Daubenton's bat

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Bats from the Boat River Cruise

Location: Ware Town Quay, Burgage Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9XD
Discover bats on this special sunset cruise along the River Lea.

Event details


4.30pm - 6.30pm
A static map of Bats from the Boat River Cruise

About the event

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have partnered with Lee and Stort Boat Co Ltd to offer a unique sunset bat cruise on the River Lea.

Settle in for a 90 minute cruise on board this comfortable boat, equipped with toilet facilities and a fully stocked refreshments bar.

Learn about the fascinating life of bats from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's bat expert.  Spot pipistrelle bats hunting along the tree line, and Daubenton's bat swooping over the water hunting their prey as the sun sets.  As it gets darker we will then be using bat detectors to hear them hunt using echo location. 

Bring a blanket and wrap up warm to experience bats as close as we can - we will have the windows open as we cruise along. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served onboard to keep you warm.

Not suitable for younger children.



Adults: £15
Children (under 16): £8
Infants (under 12months): Free (must sit on adult's lap)

Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Additional booking information

Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below before booking your tickets. Note this cruise is not suitable for younger children due to the possible colder weather conditions/late evening.

Cancellation Policy:
This cruise is weather dependent and we may have to cancel if heavy rain is forecast. We will contact you using the email provided on the day of the cruise and you will be given a full refund.
Once payment has been taken, we are unable to offer refunds on this cruise so please make sure you can attend before booking.

For further information please call 01727-858901 ext 244 or contact events@hmwt.org.

Suitable for

Families, Adults

Know before you go


On a lead


There are steps onto the boat (step-free access can be arranged in advance)

Wheelchair access

The boat is wheelchair friendly with step-free access (arranged in advance)

Parking information

Pay and Display car park next to boat mooring


Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Bats from the Boat River Cruise - Frequently Asked Questions