Fox Narrow Boats - Day Boat Hire10 Marina Drive, March, PE15 0AU, United Kingdom
Boating Days Out - Day Boat Hire
Tel 01354 652770
About Fox Narrow Boats - Day Boat Hire
Enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the river
Our Marina is surrounded by some beautiful waterways. Hire one of our narrow boats for a relaxed boat trip and cruise the rivers taking in the picturesque scenery & wildlife. With lots of room at the front and rear of the boat everyone can be outside.
Inside the day boat
Our day hire narrowboat has a galley complete with hob, fridge and sink. A dinette equipped with crockery and cutlery. A toilet and seating area. The boat will hold up to 10 people.
Middle Level Waterways
The waterways that make up the Middle Level system are a mixture of natural rivers and man made canals / channels that were started early in the 17th century. The Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden was employed by a company lead by Francis, Earl of Bedford to drain a large area of land now known as the Bedford Level. The work included the Bedford River and nine other major drains. The draining of the Fens was a cause of great dispute between the Fen men, who lived in the marshes by fishing and catching wildfowl, and the landowners who were keen to use the land for agriculture.
The legacy of the draining of the land can still be seen in the naming of the artificial channels such as the Old Bedford River (completed in 1637), the New Bedford River (completed in 1652) and the Forty Foot River (1649). One unexpected consequence of the draining of the Fens was the shrinking of the dried out land. Over the years the land has sunk and most of the area is now below sea-level, meaning that Middle Level rivers now have to be pumped up to sea-level to drain the land.
River Great Ouse
Historic buildings, culture and Cambridge University
The River Great Ouse is a beautiful river with a richly textured heritage landscape.
There’s a significant number of historic buildings, parks and ancient monuments. They provide a powerful reminder of the work and way of life of earlier generations, and are enjoyed by local people and visitors today.
Take a trip along the tranquil Fenland Waterways through the town of March Eastwards towards the picturesque village of Upwell (approx 6hrs 30mins) or…
Alternatively take a trip west passing Floods Ferry Marina Park arriving at Ashline Lock and the town of Whittlesey.
Day Boat Hire details
Day boat hire times: 9.30am – 6pm
Number on boat: Up to 10 (must be 2 adults)
Pets: Dogs Allowed
For more information or to book an experience you will never forget please call us on 01354 652770 or Email us via the Contact form on this page.
- 5 Star Rating
- Open - All Year
- Open - Easter
- Free Parking
- Guide Dogs Accepted
- Pets Accepted
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