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.

More information on local attractions, restaurants and shopping can be found on the Boston Borough Council website.

A unique attraction to Boston is the Boston Belle, a boat capable of taking up to 60 passengers, and a smaller boat the Prince George. Both offer public trips and private charters on the River Witham, The Haven and The Wash, where the seal colony can be seen.

Sail The Wash brings together information on all the harbours, marinas and towns around The Wash.

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, 07387 050967, or the CRT East Midlands office 0303 040 4040. To book passage through the lock, please use the Canal and River Trust online booking system.

Please note – all vessels passing through the Grand Sluice lock into the tidal Haven MUST monitor VHF Channel 12 for contact with the Port of Boston. For more information about the Port Authority, including their annual Standing Notice to Mariners, click here.

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 Norma Stewart, who can be contacted on 01754 482082 or 07986 009162. 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 south of Boston Gateway Marina on the River Welland in The Wash Estuary.
We can also recommend Marlex Marine, a marine engineering and servicing company based in Cambridgeshire with mobile units.

Below 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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