Welcome to The Captain's Folly!


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


River & Lake Trips

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

See Ferry Meadows from the water, with breathtaking views, whilst also learning!

The 30 minute trip takes you across the lake, down the estuary, into the river Nene, where you can enjoy the wonderful wildlife and take part in some bird watching.

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!

Trips every day from 1st April to 31st October 12.00am to 17.00 pm subject to weather. Including all school Holidays.


Information & Pricing

Adults: £4.00

Children (over 1): £3.00

Disabled Children: FREE

Infants (0-12 months): FREE

Enjoy one of our three cruises, either the Milton Ferry Bridge, the lock trip or nature time.

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

These are priced at just £60.00 per 30 minutes, for 12 guests. Schools are also welcome, as are family trips, just get in contact.

Working from the jetty at Overton lake Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust, Ham Lane , Orton Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU

New trip - Cruise round the lake £2.00 per person, 10 to 15 minutes