II, which is the only powered craft licensed to operate on the lower Stour.

We run scheduled trips from late March until the end of October between Dedham Boathouse and Flatford on Saturdays. We also run round trips from Flatford to FenBridge on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Private charters are available between Stratford St Mary, Flatford, Dedham and Brantham on any day of the week, subject to existing bookings and commitments.

All trips are dependent on availability, weather and river conditions.

The River Stour Trust is a registered charity led by volunteers dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation.

For more information: www.riverstourtrust.org

Get In Touch

Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH
Tel: 01206 323153
Fax: 01206 322232

E. info@dedhamboathouse.com

Restaurant Hours

Tuesday - Sunday

Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm
Dinner 6pm – 9:30pm
Sunday Lunch 12pm – 4pm
Breakfast - Saturday & Sunday 9am –11am
Afternoon Tea Saturday 3pm – 5pm