Extend your day with a tip on the Nene Valley Railway. Stations Peterborough, Orton Mere , Overton Station for boat rides and the wonderful Wansford Station.https://nvr.org.uk/

Welcome to The Captain's Folly!


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About The Boat

The Captain's Folly is a North Norfolk crabbing boat, model 19, used on the coast of Great Yarmouth for many years. It's a very stable sea going boat.

On one side are two ware plates, used for protection against the crab cages that were lifted in. At 20 foot long with a 7 foot beam, it provides ample room for several people to enjoy.

Boasting a GM Yamaha 6 HP engine and a fibreglass hull heavy wood structure. Built in 1975 by Carl Bishop, The Captain's Folly can seat up to 14 people, alongside 2 crew members!

VIN Number: M191278

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River & Lake Trips

Boat trips from Peterborough Embankment to the boat house basin Thorpe Meadows.

Why not take a relaxing, fun trip, on the Captain's Folly or Cleopatra?

See the Meadows the water, with breath-taking views, whilst also learning!

A 10 to 15 Minute Cruise round Overton Lake on The Captains Folly or Cleopatra both take 12 persons.

From the 1St April to 30th September 12.00am to 17.00pm every Saturday and Sunday Afternoon.

See the ducks chase the boat, and if you're lucky, the fantastic blue kingfisher and other birds nesting.

Experience the beautiful tiers of blue bells in season on the river side walks, and learn about the history of the 17th century bridge and dungeon! Great fun for all ages!


School Holidays Cambridgeshire every afternoon From 12.00am to 17.00pm subject to weather.

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Information & Pricing

Boat rides from Town bridge to the Boat house Basin Peterborough

One way - Return the same

Adults: £6.00

Children (over 1): £4.00

Dogs: £1.00

Disabled Children (Under 1 year of age): FREE

Infants (0-12 months): FREE

Time 30 mins approx.

Weather Permitting

Cruise and Dine from the Boat House Restaurant Book at Boat House Public House and contact us. Bespoke Trips available.

Longer trips birthday Parties, School Trips, Photographic Trips and lots more.

We also offer Educational Trips, Birthday Parties, Photographic Cruises, Charter, School Trips and lots more!

Pricing £60.00 pound per half Hour. Schools are also welcome, as are family trips, just get in contact.

Extend your day with a tip on the Nene Valley Railway, Stations Peterborough, Orton Mere, Overton Station for boat rides and the wonderful Wansford.

Visit The Haven, and Rail world Peterborough

Charter the boat please call must be booked

Refreshments can be provided please ask.