Public River Trips from Guildford Boat House
Thank you to all who have come and enjoyed the River Wey with us this year.
Right now, we're planning next year's timetable so watch this space!
We also run trips for Groups and Schools
Whether you are visiting the Guildford area or know it like the back of your hand, chances are you haven't seen
this beautiful environment from the unique perspective of a boat on the river........
We can fix that, if you come and see us on one of our Public Trip days, which start on Easter Saturday and continue through to the last Sunday in September. Generally speaking trips are available at weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays, with some weekdays added as we get towards the main Summer Season.
The Harry Stevens is a familiar sight as it cruises along the River Wey. Open-sided, with roll-down, see-through curtains for all weather protection. The "Harry" seats up to 60 passengers.
The trips offer the chance to see a variety of wildlife as well as a spectacular view of the Guildford skyline, all whilst travelling through some of the most attractive countryside Surrey has to offer.
The on-board commentary allows you to find out much more about the River and its history.
Please see our routes and times below.
If you book the boat for a large group (30+) it may also be possible to combine your trip with a visit to the National Trust Visitor Centre at Dapdune Wharf, about a mile downstream, or a meal at Hector's On The Wey bistro at Farncombe Boat House, 4 miles upstream.
Public trips run - subject to conditions and availability - on the following days:
April to September:
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays
|June to August only:
|School Summer Holidays (23 July to end of August)
Please note we never run public trips on Fridays or Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
See latest trip running information here
Please Note: Party bookings occasionally mean our schedule is altered: Please see the trip running information below. It is safest to phone before travelling if you are committed to one particular trip;
you can book places on a public trip by phoning us on the morning of that trip.
Trip Times - subject to conditions and availability - are as follows:
11.30am and 3.00pm:
1½ hour trip heading south from Guildford Boat House, taking in St. Catherine's Lock and the history and beauty of the Godalming Navigation section of the River Wey. Turning at or near* the Gun's Mouth (junction with the old Wey & Arun Canal), the trip brings you back to the Boat House.
*actual turning point depends on time taken to get through the lock.
Prices: Adults (age 15+): £8.00 - Children (5-14): £4.00 - Under 5's: Free - Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Children: £20.00
A 45 minute trip south from Guildford Boat House, as far as St. Catherine's Lock, turning there to return to the Boat House.
Prices: Adults (age 15+): £5.80 - Children (5-14): £2.90 - Under 5's: Free - Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Children: £14.50
Click here to download a Public Trip Leaflet with all the above details.
The Alfred Leroy is available for catered, Dining Cruises for groups of between 25 and 49 people.
You can choose from a simple lunch or teatime cruise of one and three quarter hours or a two and a half hour cruise with a luxury menu.
Saturday Dinner and Sunday Lunch cruises for individuals are also available.
For more information please click here.
*Trips are subject to demand, weather and river conditions and can occasionally be cancelled, or have restricted ticket availability in the event that a party booking has been received. To check availability for the trip please call a few days in advance. To book definite seats, please call on the morning of the trip on: 01483 504494. We very much regret that owing to the design of our craft, they are not suitable for wheelchair bound passengers. This is due to space constraints and for reasons of safety and access.
All public trips start from Guildford Boat House: please pay at Reception.