The Fish and Duck Marina is in a fantastic location for day trips and our hire boats ‘Bramble’, ‘Willow’ and ‘Fern’ will often be seen pottering along the river in any of the three directions from the marina.

Suitable for carrying a maximum of 5 people, ‘Bramble’ and ‘Fern’ can be hired by the day for £150 inclusive of VAT, fuel and life jackets or buoyancy aids.  Our other boat, ‘Willow’ is suitable for larger parties of up to 6-8 people depending on the composition of the group, and costs £180 per day.  The hire day is from 10am until 4.30pm and no previous experience is required as you will be given a full briefing before departing the marina.




All you need to bring is yourselves, appropriate clothing and a picnic if you wish, to have a thoroughly relaxing day on the river enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife, visiting the attractive city of Ely or stopping off at any of the popular waterside watering holes or official visitor moorings in the area.  Our day boats operate from April to October inclusive.

Please note, we do not cater for dogs or fishing on board our boats.
Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.


To help make your day out special, we have teamed up with Libby Tucker at ‘Graze with Me’ to offer picnics to take on board the boat with you. These can be ordered when making a booking via the following link (2) Graze with me | Facebook and the picnic will be delivered to the marina ready for collection on the day (Libby will contact you to confirm the order and take payment).


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If you are looking for a gift with a difference, why not treat someone to a day on the river. Our gift vouchers can be for any amount and are valid until the end of the season, which is on or around 31st October each year.