Guidance for visiting boats

The River Cam offers some great boating through beautiful countryside which can take you to the historic centre of Cambridge. Please observe our Byelaws whilst on the River, ensuring that everyone's experience of the River is peaceful and pleasant. 

All visiting boats are required to be registered, insured, boat safe and identified prior to accessing the River Cam.


The options available to you are:

1. For powered vessels registering on an annual basis with the Environment Agency you can purchase a Cam premium option at the same time. Please speak to the EA for further details on 03708 506 506. If you did not purchase a Cam Premium at the time when you registered with the EA, you will need to purchase a visitor license from us.


2. Buy a 90 day visitor license directly from us by completing an online application form.    

Please go to 2020/21 Applications Forms if you wish to register for a visitor license. 

Facilities & Moorings for visiting boats

There is a range of moorings available for short term (48 hr) stays in Cambridge.  We have a google map available of these, plus local facilities.

Google map of Moorings & Facilities



For registration & licensing email: 

For instalment consent email:

For River incidents please use our online form on this website

Navigation Emergency number: 01223 646459 (This is only for use for navigation emergencies such as boat adrift, lock malfunction and boat sinking)



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