The Local Area

Boston Gateway Marina is conveniently situated within close proximity of the town centre, which offers a wide variety of facilities. Food and clothing stores, restaurants, cinema and a supermarket are within easy walking distance. Boston Railway Station and Bus Station are nearby.

Local tourist attractions include the 14th century St Botolph’s Church, otherwise known as ‘The Stump’, Boston Guildhall Musuem dating from the 1390’s, the Maud Foster Windmill, a 450 year old market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, RSPB reserves at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore and the Water Rail Way cycle and walking route to Lincoln.

You can find more information on local attractions from the Boston Borough Council website.

A unique attraction on the river is the Boston Belle, a boat capable of taking 60 passengers which offers public trips and private charters on the River Witham and The Haven.


The Local Area: The Boston Stump

Helpful Information

Information about the Grand Sluice opening times, tide times, weather and the Canal River Trust can be obtained from the lock keeper’s office, located opposite the Sluice Gate on Witham Bank East, Boston, PE21 9JU. The lock keeper’s office telephone numbers are 07712 010920 or 01205 364864.
Please note – all vessels passing through the Grand Sluice lock into the tidal Haven must monitor VHF Channel 12 for contact with Boston Docks.

The closest National Coastwatch station is at Skegness. Their website has a large amount of very helpful information for those wishing to use the local coastal waters. The station manager is Paul Woolley, who can be contacted on 07900 613901. They have a dedicated VHF channel 65. Summer watch times are 09.30-17.30, winter watch times 10.00-16.00, every day throughout the year.

The nearest boat lift-out, servicing and engineering facilities are at Fosdyke Yacht Haven located to the east of Boston Gateway Marina at The Wash Estuary.
We can also recommend Marlex Marine, a marine engineering and servicing company based in Cambridgeshire with mobile units.

Here are some links to information we hope you’ll find helpful.


Tide Times

Marina Weather

Boston Grand Sluice Opening Times

Canal & River Trust Information

If you have any questions, please get in touch

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