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Customer Notice

The Kentish Lady River Boat is currently CLOSED in line with the Government's Covid-19 lockdown rules for hospitality & leisure businesses, we will reopen this service on the 17th May with the first 1hr trips starting on 22nd May. Please note our Self-Drive Boats are available to hire now. All timings and passenger numbers quoted within this site are subject to change and amendment inline with ongoing government Covid-19 restrictions, please call our office for more information.

1hr Round Trip Maidstone - Maidstone

these Trips from will commence from May 22nd - the trip will be from MAIDSTONE returning to MAIDSTONE (no stop off at allington/Malta Inn until mid june)
For any further information please submit your enquiry via the form at the bottom of the page.
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On-going Covid-19 restrictions mean that we will be running at a 50% reduced capacity until mid June, tickets will be on a first come first served basis on the day.

Payments for these trips are - In advance at our refreshments kiosk alongside the boat.

1 Hour Trips

Running between April & October at weekends and selected school holidays -

Take in the sites and sounds of the beautiful River Medway, with wildlife and history along the way this 1hr return trip for families and individuals runs between Maidstone and Allington Lock (subject to change), with commentary and an onboard licensed bar you can take time to relax and enjoy a moment away from the chaos of the roads and the town centre.

Whilst waiting to depart why not enjoy an ice cream from our refreshments kiosk.

Ticket Prices

  • Adult £8.00
  • Child £4.00
  • (Age 2 and under travel Free)
  • Seniors £6.00
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children) £20.00
  • Disabled Concession £6.00
  • Carers £6.00

Sailing Times (May - June)

11.00 - 12.00

Depart Maidstone at 11.00 and return at 12.00. Does not stop at Allington.

12.30 - 13.30

Depart Maidstone at 12.30 and return at 13.30. Does not stop at Allington.

14.00 - 15.00

Depart Maidstone at 14.00 and return at 15.00. Does not stop at Allington.

15.30 - 16.30

Depart Maidstone at 15.30 and return at 16.30. Does not stop at Allington.

Please note the following important points

  • Covid-19 safety precautions and enhanced cleaning schedule in place, masks must be used in accordance with the latest Government advice.
  • Rule of 6 and or household bubbles applies, Track and Trace information will also be required.
  • These trips will start and finish in Maidstone from our mooring at the rear of The Archbishops Palace, we WILL NOT be dropping off Allington Lock/Malta Inn/Whatman Park.
  • Payment should be made in advance at our refreshments kiosk on the day of travel.
  • Payment by contactless is preferred but we will accept cash if required.
  • You may be asked to wait for the next boat due to the current restrictions on passenger numbers.
  • We will accept walk up bookings at our ticket kiosk prior to any one trip, but only if we have space, we cannot guarantee availability.
  • It is at the discretion of Hire Cruisers Ltd to cancel the last trip if we have not received the minimum number of bookings required to make the trip viable.
  • 30 minutes has been allowed between trips for our cleaning regime and assisted boarding procedures.
  • Well behaved dogs our welcome onboard.

1hr Cruise Timetable

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