1. East
  2. Cambridgeshire
  3. Huntingdon

About Houghton Boats

Our family run business has been hiring boats on what we think is one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Ouse for over 70 years. We know you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of our backwaters spotting wildlife while watching out for pirates as countless others have. An absolutely ideal activity for all ages from 3 to 93 that won't break the bank.

With a wide range of self propelled boats, catering for all levels of ability, we are happy to offer advice and tuition to ensure that you find the boat that suits you and your family best. We provide all the equipment that you need from buoyancy aids and paddles (of all sizes) to maps and wildlife spotting sheets, to equip you for adventures from an hour to a day to create memories that will last.

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Fun for all ages

Physical activity, educational, environmentally friendly and a fun time for all.

We rent a range of small boats suitable for exploring, picnicing , paddling and even visiting Riverside pubs.

Independent exploring adventures

We help you get on the river, give you buoyancy aids, maps and I Spy sheets as well as any tuition you may need

Set adjacent to the beautiful Houghton Mill

National Trust tea room and car park, beautiful river walks and dog friendly.

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  • ACCESSIBLE_TOILETS iconAccessible Toilets
  • DOG_FRIENDLY iconDog Friendly
  • PUSHCHAIR_FRIENDLY iconPushchair Friendly
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday, 10:30 - 18:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00

RIver and weather conditions permitting we are open from Easter to September.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : £15.00

Boats are priced from £15 per boat per hour.

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to Houghton Boats by visiting our attraction tickets section.

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Plan Your Visit


Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

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Contact Details

Through Mill Passage
Houghton Mill, Mill Street
PE28 2AZ

Park either in The National Trust car park ( restrictions and charges apply) or on street parking in the village. Our boat station faces you as you pass through the Mill passage.

Tel: 07759316260

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Transport Information

Regular buses from Huntingdon, St Ives, and Cambridge.

Trains to Huntingdon.

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