The Ware and Hertford Waterbus
Our Waterbus Service has now finished for 2016. We would like to thank the many 1000's that have joined us and look forward to seeing you all again from Easter 2017.
Private Hire is available all year round.
Our popular Waterbus between Ware and Hertford cruises along the picturesque flood plains of the River Lee. The River Lee with an abundance of wildlife connects these two historic towns. On route you will also pass through two original working locks. Operating every Saturday* and Sunday* between Ware Town Quay (next to The Priory, behind the Library car park) and Hertfords Bircherley Green Shopping Centre (by Starbucks).
Please note this is a SCHEDULED SERVICE and journey times are approximately 75-90 minutes EACH WAY.
We operate between Easter Weekend - September.
We are also running on Thursdays and Fridays during August.
This service is fully accessible to all and has two toilets (one disabled), refreshments and a licensed bar on board. Our boats have space for up to 60 passengers and welcome buggies, wheel chairs, and well behaved dogs.
You can join on the day and obtain your tickets on board, subject to availibility. Or, to guarantee your space, bookings can be made up to three months in advance. Please click on the button below. Return journeys can also be made online by simply booking a separate single journey. Please note Waterbus bookings cannot be made over the phone.
Timetable and Single Journey Prices
Location Departure Times Adults Concessions Kids
WARE (SG12 9XB) 10am & 2pm £8 £7 £4
HERTFORD (SG14 1BN) 12noon & 4pm £8 £7 £4
Kids under 3 and well behaved dogs travel free!
'On The Day Discounts' - Available when purchasing your tickets on board
Family single ticket: £20 (2 adults & 2 children)
Family return ticket: £30 (2 adults & 2 children)
Adult return ticket £12
Concession return ticket £10
Child return ticket £6
Unfortunately discounts are not available when booking online.
*We may very occasionally cancel trips to the public for special ticketed events or in extreme weather. To avoid disappointment please check before you travel.
#Please note that the 4pm from Hertford is the last trip of the day. No return trip is available.