NEW FOR 2018!




Boats accommodate up to 6 passengers including the skipper and hire starts from £8.00 per person (£48 per hour per boat)
  • Refundable Deposit (credit / debit card) and Photo ID required on the day of hire.
  • Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before hire commences to allow time to complete your boat hire handover.
  • Last boat hire will be an hour before sunset
  • Boating will be subject to weather and tide height.
Why not take your boating party up toward Pulborough or down to the Black Rabbit pub for a bite to eat and a glass of wine, or just mess around on the water for an hour or so and back for tea and cake?


Address & Opening Times

Riverside, Houghton Bridge, Amberley, West Sussex BN18 9LP

Boat Hire Available 7 days a week
9am - One hour before sunset as the Tide allows


Boating has taken place from Houghton Bridge for many, many years and we regularly speak to visiting customers who fondly remember as children, gently cruising along the river with either their parents or grandparents, enjoying the peace and tranquillity the river environment provides.

Due to popular demand we will be offering a small number of outboard motor boats for hire by the hour which can easily be accessed via our pontoon.

The boats can comfortably accommodate up to 6 passengers and are fully equipped to enable a pleasurable jaunt along the river through the stunningly beautiful South Downs valley.

To guarantee that your adventure begins on time, please book your boat hire today with our online booking form or alternatively you can call us on 07393 447028 and email:

So why not pop along soon for a spot of lunch or a cream tea and round off your visit with a wonderful boat trip along the river...