We've been at it, replicating our old fleet to bring you this brand new, unique and special design of dragon style boats, iconic to Bedford boating lake.
Check our opening schedule to be sure, but as a rule the boats will be open seasonally on Saturdays and Sundays and during summer school break, weather permitting.
We recommend using one of our life vests provided at no extra cost. Your boat will be cleaned before you ride, with staff on hand throughout your hire.
You cant book this service at the moment, please come along. If you are not sure about the weather please call us.
Currently open on weekends in fair weather, if it's a gloomy day, please call us on 01234 954913 Bookings are not required or available for this service. Please read the FAQ section before calling.
10:00 – 16:30
10:00 – 16:30
Up to a maximum of 4 people can ride for this price. This is for insurance reasons and stability.
Enough time to get to the top and back at at slow pace.
Take another lap, swap rowers and relax.
Catch a tan, watch the wildlife and really take your time.
A £10 deposit is required in addition on all tariffs. Dont be late back, damage or dirty the boat. Management reserve the right to decline boat hire without reason.
Due to vessel stability and insurance conditions we strictly limit this to 4 people per boat, this number includes infants & smaller children
To hire a boat on your own, you need to be over the age of 16.
Riders under the age of 16 must have consent given by a guardian who is with them. Said guardian will need to sign the hire agreement. Management will asses each group individually with a view on safety and suitability and have the right to decline hire based on this. All riders need to be 12 months or older to board.
Provided that you haven't broken the rules etc, if you paid your deposit in cash it will be returned to you when your hire is finished. If you paid on Card, it is possible that refunds may take 48 hours to appear back on your account, although funds are often cleared for the next day.
No. Please do not consume anything except water when riding.
Yes. Please clean up any hair and other dog related 'mess' before you get back to the jetty. Be sure you keep your dog on a lead for the duration of your hire. Wildlife such as swans have priority and should not be distressed by dogs. Life jackets for dogs are not available.
No sorry. Staff are on hand for safety when loading and un loading. They can guide you if you are new to rowing but will not be able to board the boat with you.