Cambridgeshire Boating Holidays

March Marina is located in Cambridgeshire - near Cambridge and Ely. Browse our canal routes and book your perfect canal boat holiday in Cambridge. Find out more about Cambridge boating from March Marina now.

Phone: 01354 652770
Phone to book: 0330 333 0590 (Free UK calls)
Address: Fox Narrowboats, 10 Marina Drive, March, PE15 0AU
Berths: 2 - 6

Maps / Guides

The only maps available for March are the Imray guide books, IM1 and IM3

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Cambridge Canal Boat Hire

March is nestled in the fens on the middle level waterways, close to the River Ouse and River Nene.

On one of our 7night breaks, you can journey to Huntingdon - the birth-place of Oliver Cromwell. This quaint town is home to the Cromwell Museum where you can discover what life was like during the Civil War.

Alternatively, visit Cambridge from March Marina - famous around the world for its prestigious university. On your visit, explore one of the many museums and art galleries this city has to offer - bursting with history and culture.

With routes to Cambridge and Huntingdon on offer, as well as shorter breaks to Ely or Wansford, there is plenty of sightseeing to do on all routes from March Marina - and the added bonus of not many locks, making it perfect for canal boat beginners!

Please note when planning your March Marina route:

From March Marina, it is a 5-hour cruise to the tidal lock at Salters Lode, which is the second lock on the journey to Ely. Between March Marina and Salters Lode, there are 3 designated visitor moorings in March and visitor moorings supplied by the Well Creek Trust in Upwell, Outwell and Ely.

Please be aware that the tide times change daily. You are advised to contact the marina on 01354 652 770 or Denver Lock on 01366 382340 to check the time of the tide crossings in advance of your holiday. Please do this instead of trying to read a tide table, as bridge heights affect crossing times.

Please note: This canal has numerous low bridges and therefore bicycles cannot be accommodated from this loca?on.

Directions to March Marina



If approaching from the South / Midlands via the M6.

Exit M6 onto A14 then turn right to stay on A14. At the roundabout at the A14/ A1 Junction, take the 2nd exit onto Thrapston Road/ A14 then continue along A14. Cross the next 4 roundabouts taking the 2nd exit and following A141. At the 5th roundabout take the 1st exit staying along A141.

At the following 3 roundabouts, take the 2nd exit continuing along A141. At the 4th roundabout take the 1st exit onto Fenland Way/ A141. Cross the next 2 roundabouts taking the 2nd exit onto Isle of Ely Way/ A141. At the 3rd roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whittlesey Road. Turn left onto Marina Drive and the marina will be on the right. 

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The nearest airports to the marina are Birmingham International, Manchester Aiport and Liverpool Airport. 


The closest train station is March Station, which is roughly 2 miles away from the marina.




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Featured Routes

Featured routes from March Marina, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge & Return

You'll cruise across a place described as the ‘Holy Land of the English’ because of its cathedrals, and its celestial reputation makes sense as you steep in far-reaching panoramas of the charismatic flat fenlands. 

Huntingdon & Return

Your cruise tempts you to enjoy anything from bird watching to visiting the remains of a 17th-century fort, and there's even a chance to see the bones of giant reptiles that stomped around in this region over one hundred million years ago


Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from March Marina

Ely & Return

This route takes the water traveller on a journey bursting at its banks with history and wildlife - from the town that was once an island, following tranquil waters and wide skies, adventuring through the mighty Denver Tidal Sluice and reaching Cromwell's home territory in Ely.

Wansford & return

An idyllic journey through wide countryside bursting with wildlife and quintessentially English charms. As well as mingling with geese, swans and precious species of endangered wildlife, this route screams in the company of two Tudor queens and a little blue tank engine called Thomas.


Featured Boats

Featured Boats from March Marina, Cambridgeshire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Duck

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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