Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour
Ware Gazebos
The Picturesque Waterside Inn
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Package cruises for group bookings

We specialise in organising creative and original boat trips for groups of 30-50 people. From scenic cruises with lock experiences to tailored packages including riverside lunches, cream teas, tours, museums and visits to nature reserves. We can bespoke your trip for your exact requirements.

Our vessels are fully accessible for any mobility impaired passengers and have toilets on board (one disabled).

Fully licenced bar also available.

Our most popular cruises


Hidden Hertfordshire - Lee Valley Cruise

Served with a choice of

  1. Cream Tea Picnic Box - £33.50
  2. Afternoon Tea Picnic Box - £37.50
  3. Fish & Chips - £39.50

Including tea or coffee. 

Please note the group must all chose the same food option.


You will board your cruise directly from our pontoon at Ware Town Quay next to the historic Ware Priory. On board you will be served with a freshly prepared cream tea or afternoon tea picnic box from Bridget's Tea Room, or Fish & Chips from the Sea Tree Restaurant.  On the cruise you will pass the unique Ware gazebos that overhang the rivers edge before cruising through the contrasting town centre and the beautiful Lee Valley‘s Amwell Nature Reserve, traversing Hardmead Lock before returning back to Ware Town Quay again.

Cruise approx. 3 hours


Hidden Hertfordshire - Lunch and Guided Cruise from The Waterside Inn

Ideal for coach parties. Arrive at the Waterside Inn in Ware for a hearty two course lunch.  After lunch you will board your boat directly from the restaurants own riverside terrace to embark on a fully guided cruise through the hidden Hertfordshire countryside before returning to Ware Town Quay next to the historic Ware Priory. 

Lunch approx. 1.5 hours

Cruise approx. 2.5 hours



H. Forman & Son Smokehouse Tour, Picnic Lunch and Guided Cruise of the East London Waterways

This spectacular day out starts with a tour of the H. Forman and Son’s famous smokehouse.  Included is a delicious smoked salmon bagel picnic lunch, followed by a tranquil guided cruise through the waterways of East London ending up at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  This is an absolute classic with our group bookers.

Factory tour approx. 1.5hours

Cruise approx. 2.5 hours



East London & Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour

Exclusive  boat tour of the East London Waterways and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including a complete Stadium Island Loop and passage through  the unique Carpenters Road Lock (please note there is no food element to this trip but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch aboard)

Cruise approx. 3 hours



All trips available Monday-Friday.  Published prices are for group sizes of 30-50 people.  For smaller groups please call for further information.

Call 0845 116 2012  -  Office hours Mon-Fri, 9.30-4.30.

Thanks you very much for all your help and patience over the arrangements for the boat trip today which was a great success and appreciated by all our members. Your two crew members were excellent and one was the nephew of our ex-Captain and President and whose mother lives about 4 miles from the Club, so I don’t know how you arranged that!!
The Parking was so convenient and eased all my worries and everything else worked like clockwork. In all, a very enjoyable and interesting day.
I am hoping that positive reports will increase numbers for a potential second trip and I will be in touch.
My thanks once more,
Kind regards,
Alan Stammers
Rayleigh Bowls Club