Farncombe Boat House


Type:Boat Trip

Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1NH

Tel: +44 (0)1483 421306

River boats outside Farncombe Boat House


The River Wey is often described as Surrey's best kept secret and the prettiest stretch is between Godalming at the most southerly end and Guildford 4 miles downstream.

Farncombe Boat House at Godalming is situated next to Catteshall Lock on its own special 'Island'. Throughout the summer, brightly-coloured rowboats, punts and canoes can be hired by the hour or day and 4 purpose built day narrowboats especially suitable for family outings or business entertainment are available for charter. A fleet of 6 traditional-styled narrow boats can also be booked for short breaks and longer holidays.

This is a fascinating waterway, being one of the first canalised rivers in the country, explore 20 miles of navigable river and 16 locks which are all owned and maintained by The National Trust.  Their Exhibition Centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is well worth a visit.

'Hectors on the Wey' Bistro, on the riverside lawn, is open all year round for coffees, light lunches, afternoon teas or just a glass of wine!

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Day Narrow Boat Hire (per boat£250.00 per ticket
Row Boat Hire£18.00 per ticket
Row boat per hour£16.00 per ticket

Holiday Narrow boats available - price on application.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Situated off the A3100 from Guildford or Godalming. Follow the brown signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Farncombe. Take footpath next to church and follow to end. Cross over A3100 into Catteshall Road.

Opening Times

2024 Boat Hire - open seasonally (21 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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