Row, row, row your boat

How best to soak up the stunning scenery along the River Nidd? Pay a visit to Marigold Boating and take one of our boats out for a paddle! We operate mid March to October. 

We have 38 boats in all, which can seat a maximum of  six people. Boats will operate this year from Saturday 15th March* and will be  available to hire right up until the last day of October half term.

*If there has been heavy rain and the river is too high and fast we may have to close the boats, this is quite rare but please call to check before you visit.

Life jackets are available upon request and children must be accompanied by an adult. Boats cannot be hired to a single user. You are welcome to take your dog out on a boat, at your own risk.

The rules

  • Any person hiring a boat from the landing does so at their own risk.
  • Passengers must not alight or enter at points other than the landing stage.
  • Persons wishing to change seats must return to the landing.
  • Minimum of 2 people per boat.
  • No unaccompanied minors under 16 years.
  • No alcohol permitted on the boats. No persons under the influence of alcohol are allowed on the boats.
  • All children and non-swimmers are advised to wear a life-jacket.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admission without explanation.
  • Management reserves the right to request a deposit



  • Adults – £6
  • 65+ years – £4
  • 6-16 years – £4
  • Five & under – Free
  • Per person up to 1 hour