Marinas & Moorings
Cruise the river Great Ouse. 30 minutes cruises depart regularly from Ship Lane (front of The Maltings) starting from 11am at weekends daily at holiday times.
Cruise and Dine Service: Dine in style at at the Lazy Otter restaurant and bar. Departs Friday and Saturday evenings at 6.20pm from Ship Lane (Ely) returning at 11.00pm (journey time 80 minutes each way)
Daily departures during peak holiday times from 12noon during weekdays and 11am during weekends. Outside holiday season: cruises available on Friday / Saturday and Sunday.
Fares: £5 adults and £3.50 children (under 16)
Ely sailing club is based at the Roswell pits near the centre of Ely. We have over 40 acres of attractive fresh water available to sail on. With small islands, trees and banks, the sailing is always interesting and challenging. Crews are able to sail without getting their feet wet. We have dry launching and boarding directly from jetties. We are an RYA affiliated club and meet the safety and management criteria required. We have also been awarded Volvo championship club status for our race training.
Public slipways and launching sites can be found at the following locations along the river:
- Isleham (Lark)
- Brandon (Little Ouse)
- Hilgay (River Wissey)
- St Ives
- St Neots
- Upware (Cam)
- Marinas also provide slipway facilities.
Lifebuoys are positioned along the riverside at Ely between the Cutter Inn and the Fisherman's Walk Car Park.
These are checked regularly by East Cambridgeshire town ranger staff, and any problem or vandalism is reported and rectified as quickly as possible by our maintenance team.