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Lady Gillian Boat Hire

Book Lady Gillian

From £90.00 - Max 6 People
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Medway Belle Boat Hire

Book Medway Belle

From £100.00 - Max 8 People
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Self-Drive Boat Hire on The Upper River Medway - Maidstone (Non-Tidal)


Operating 7 days a week between April & October (subject to weather and river conditions), following a safety briefing and boat handling lesson from one of our skippers you can take to the river on your own in one of our authentic day boats.

With a travel area running between Allington Lock and Teston Lock you can cruise through the beautiful Kent countryside and get in touch with nature and wildlife.

For those who take 4hr hire, you have the option to try your hand at going through a lock at East Farleigh.

You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but if you just want to chill out, you can moor up at Allington and enjoy the Malta Inn Beefeater or Little Old Tea House tea room.

Capacities and Prices

Lady Gillian - Max 6 people (Weight restriction's may apply) -

Weekends & Bank Holidays - £90.00 for 2hrs & £180.00 for 4hrs

2hr Hire > 10.00 to 12.00 - 13.00 to 15.00

4hr Hire > 10.00 to 14.00 - 13:00 to 17:00

Weekday > 10.00 to 12.00 & 10.00 to 14.00

2hr Hire > £90.00

4 Hire > £180.00

Medway Belle Max - 8 people (Weight restriction's may apply) -

Weekends & Bank Holidays £100.00 for 2hrs & £200.00 for 4hrs

2hr Hire > 10.30 to 12.30 & 13.30 to 15.30

4hr Times > 10.30 to 14.30 & 13:30 to 17:30

Weekday > 10.00 to 12.00 & 10.00 to 14.00

2hr Hire > £100.00

4 Hire > £200.00

Important Information

  • Pre-Book Only
  • Weight restrictions may apply if overall boat capacity is exceeded
  • The lead hirer and driver must be aged 21 or over, ID may be required.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the boats
  • Additional Charge on Bank Holidays
  • Travel Area - Between Allington and Teston Locks subject to length of hire.
  • Induction/Safety Briefing on Manoeuvring the Boat and Rules of the River
  • Buoyancy Aids Provided
  • Fuel Included
  • 1 Dog allowed at an extra charge of £10 per booking

Please note the following additional information -

N.B - Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full, once payment is made you cannot cancel for a refund, if the weather conditions do not permit safe travel then we will endeavour to offer you an alternative date subject to our availability.

You will need to arrive and check in at the refreshment kiosk at least 20 minutes before your departure time to allow for your induction and safety briefing.

Click Here to download a copy of our Self Drive Hire Boats Terms and Conditions.

^Based on a 1 hour trip gift voucher for 1 adult and 1 child.
Registered Address - Hire Cruisers Limited, 89 King Street King Street, Maidstone, England, ME14 1BG | Reg No 04807330
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