Waterways Experiences Boat Base

Contact us

Booking enquiries

Email bookings@wexp.org.uk or call 01923 723 819 using option 1.

You can also use our enquiry form to express an interest in a trip. If you are telephoning, please be aware that the phone line is staffed by volunteers and you won’t necessarily get through right away. If you leave a message, someone will call you back as soon as possible. Volunteers are on duty during weekdays 9-5.

*** Booking Availability Update, as of 23rd June***

We hope we can find you a date for your trip but we are extremely busy this year.

Sheldrake 3, which takes up to 35 passengers, is now fully booked through to the end of the year.

Our smaller boats, which take up to 12 passengers, Sheldrake 2 and Close Shave, have availability from the second week of October.

Note: You need to book at least one month before the date of your trip.

Bookings for 2025 will open on 1/8/24

Volunteering enquiries

Email volunteersupport@wexp.org.uk

Please also first check our current opportunities and complete the expression of interest form. If you have a general enquiry, please drop us an email and include a phone number with the details of your enquiry if you would like a call back.

Other contacts

Or, find us at our boat base – open on Wednesdays and at other times according to trip bookings by special appointment.  To contact one of these teams by phone, please call the bookings team and ask them to forward your contact details to the appropriate person who will call you back. 

Postal deliveries and visiting us

Waterways Experiences, Nash Mills Recreation Centre, Red Lion Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9TE

+441923723819  (Option 1)  Monday-Friday normal working hours. 

Nash Mills Recreation Centre compound where we are located has no fixed opening hours, so please call or email us  before visiting to avoid a wasted journey.

 We have our own mail drop box in front of the metal entry gates.  If you have a large package to drop off, please call us to make arrangements.