Narrowboats Moored at Farncombe Boathouse

Why choose the River Wey for your narrowboat holiday?

Is it a narrowboat, a barge, or a canal boat? Well, the short answer is that it’s all of them, and no matter what you prefer to call them they have been used on inland waters up and down the country for centuries, and the river Wey is no exception.

You will be surprised at the rural tranquillity of this river, especially when considering that it is at the heart of commuter-land and within sight, at one point of the M25. Historically, this is a fascinating waterway, being one of the first canalised rivers in the country, dating back to 1653. Today the 20 miles of navigable river and it’s 16 locks, are owned and maintained by The National Trust, and their Heritage Centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is well worth a visit.

The river Wey is one of Surrey’s best kept secrets. On a boat you’ll appreciate the stunning Surrey landscape from a different angle. Apart from the tranquil meandering river, the views, open spaces, and wildlife, you’ll enjoy riverside villages such as Send, Pyrford and Ripley or the larger towns of Godalming, Guildford and Weybridge with their shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

We offer boat hire from April until the end of October for weekends and midweek breaks, a week or longer allowing you to cruise the river Thames upstream to Windsor or down river to Hampton Court.

We are a family run hire business and have been trading here since 2000 although we’ve been working within the boat hire trade on the Wey since 1974. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and being a relatively small family run company, we prefer not to treat our customers as booking references but as guests to the beautiful River Wey, and we sincerely hope you leave loving the river as much as we do.

Narrowboat Holidays

Our narrowboats are easy to handle and offer all the usual home comforts. The outside of each boat is painted in its own individual livery

Day Boat Hire

Our day boats are the perfect place to start if you’ve never been boating before. Available from 09.30 until 17.30


Easy Access can be gained to Farncombe by using the M25, A3, or any of the main A roads from the South or East of the region.