Stour Trusty II is the only powered craft licensed to operate between Stratford St Mary, Dedham, Flatford and Brantham annually from Spring until the end of October. You can find out more about the boat by clicking here.
We offer scheduled trips and private charters are also available; subject to existing bookings and commitments. All trips are dependent on availability, weather and river conditions to ensure the safety of our passengers and volunteers.
2013 Season commences Good Friday 29th March (see below)
- Good Friday 29th March-Sunday 27th October – Flatford to Fen Bridge trips and Charters
- Saturday 20th April-Saturday 26th October – Waterbus Service
- The River Stour Trust operate the electric boat trip and are entirely separate to Dedham Boathouse Restaurant who run the restaurant and rowboats.
- The River Stour Trust operate the electric boat trip and are entirely separate to Le Talbooth who run the restaurant and function venue.
SERVICE UPDATE: We are unable to book any charters to Cattawade or Stratford St. Mary because Flatford and Dedham locks are currently unusable. Please check with us for the latest update.
Full Day Charter
A delightful cruise over the full extent of the lower navigable Stour, from the head of the tidal estuary at Brantham up to Stratford St Mary Lock, which is currently being restored by the River Stour Trust. En route you will pass through the old Brantham sea lock, and the traditional working locks at Flatford and Dedham, previously restored by the River Stour Trust.
Half Day Charter
An opportunity for a round trip between Flatford and Stratford St Mary or Flatford and Brantham.
SCHEDULED TRIPS & FARES
SATURDAYS (20th April-26th October)
Half hour one way trips
10.15am-5.00pm, regularly departing from:
- Dedham Boathouse Restaurant (click here for link to map)
- Flatford – opposite Bridge Cottage (click here for link to map)
No pre-booking before the day
One Way Trip – Adult £5.00, Child £3.00
Return Trip – Adult £8.00, Child £5.00
Enquiries: 0844 800 5018*
SUNDAYS & BANK HOLIDAYS (Good Friday 29th March-Sunday 27th October)
(Also on Wednesdays in August)
Return trips to Fen Bridge
Half hour non-landing return trip
Regularly departing from Flatford – opposite Bridge Cottage (click here for link to map)
11.00am-5.00pm, no pre-booking before the day
Adult £5.00, Child £3.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £14.00
Dedham Boathouse Restaurant offers lunch and dinner with items on the menu changing every 6-8 weeks. 26 clinker built rowing boats are also available for hire.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am till 5pm
Open Bank Holiday Mondays & Mondays during School Holidays
The last boat for an hour goes out at 4pm – The last boat for 30 minutes goes out at 4.30pm
For more information: www.dedhamboathouse.co.uk
Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 12 noon-2.15pm
Evening Riverside BBQ’s every Sunday starting 10th June until 9th September
For more information: www.milsomhotels.com/letalbooth